Annabelle Rama tearfully recalls how daughter Ruffa Gutierrez helped their family
Ruffa Gutierrez and Annabelle Rama may have had a handful of public squabbles in the past, especially whenever Ruffa’s romantic life is concerned, but their appreciation and love remain for each other.
The unfiltered Rama did not hold back when she shared on “Gandang Gabi Vice” last Dec. 23 that when it comes to her children, Ruffa is the one who always gets an earful from her.
Ruffa, on the other hand, shared that until today, Rama still meddles with her love life. “Alam mo hanggang ngayon, di ko na sasabihin yung age ko, pero hanggang ngayon nakikialam pa’rin siya sa love life. Nakakaloka,” Ruffa told an amused Vice Ganda.
(You know, until now, I won’t mention my age anymore, but until now she still meddles with my love life. It’s crazy.)
There is a reason, however, why Rama does such, maintaining that she only wants to ensure that her daughter would be okay after she is gone.
“Syempre gusto ko pag mamatay ako Ruffa, maayos ang buhay mo…” Rama told Ruffa. “I’m just telling the truth, Ruffa, masyado akong worried ang mangyari sa buhay mo pag wala na ako diba…”
(Of course, I just want your life to be in order even when I’m gone. I’m just telling the truth, Ruffa, I’m too worried about what will happen to your life when I’m gone, right?)
Meanwhile, at one point during the interview, brother Richard shared to Vice Ganda that Ruffa spoiled them a lot while growing up.
“Syempre that time yung mga bagets kayo kumikita na si Ruffa,” noted Vice Ganda.
(Of course at that time, while you were all still young, Ruffa was already earning.)
Rama also agreed with Richard, saying how Ruffa helped their family a lot in the past. She remembered, for one, how many blessings came their way after Ruffa’s stint in Miss World 1993, where she placed 2nd runner-up.
“Actually si Ruffa maraming naitulong sa pamilya namin. Nung araw kasi, sikat siya nung araw eh…” said a tearful Rama. “After Miss World, grabe, sobra talaga ang grasya na galing sa taas talaga, kaya lahat kami nakatikim ng masarap dahil sa kanya.”
(Actually, Ruffa helped our family a lot. She was so famous back then. After Miss World, we really received so many blessings from above. All of us had a taste of the good life because of her.)
“Nag-ano kami, nag-New Year sa Florida, buong family siya nagbayad,” added Rama.
(We spent the New Year in Florida, our entire family, and she paid for all of it.)
The Gutierrez trio guested on GGV recently in line with “Fantastica”, Richard’s film with Vice Ganda. Apart from Richard, the likes of Jaclyn Jose, Dingdong Dantes, Maymay Entrata, Edward Barber, Loisa Andalio and Ronnie Alonte, among others, are also with them in the project. “Fantastica” is part of the 44th Metro Manila Film Festival’s lineup and will show in theaters from Dec. 25 to Jan. 7, 2019. JB
LOOK: Ruffa Gutierrez, daughters revel in ‘City of Stars’ LA
Ruffa Gutierrez and daughters harassed by ‘old men’ in Malaysia theme park
Ageless Ruffa Gutierrez throws back to Elite modeling tilt in NY 26 years ago
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.