Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo finally broketheir silence regarding the news of their engagement. YES! magazine's July issue features the exact details of what happenedon their engagement last May 11, which coincided with her 30thbirthday.
Associate Editor Ana Pingol shares some details on how she was able to interviewJuday and Ryan for the YES! feature.
"Ligawan process din. Nadaan sa kulit," Ana laughed."Siyempre minsan, mga artista, minsan kailangan nila ng private moment. Kayalang, in-explain ko naman na hindi kayo ordinaryong tao and maraming nag-aabangsa balitang ito. And, it's not a bad news naman. It's happy news to share."
PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) posted the announcementon the Juday-Ryan interview last June 19. Tidbits on the article revealed thatRyan tried to hide his engagements plans, even from friends. It was only Juday'sbest friend Beth Tamayo who got wind of what was really up when Ryan sought herhelp in buying a one-million peso diamond ring.
Ana Pingol shared, "Sabi niya, tagung-tago ngatalaga kasi nga, every year parang expected na niya na meron magsu-surprise,may whatsoever. Madali siyang makatunog. So, talaga ito, ginawa ni Ryan yungbest na magagawa niya para walang maisip na kung ano man si Juday."
OUT IN THE COLD. Juday's manager Alfie Lorenzo was thelast to know about the engagement and Startalkwas able to contact him in Europe through phone patch. Startalk co-host Butch Franciso asked, "Kailan mo nalaman na engagedna si Judy Ann at si Ryan at nagtampo ka daw because you were the last to know?"
A surprised Alfie answered, "Hindi ko pa nga alam, e.Buti pa nga kayo, e, alam n'yo na. Nag-text yung mga fans, kasi nabasa daw nila saYES! magazine. E, wala. Wala pasinasabi sa akin yung dalawa."
"Alam mo, sa tinig ng pananalita mo parang may tampoka," Butch quietly said to Alfie.
"Meron!" Alfie exclaimed. "Kasi I was out of thepicture already, ‘di ba?"
"E, bakit ayaw mo tanungin, Alfie?" Lolitinterjected. "Bakit hindi mo tanungin yung dalawa?"
"E, bakit tatanungin pa? Para bang disregarded ako, diba?" Alfie retorted.
"Dapat yung bonding ninyo nagtatapatan kayo sa isa'tisa!" Lolit answered back.
"Ay, hindi kami magkasama," Alfie revealed. "Magkasamalang kami doon sa London at doon sa Dublin, and Milan. ‘Tapos after noon,pumunta na sila kung saan."
Changing the subject, Butch asked for Alfie'sreaction to the engagement.
"Mabuti naman na engage na sila at hindi yung ligaw-ligawanlang. At least may patutunguhan ang relasyon nila. Okey naman magkaroon ngkititing na Ryan at kititing na Juday, di ba?"
Lolit immediately asked, "So, pagbalik sa Maynila, puwedena magpakasal ang dalawa, Alfie?"
"Ay, hindi pa!" Alfie said. "Matagal pa ‘yon. Pinagpaplanuhanpa nila ‘yon. Alam ko ‘yon na pinag-uusapan nila na 2009, ganoon o sasabay silasa exit ni Ate Glo [Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo]. Ganoon."
So, basically, there are no hard feelings on Alfie'spart?
"Okey lang ‘yon," Aflie said. "Kayalang naman, e, respeto man lang. ‘Yon, hindi ba? Just inform you na, ‘Hoy!Lalayasan ka na namin,' ganoon."