Ruffa denies romance with Herbert

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    ‘The actress maintains that she only considers Herbert a mentor since he has been in her life since she was young.’

    Ruffa Gutierrez denies that former Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista is courting her.

    Although, she says their height difference does not bother her. Ruffa is 5’10”, while Mayor Herbert is several inches shorter.

    The actress maintains that she only considers Herbert a mentor since he has been in her life since she was young.

    RUFFA Gutierrez

    Ruffa is 46, while Mayor Herbert is 52. They both have grown-up kids. Ruffa has two daughters with former husband, Turkish Yilmaz Bektas. Mayor Herbert has four children with two women.

    “Madaling pakibagayan si Mayor,” said Ruffa. “Kaya all of us in ‘The House Arrest of Us,’ like and adore him.”

    Ruffa has just broken up with her boyfriend, Jourdan Mouyal. They were together for seven years.

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    Kim Chiu had no idea where boyfriend Xian Lim was going to treat her for Valentine’s Day.

    Was she surprised, therefore, when he brought her to Palawan via a private plane. They flew there with Xian’s mom and grandma, who both approve of the relationship.

    “Ang saya ko. Kasing saya last year when Xian had delivered a huge bouquet of flowers to me by three delivery men, on the set of ‘Love Thy Woman,’” recalled Kim. “Ang gulat ng mga kasama ko.”

    Asked how she feels that Anne Curtis may soon rejoin “It’s Showtime,” Kim said she is looking forward to working with her.

    “I’ve heard a lot,” said Kim. “And I would like to work with her.”

    Anne and husband Erwan Heussaff flew to Australia in December 2019 for the delivery of their firstborn. Dahlia Amelie was born on March 2, 2020 in Melbourne. The couple returned only this month.

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    Another actress who is back in the country after giving birth abroad is Janella Salvador, who arrived from the United Kingdom with partner Markus Paterson and their new baby, Jude.

    Janella’s mom, actress and singer Jenine Desiderio, returned with the couple and her new apo. Jenine has a series on GMA.

    Jude is a breastfed baby and Janella will continue to breastfeed until she can.

    Excited for Janella is her friend and Jude’s ninang, Liza Soberano, who might organize another party for her friends. It will be recalled that Liza hosted a baby shower when she learned Janella was pregnant months ago.

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    It will probably take a while before we see Liza in a project with boyfriend Enrique Gil.

    Their last tandem was the series “Make It With You,” which was directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina and partly shot in Croatia.

    The series, however, was halted when ABS-CBN failed to secure a franchise.

    “Almost a year na rin na walang project ang dalawa,” said a kibitzer. “And I wonder if it’s true that Ogie Diaz, Liza’s talent manager, is not keen muna to have her work with Enrique.

    “Mabuti nga at maraming endorsements si Liza, kaya madalas pa rin siyang napapanood sa TV.”

    Liza is one of local showbiz’ prettiest actresses. Her father is a Filipino, while her mother is an American. Liza was born in Santa Clara, California.

    The actress keeps herself busy with her studies. She is determined to finish a college course.

    “Dream niya to become a lawyer,” the kibitzer added.

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    Senator Manny Pacquiao is said to be deadest on running for president in 2022.
    He is reportedly quietly and seriously preparing for his presidential run. He has several political advisers.

    “Pag nagkataon, siya ang unang magiging president natin na talagang nanggaling sa hirap,” said an observer. “It is common knowledge that the reason he made sure he succeeded as a boxer was because he wanted to give his family a good life, especially, his mom, Aling Dionisia. Ito raw ang gusto niyang mangyari sa bawat Filipino – ang makatikim ng magandang buhay, kahit papaano, once he becomes President.”

    Now the next question is: Is Senator Manny’s wife, Jinky, prepared to become First Lady?

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    Lovi Poe is returning to music.

    The singer-actress has put her music on the backburner these past couple of years. Now, it seems, she want to return to recording, while she stars in GMA News TV’s primetime rom-com, “Owe My Love.”

    “Owe My Love” pairs her with Benjamin Alves. It also stars Ai Ai de las Alas, Ruby Rodriquez, Nova Villa and Leo Martinez.

    Her manager, Leo Dominguez, says Lovi is excited.

    “Her first single, ‘Under,’ will be released by a well-known record label abroad,” he said.

    Do you know that Lovi’s late father, Fernando Poe, Jr., yes the “King of Philippine Movies,” could have become a recording star?

    Any showbiz occasion he attended will not be complete without him singing either one of his two favorite songs: “Doon Lang” and “Kumusta Ka?”

    Frank Sinatra was Da King’s favorite singer.

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