- Ruffa Gutierrez is celebrating her 48th birthday today, June 24
- After greeting her, “It’s Showtime” host Vhong Navarro teased Ruffa about her famous ex-boyfriend
- The comedian reminded Ruffa that she shares the same birthday with her former boyfriend John Lloyd Cruz
- Based on her reaction, Ruffa seemed to have gotten surprised by Vhong’s greeting as she said: “Grabe”
Ruffa Gutierrez received heartwarming birthday greetings during today’s episode of the ABS-CBN noontime program “It’s Showtime.”
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KAMI learned that during the segment, “It’s Showtime” host Vhong Navarro teased Ruffa about her famous ex-boyfriend.
Vhong reminded Ruffa, 48, that she shares the same birthday with her former boyfriend John Lloyd Cruz, who turns 39 today, June 24.
"Dahil birthday mo, Ruffa, may babatiin din ako na nagbi-birthday din ngayon… Happy birthday kay John Lloyd Cruz,” Vhong said,
Ruffa seemed to have gotten surprised by Vhong’s greeting as she said: “Grabe!”
Ogie Alcasid then asked Ruffa why she said “Grabe” after hearing Vhong’s greeting.
"Teka, Ruffa, bakit ka napa-'grabe' dun?" Ogie asked
Ruffa explained that she would have forgotten that it is also John Lloyd’s birthday today if not for Vhong’s reminder.
"I forgot kasi. Kung di mo lang... Ikaw kasi nagpaalala sa akin Vhong na birthday din ni John Lloyd today,” she explained.
As for Vhong, he said that he wanted to greet John Lloyd because they are friends.
"Kaibigan ko din kasi yun, e. Parang ikaw din, kaibigan ko,” Vhong clarified.
Ruffa then agreed that many people are friends with John Lloyd. She also expressed her wish that John Lloyd is happy.
"Oo, kaibigan nating lahat. Hello, JL! I hope you're happy,” Ruffa stated.
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Sharmaine Ruffa Rama Gutierrez is a beauty queen, actress, and model from the Philippines. She is the daughter of celebrities Eddie Gutierrez and Annabelle Rama. She was the second runner-up in Miss World 1993 pageant. She has two children, Lorin Gabriella and Venezia Loran with her former husband, Yilmaz Bektas.
Ruffa recently talked about her daughters, Lorin and Venice on 'It's Showtime.' It is known that her kids are currently in Istanbul to spend time with their dad, Yilmaz Bektas. The celebrity mom also shared that her daughters were asking her if they could extend their vacation. Then, Ruffa recounted that Yilmaz's jokingly told her that she would see her daughters after 15 years just like he did.
Ruffa also took to Instagram and shared the emotional moment that Yilmaz Bektas bid goodbye to his daughters, Lorin and Venice. The actress shared the moment where her daughters were at the airport with their father. Lorin and Venice have stayed with Yilmaz for 12 days and their short but meaningful vacation has come to an end. Ruffa said that she can't wait for her daughters to tell her of their adventures.