jon, mahal na mahal ng biyenan


GUESS who was the first person na nag-react at tumawag kay Jon Santos after he announced sa TV Patrol World na three-and-a-half years na siyang kasal sa kanyang better-half na si West Stewart.

Well, si Batangas Governor Vilma Santos, isa sa kanyang ini-impersonate at tuwang-tuwang ini-impersonate siya ng comedian.

Jon, who has never made secret his gender (yes, he is gay), submitted to a same-sex marriage last August 24, 2005 sa isang civil union sa North York Family in Toronto, Canada.

Obviously, ang kanyang new civil status ang dahilan why for a time ay parang “namahinga” muna si Jon sa kanyang trabaho.

After all, his better-half can well afford to support him.

West is an Italian industrialist who’s a key player in the local renewal energy industry.

Jon himself comes from a nakaaangat na pamilya. He finished college at De La Salle University.

Jon is one of the most admirable at professional performers na kilala namin.

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Jon revealed na nakilala niya si West through fellow comedian and impersonator Tessie Tomas, herself married to a foreigner.

They met sa isang party hosted by Tessie sometime January 3, 2005.

Until now, according to Jon, in awe pa siya sa mga nangyayari sa kanyang buhay may-asawa. His in-laws, his mother in-law, specifically, loves him, he said.         Ipinagkatiwala nito sa kanya ang isang paboritong recipe na never pang nai-share sa ibang manugang.

Back to showbiz, hopefully full-time si Jon, this time as an actor. Ginagampanan niya sa seryeng Humingi Ka sa Langit ang papel ng isang stern-looking doctor, si Dr. Jerry Dionisio.

Humingi Ka sa Langit is topbilled by Judy Ann Santos and Derek Ramsay.

We bumped into Jon sa corridor ng ABS-CBN last Sunday while on his way to the taping. Naka-costume siya.

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We heard that Rustom Padilla is himself playing a gay role sa Eva Fonda, which has Cristine Reyes in the title role.

The said part was first offered to Fanny Serrano, who felt that doing a series would be too taxing for him.

“Kung wala sana akong negosyo,” ani Fanny. “Maraming taong nagtatrabaho sa aking parlor (Fanny Serrano Beauty Salon) ang nakadepende sa akin. ’Di puwedeng sarili ko lang ang isipin ko.”

Guesting in TV shows is not a problem kay Fanny, though.

He is currently on a Caribbean cruise with Sharon Cuneta’s family.

In the cruise are Sharon, Sen. Kiko Pangilinan, KC Concepcion, Frankie and Miel.

Bago, wika nga, nagladlad ng kapa si Rustom, isa siya sa pinaka-in demand na leading man.

One of his best films was Gumising Ka, Maruja, where he was teamed up with former wife, Carmina Villarroel.

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