MANILA, Philippines – She may have just returned from Hong Kong, but that hasn’t kept Ruffa Gutierrez safe from intrigue.
In the Dec. 5 episode of “Paparazzi,” the beauty queen barely escaped her co-hosts Cristy Fermin, Mo Twister and Dolly Ann Carvajal’s inquiries on the identity of a guy that Ruffa was photographed with at the airport.
“I was there to visit a friend. I went shopping and katulad nung kay Pam (Quinones, stylist), she also went shopping. We went shopping kasi nag-launch yung ‘Lanvin for H&M,’ so lahat talaga nagkakagulo to buy the pieces,” Ruffa shared about her recent vacation.
Ruffa then pointed out that she and the guy were part of a group and that the two of them did not go around Hong Kong by themselves.
Despite her co-hosts’ persistence, the actress-TV host refused to name the guy for now, except to say that they aren’t exclusively dating.
“Alam mo, Mo, napaka-sarap talaga na mga bago mong kakilala hindi showbiz kasi you don’t have to say their names because they’re private individuals. Hindi katulad nung dati kong ka-relasyon na magulo, maingay, maraming tumatawag. Dito tahimik na tahimik,” said she, subtly referring to her ex-boyfriend John Lloyd Cruz.
Recall that last month, Ruffa got vindicated after John Lloyd admitted to be the one still calling her and not the other way around. The box-office king called up Ruffa while committed to Shaina Magdayao.
“First of all, he’s a private individual. And he’s not mysterious. ‘Yung mga ‘mysterious’ na mga ganyan, ‘yan ‘pag may tinatago lang kayo, parang kung may asawa siya or, you know, meron siyang mga anak na tinatago. Pero ‘pag ganyan naman ka-hot at single, wala naman kailangang itago.
“Huwag naman kayong magsabi na ‘oh, mysterious’ and hiding. There’s nothing to hide,” Ruffa insisted.
Asked if the guy in the picture is Eduardo Puertas, a Brazilian who’s currently being linked to her, Ruffa only answered, “Basta!”