|Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo with husband Ryan.
MANILA, Philippines - Actress Judy Ann Santos, who is now back in shape after following a strict diet, defended husband Ryan Agoncillo over rumors linking him to other women.
In an interview during a press conference for her upcoming show "Junior MasterChef Pinoy Edition," Santos said she is fully aware of the rumors which are circulating in microblogging site Twitter.
She added that there is no reason for her to feel insecure because she knows that Agoncillo is faithful to her and will not do anything to hurt her and their family.
"Oo aware ako [sa rumors]. Kasi sa panahon ngayon, hindi ka man mahilig sa social networking, dapat kahit paano aware ka sa sinasabi ng tao sa paligid mo para di ka tatanga-tanga pagdating ng panahon," Santos said.
"Nakakatawa isipin kasi ang galing nilang gumawa ng kwento, ang husay nila...Ang galing ng imahinasyon. Hinahayaan ko na lang kasi lahat tayo may opinyon at ang opinyon ko ay ang galing nila.
"Oo, I stand by him and defend him," she told abs-cbnNEWS.com.
Asked about rumors saying that Agoncillo is getting closer to one of his co-hosts in an afternoon show, Santos said, "Alam mo unfair din sa mga co-host ni Ryan sa 'Eat Bulaga' kasi pamilya sila doon. Huwag na lang natin silang lagyan ng malisya."
"Saksi ako sa barkada nila. Huwag sana nating bigyan ng dahilan na magkailangan sila kasi di naman kayo [pinapakialaman]."
Santos is currently promoting ABS-CBN's upcoming reality cooking show for kids, "Junior MasterChef Pinoy Edition," where she is a host.
She is also shooting her comeback movie with Agoncillo titled "Househusband."
Santos took a short break in showbiz after giving birth to her son, Lucio.