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Single-again Ruffa G: Men, stay away for now

/ 06:13 PM February 27, 2012

Ruffa Gutierrez is officially single. Her marriage to Yilmaz Bektas is finally annulled. How does she feel? “Emotional,” she says. “As I close a chapter in my life and open a new one, I wish to thank my family, friends and fans for being so supportive during this bittersweet journey.”

Has she told her daughters, Venice and Lorin? “I had an intimate, quiet and personal moment with them as we were locked in an embrace watching the Boracay sunset,” she relates. “We were in tears. Whatever it is we shared, I would like to keep it to ourselves.”

Is she ready to fall in love again? “I’m on a love sabbatical,” she declares. “I pray I won’t get distracted this year. So men, stay away. But I still believe in love. One day my life partner will find me.”


What’s her message for Yilmaz? “I wish him all the best. May we continue to be at peace with each other.”

Love truly owes Ruffa a happy-ever-after; she has always given love her all.

Proud mama

Liezl Martinez is proud that her daughter, my inaanak Alyanna, has found her niche as stylist to many celebs.

“She has moved out and into her own condo,” says Liezl. “At first, Albert and I were worried, but we realized that it is for her own good—so she will learn to stand on her own. Albert is tempted to buy her an air-con because she needs one. But I told him not to, so Alyanna will really feel what it’s like to live within her means.”

Liezl and Albert have given Alyanna strong roots; it’s time to give her wings. As my fave line in “The Descendants” goes: “We should give our children just enough so they will do something, but not too much that they will do nothing.”

Sarah live

Sarah Geronimo shines anew in “Sarah G Live,” airing Sundays at 8 to 9 p.m. on ABS-CBN. She describes herself as a “modern Filipina” who’s between the “manang” type and the liberated ladies.


Although she has made it big in the biz, Sarah admits that she still has a lot to learn. For her, becoming a “modern-day Filipina” entails being independent.

With her much publicized heartbreak over Rayver Cruz, Sarah wants to become wiser when it comes to love. “Kilala ko po kasi ang sarili ko. Sobra akong malambot. Kailangan kong maging matalino pagdating sa matters of the heart.”

Sarah also admitted that it’s still Mommy Divine who handles her finances. “Ipinagkakatiwala ko muna po kay mommy ang lahat. Pero soon, aayusin ko rin talaga para maging hands-on din ako sa savings ko, sa sarili kong kinikita.” With her new show, Sarah will surely be singing all the way to the bank.

Lucky charm

ABS-CBN 2’s hit game show “Kapamilya Deal or No Deal” is back on Saturdays, 6 p.m. after “TV Patrol Weekend.” It has a new host, Luis Manzano, plus a new banker and new briefcase 24K girls. A whopping jackpot prize of P2 million is at stake. Televiewers also have the chance to win prizes.

What did Luis buy when he made his first million? “I bought myself a car—a Honda CR-V,” he reveals. Isn’t he wary of being compared to the game show’s former host, Kris Aquino? “I know I will be but I’m not trying to be the Kris of ‘Deal,’” he explains. “I’m going to be myself.”

Gone are the days when his mommy Vi would say “I love you, Lucky” on TV. But Luis will serve as the game show contestants’ lucky charm.


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