Actress Dawn Zulueta denies a report that her marriage to businessman Anton Lagdameo is on the rocks.
Dawn and Anton got married on December 27, 1997, and had their first baby, Jacobo, in October 2005. They make home in Davao City, where Anton works in the pineapple division of a huge family-owned agricultural empire.
"Hindi totoo," says Dawn to PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) at the press launch of a clothing line she is endorsing, yesterday, December 6, at Little Asia restaurant on Tomas Morato, Quezon City.
"That's not the first time I've heard that," she adds. "Palagi namang ini-speculate yun e, pero walang katotohanan. Natatawa kami [ni Anton]. ‘Ganu'n ba tayo kaimportante sa ibang tao na puwede nilang hanapan ng intriga?'
"Well, I guess, ganu'n lang talaga ang buhay. Like most things sa buhay natin, di ka naman puwedeng bawat ano e you'll be bothered with it. I have better things to do with my time."
Dawn clarifies that her relationship with Anton is doing well.
"My husband is very busy working," she tells PEP. "Businessman siya sa Davao. As you know, their business is agriculture. Most of his time is spent there in Davao talaga. Pero when we're here in Manila when I'm working, or I'm with Jacobo, sometimes on weekends, lumilipad din siya dito and he spends it with us."
Dawn also dispels rumors that her husband is running in the May 2007 elections.
"Usap-usapan lang ‘yan pero there really are no plans for my husband to run. As of yesterday ha, ‘yun ang alam ko," she laughs.
Then she adds, "Maraming offers, pero ang alam ko wala siyang plano. Mas mabuti na lang hindi. Mas preferred ko lang na businessman lang siya."
As for Jacobo, Dawn proudly says, "My son just turned a year and two months. He's a big boy na."
The actress also reveals that she and Anton are planning to have another baby next year.
"Late next year, I will try again and hopefully I'll be lucky again," Dawn says, smiling.