My husband admitted he once had an affair—Vilma Santos

/ 09:28 PM April 14, 2015

Batangas Governor Vilma Santos-Recto and Senator Ralph Recto. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Batangas Governor Vilma Santos-Recto revealed on Monday her husband, Senator Ralph Recto, once had an affair with another woman.

Santos-Recto, in an interview on Winnie Monsod’s “Bawal ang Pasaway” aired Monday night on GMA News TV, said the senator admitted to her about his infidelity.


“Tinanong ko, totoo ba itong ganyan-ganyan?’ Sabi niya, ‘Totoo,’ (I asked him, ‘is it true?’ And he said it was true),” she said.

Santos-Recto said they had an agreement that if such problem ensued, Senator Recto should just admit about his pecadillo rather than her discovering it from other people.


Santos-Recto said she has forgiven her husband, who she revealed was crying when he said sorry to her.

“O, sige. Next time, be careful. I told him,” said Santos-Recto. She said she told him being married to a show-biz personality like her, people would easily recognize if he’s dating another woman and the news would easily spread and reach her. “I’d know it at once,” she said.

When asked about the possibility of her husband siring an illegitimate child, Santos-Recto said there could be none.

“Siguro naman kung mayroon, lumabas na iyon, ‘di ba? (I think if there’s one, he or she should have come out in the open already, right?)” Santos-Recto told Monsod.

Santos-Recto also recounted Recto was only 21 years old when they met.

“He is 10 years younger than me. He was 21 and I was 31 years old. He was still in school at the time and he didn’t know who I was,” Santos-Recto said.

They have only one child, Ryan Christian Recto.


Prior to her marriage to Recto, the veteran actress-turned-public servant had a son, actor-host-model Luis “Lucky” Manzano, with former partner, actor Edu Manzano. Ed  Glorious Cabading, OJT



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