Even Ryan Agoncillo is uncertain whether wife Judy Ann Santos is indeed pregnant or not.
At the press conference held today, March 8, at Cravings restaurant, Shangri-La Plaza Mall in Mandaluyong City for the newest season of the top-rating show Talentadong Pinoy, Ryan asked the invited entertainment press to remain patient as they are still in the process of verifying initial tests.
"As with anything in our life, hindi naman namin ipagdadamot, but at this point kasi hangga't hindi pa namin lubusang naku-confirm, di ba? We need some more confirmation. When the time comes, we will share it. We will share it with you guys once we have that solid confirmation kasi ayaw naman naming maudlot," explained Ryan.
The television host-actor did not deny though that the thought of fatherhood excites him, which also explains why he would rather not raise his hopes this early. He avoids being disappointed should the doctors say there's no pregnancy yet.
GIANT LEAP OF FAITH. The good showing of Talentadong Pinoy plus TV5's promising future under new management encouraged Ryan to sign a three-year non-exclusive contract with the network.
ABS-CBN and GMA-7, according to Ryan, pitched in generous offers as well with the intention of persuading him to join their respective roster of talents.
Ryan, however, had a problem with one specific and identical detail stipulated on the contracts sent by the two giant networks.
"Kalakip nung mga offer nila was laging to quit Talentadong Pinoy, which was just out of the question for me," he confided. "For me and Noel [Ferrer, Ryan's manager] kasi, hindi naman lahat pera-pera. And ang Talentadong Pinoy, we were there from the start, together kaming lahat, so we just can't leave that."
And since the TV5 deal is non-exclusive, Ryan likes the privilege of still being able to work outside the confines of the Novaliches-based station. In fact, Ryan proudly revealed that his contract allows him to work with the longest running noontime variety show Eat Bulaga! which is being shown on GMA-7.
"There's a part in my contract also saying that should ABS-CBN need my services to be partner with Judy Ann still, I could go out and do it," said Ryan.
Ryan took it upon himself to make his departure from ABS-CBN amicable by inviting the station's Head Cory Vidanes to their house for dinner.
"She was very nice about it and even wished me luck for the next three years," Ryan recalled.
The articulate TV host-actor expressed awe and gratitude for being given the rare chance to work with all networks regardless of the cutthroat competition.
"As long as mabait ka sa katrabaho mo, as long as you meet the standards of excellence of whatever job you're doing, there's always work and space for everyone beyond the network wars," said Ryan.