Marriage with Jules Ledesma remains strong, says Assunta de Rossi

Actress Assunta deRossi maintains that her marriage with husband Jules Ledesma is not curtailingher own personal growth. "Wala namang nagbabawal, e. Ako ang gumagawa ng sarilikong schedule. Buhay ko ‘to, may sarili din siyang buhay, walang pakialamanan,"says the Fil-Italian statuesque actress.


Filipino-Italianactress Assunta de Rossi is obviously getting tired of answering questionspertaining to the status of her six-year marriage with Negros Occidental 1stDistrict Representative Jules Ledesma.

The matter was broughtup anew after a blind item came out recently pointing to the separation of anactress and her rich husband. Many surmised that it was Assunta and Jules. Thecouple in question, however, turned out to be Beth Tamayo and Johnny Wong.

"You know what, the next time na makarinigkayo ng ganun, huwag n'yo na lang po patulan. Kasi ‘yon pa din naman ang isasagot ko,e, baka mainis lang kayo sa akin," Assunta said to the entertainment writers at the press conference of Q11's upcoming snack comedy show Ü Women held at the Dulcinea restaurant on Tomas Morato, Quezon City.

"We're still together,"stressed Assunta. "Kasi-celebrate lang namin nung December ng 6thanniversary namin. We were in Negros kasi nag-blessing ang ethanol plant naminbecause doon ginawa ‘yong first ethanol plant in the Philippines, in our land.

"So ‘pag natapos na, ‘pagokay na nag-umpisa na ‘yon, the president goes there, wala na, hindi na kamigagawa ng asukal, gasolina na. So, we were there and nataon na sumabay sawedding anniversary namin, tapos nagpa-party kami for the people who worked saethanol [plant], tapos pina-bless namin."

WAITINGFOR THE RIGHT TIME. Assunta's marriage is not immune to thecommon problems encountered by any normal couple. Six years of togethernessstill requires both parties to adjust and exert effort to make the union work.

"Wala namangrelationship na perfect, e. You know, kumpara sa kasal ng mommy at daddy ko,they've been married for 25 years...26 years na pala. And she always tells me, ‘Nakuanak, kami nga ng tatay mo na 25 years na kaming kasal, ngayon nag-aaway pa dinkami.' So, compare ko ‘yong marriage ko sa marriage niya, baby pa ‘to, e,"explained Assunta.

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She added, "So, marami pang growingna kailangang gawin. Marami pa kaming kakainin na bigas Pero ang importante, wehave the same commitment saka hindi naman ako answerable sa tao, e. Whateverhappens, I'm answerable to the one I made a promise to. So kahit ano pa siya, kahit maraming dumaan na bagyo, wala ako kailangang i-explain sa tao kasi hindinaman sa kanila ako nag-promise siguro."

Many are still waitingfor the day when Assunta would announce her entry into motherhood. But sincethe reality of bearing a child is still yet to come, the couple would ratherwait for the right time.

"If it happens, ithappens," Assunta reasoned out. "There's a reason for everything."

She added, "I leave it up to God nalang. Basta ‘yon ang pinaplano namin. Sana this year ‘pag natapos na lahat ng obligationsniya sa clan niya and everything goes well, sana maka-start kami ng panibagongchapter ng buhay namin sa bago naming tahanan."


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