May has always been special for Judy Ann Santos. It’s the month of Mother’s Day, and her birthday falls on May 11, today (she is 39). This year, she has much to celebrate for it marks her 30th year in showbiz where she is still one of the industry’s most highly respected actresses and an in-demand celebrity endorser. Do you know any among the young actresses today who can hold a candle to Judy Ann especially to her body of work? Probably not.
During her cover shoot for Good Housekeeping Philippines, we asked the actress if there was anything she still wanted to do. Without any pause or hesitation, Judy Ann replied, “I want to be a farmer. I want to have a little farm with a fishpond.”
She also added she wanted chickens. “Kasi gusto kong nagha-harvest ng itlog yung mga anak ko.”
Judy Ann’s answer reflects the current stage of her life right now. She’s all about her three kids and as you will see in the video below, they are in love with their mom as well. As she talks about her parenting style, you can tell that she and Ryan make an effort to make sure they don’t raise entitled kids. They can probably have everything they want, but it comes with responsibility.
“Gusto ko ma-experience nila yung nagha-harvest sila ng pagkain nila. Gusto ko silang turuan how important super foods are, ma-explain ko sa kanila ng tama.”
A farm would teach Yohan, Lucho and Luna about hard work, gratitude, and the rewards of a simple life. For Judy Ann, that’s the inheritance she wants to give the kids.
Check out Judy Ann's cover story and see her photos with the kids in the May 2017 issue of Good Housekeeping Philippines, available now at your favorite bookstores and newsstands.