Rufa Mae: Just add a groom
It was beguiling and befuddling at the same time.
In stream-of-consciousness style, Rufa Mae Quinto talked rather openly about previous affairs that went pfft.
From out of nowhere, she candidly remarked in Filipino: “Maybe my past relationships didn’t work because some of my ex-boyfriends spoke in English and I didn’t. We didn’t understand each other. It was a simple case of miscommunication.”
The only English speaker she was most famously involved with was Filipino-American basketball player Rudy Hatfield. They were a couple for seven years.
After Hatfield, she got linked to singer Erik Santos and then to “Bubble Gang” castmate Boy2 Quizon. Between Erik and Boy2, she was supposedly set to marry a certain nonshow-biz guy that remained nameless until now.
“I keep talking about marriage, but no one is coming forward to marry me,” she said, but only half in jest, it seemed.
Turning to serious matters, she said (intriguingly) that she was hoping a divorce law would soon be passed in the country, “to lessen complications and make everything legal.”
She has no qualms about signing a prenuptial agreement. “I have no interest in the wealth of my future husband. In all modesty, I also have to protect myself.”
No, she didn’t think it was ironic that she was asked to endorse the Weddings & Debuts bridal fair, set at Megatrade Halls 1, 2 and 3 of SM Megamall from Feb. 15 to 17.
She has become quite an expert in planning weddings; she helped fix Momoy Palaboy comedian Roadfil Macasero’s Goth-themed ceremony to Farah Lopez.
Rufa Mae has picked the fashion designers and makeup artists that she would work with in her future wedding. She has likewise chosen the venue—“somewhere cool like Tagaytay or Baguio.”
She quipped: “The only thing lacking is the groom.”
In any case, she has no time to fret about affairs of the heart since she is busy with two movies after her TV5 fantasy series “Enchanted Garden” concluded its run last month.
She is paired with Brazilian-Japanese model Fabio Ide in indie filmmaker Adolfo Alix Jr.’s romantic-comedy “Ride to Love,” which follows different couples who meet and fall in love in the MRT station.
Also in the works is her solo movie, which she dubbed her “relaunch”—“Miriam: Ang Huling Henya”—director Marlon Rivera’s followup to “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank.”