Jesusa Purificacion Levy Sonora-Poe better known by her screen name Susan Roces, was the only wife of Filipino actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, and politician Ronald Allan Kelley Poe, also known professionally as Fernando Poe Jr., and often referred to by his initials FPJ.
Roces and FPJ got married in a civil wedding in December 1968 and later married in a religious service, where in attendance were then Filipino President Ferdinand Marcos and First Lady Imelda.
FPJ was very reticent about his personal life.
However, in February 2004, during the presidential campaign, FPJ admitted to having fathered two children out of wedlock.
FPJ had an affair with actress Anna Marin and had one son, Ronian and also had an affair with former actress Rowena Moran and had a daughter, Lourdes Virginia.
FPJ had and his wife Roces adopted a daughter Grace Poe, who became a senator.
FPJ’s long and successful career as an action star earned him the nickname “Da King” (i.e. the “King of Philippine movies”).
FPJ also wrote, directed, and produced several of the films he starred in—under the pseudonyms Ronwaldo Reyes and D’Lanor.
FPJ was born on August 20, 1939 and died on December 14, 2004, aged 65.