Piolo Pascual says he already knew about the pregnancy of former screen partner Judy Ann Santos even before the actress and husband Ryan Agoncillo announced it on Eat, Bulaga! last Friday, March 12. (CLICK HERE to read related article.)
"I'm really, really, happy for them," Piolo said in an interview with PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) after the first Star Magic run held yesterday, March 14, at The Venice Piazza at McKinley Hill, The Fort, Taguig.
He adeed, "Siyempre, the first time I heard it, natuwa talaga ako because hindi lang naman sila ang nagdadasal. A lot of people were praying for that and finally, ito na nga, natuloy. Talagang masaya kami dahil goal naman ni Judy Ann 'yon. Gusto talaga nilang magkaroon ng anak. Now, siyempre, it's gonna be a big family."
When asked if he would like to be one of the godparents of Juday and Ryan's child, Piolo quickly replied, "Oo naman, bakit naman hindi? I'd be honored."
After congratulating the couple, Piolo also expressed his message to them: "Siyempre, kailangan pahinga. Huwag masyadong magtrabaho. Alam ko namang workaholic kayong pareho. I wish you well and, of course, I pray for your healthy delivery at napakaganda at napakasuwerteng anak."
Piolo and Judy Ann worked together in the following ABS-CBN primetime series: Mara Clara (1995), Esperanza (1997), Sa Puso Ko Iingatan Ka (2001), and Sa Piling Mo (2006).
They also teamed up in the movies Kahit Isang Saglit (2000), Till There Was You (2003), and Don't Give Up On Us (2006).
PROJECT WITH SANTINO AND AGUA. During the interview, Piolo was also asked about his upcoming TV project with child sensations Zaijian Jaranilla (May Bukas Pa) and Xyriel Anne Manabay (Agua Bendita).
Piolo confirmed this by saying, "Watch out for that. It's in the works already. It's gonna come out second quarter of the year."
"Tatlo kaming young sensations!" he laughed while trying to describe the teleserye. "Well, surprise na lang. Napakaganda ng proyekto, napakaganda ng concept. I'm so honored na ako 'yong kasama ng dalawang bata na pinapanood ko sa Agua Bendita at May Bukas Pa. So, I'm really, really, excited to work with them and sana abangan ng mga tao 'yon."