Judy Ann Santos is 2 months pregnant
MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) - Young Superstar Judy Ann Santos and her husband, host-actor Ryan Agoncillo, on Friday confirmed that she is two months pregnant with their first child.
Agoncillo held up an ultrasound image of their baby during Friday's episode of "Eat Bulaga," where Agoncillo is a co-host.
In an interview on TV Patrol World, Judy Ann said she had an ultrasound done early Friday to confirm that she was indeed pregnant.
"My pregnancy test was already positive but we didn't want to announce it because the obstetrician said we should hold off until there was a heartbeat," she said.
"We waited until we were really sure since we didn't want to give false hope to people."
She said she and her husband had been praying for a baby after getting married last April 28, 2009 in San Juan, Batangas. "We've been waiting for this for so long after the wedding. It was really good timing," she said.
Santos said that she had no preference on the baby's gender as long as the baby is healthy.
She added that because of the pregnancy, she would have to take it slow when it comes to work.
Aside from tapings for her hit Kapamilya teleserye "Habang May Buhay," Santos is also starring in 2 movies, one under Viva Films with Sarah Geronimo and another under Unitel, with Marilou Diaz-Abaya at the helm.
"Extra careful lang sa work, medyo magbabawas lang ng konti sa trabaho, pero tatapusin ko lahat ng nasimulan bago mag-bakasyon ng dire-diretso para maging safe ang baby at maging safe din ako," Santos said in a separate interview.
Asked what her message was to her husband, Santos joked: "Basta pondohan niya lang yong mga bata."
The TV Patrol World report said Santos has started developing a craving for "white food" including panna cotta, macaroni soup and turnips.
Gladys Reyes, Santos' co-star in the long running series "Mara Clara", also congratulated the couple upon learning the news.
"I'm very, very happy for both of them. It's a big blessing. Ano pa ba ang mahihiling natin sa kanila? Kumpleto na!" she said.
Agoncillo and Santos were first paired in the teleserye "Krystala" where their romance blossomed. They have starred in two movies together, "Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo" and "Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo" -- both of which have been box office hits.
Agoncillo proposed marriage to Santos on her 30th birthday in May 2008.
The couple recently starred in ABS-CBN's weekly show "George & Cecil."
Santos currently stars in Kapamilya's hit television series "Habang May Buhay," while Agoncillo is hosting a talent search show for TV5.