MANILA, Philippines ? (UPDATE 2) Judy Ann Santos is pregnant, according to her jubilant husband Ryan Agoncillo who made the announcement Friday on GMA Network?s noontime show ?Eat Bulaga.?
The actress is two months and four days pregnant, Agoncillo said, showing the ultrasound image of the baby to an ecstatic studio audience.
?Magiging tatay na ako [I will soon become a father], said Agoncillo after making the announcement.
In a short phone patch interview, Santos expressed elation over her condition and said it was something they had waited for.
Asked by the show?s hosts whether she preferred a boy or girl, Santos said it wouldn?t matter as long as the baby would be healthy.
Agoncillo added that what was also important was their adopted child Johann would have a sibling.
The couple had only waited for the results of the final ultrasound test, according to a source close to the actress but who was not authorized to talk to media.
In a previous interview, Santos told the Philippine Daily Inquirer that she was planning to ?slow down? should she get pregnant.
She said that she had been undergoing a series of ?workup treatments? to aid the pregnancy.
She noted that she would only continue the commitments she had begun like the ABS-CBN soap opera ?Habang May Buhay? and the Unitel drama ?Ikaw ang Pag-Ibig,? which co-stars Agoncillo and directed by Marilou Diaz-Abaya.
The Agoncillos, who were married in ultra-secret ceremonies in April last year, are planning to fly to Europe next month for a much-delayed honeymoon.