Followers of the ABS-CBN late-morning show Ruffa & Ai probably didn’t notice it but for two days last week, co-host Ruffa Gutierez (with Ai-Ai delas Alas) was red-eyed… from crying? According to Funfare’s Bohol Avenue DPA, last Wednesday Ruffa was on the phone while all the guests were in, including Lea Salonga. When she came out of her dressing room, “Her eyes were red, obviously from crying,” said the DPA. Same thing happened the next day: Ruffa was again on the phone, crying while talking to somebody “mysterious.”
The question is: Who was she talking to and why was she crying?
Wild guess: John Lloyd Cruz?
The same DPA said that it’s not true that John Lloyd and Liz Uy have reconciled. While John Lloyd claims to be “loveless” (even if, according to other sources, his “special friendship” with Ruffa is as strong as ever, secret nga lang), Liz seems to have found “new happiness” in the person of Francis Ricafort, LJ Moreno’s brother who was once linked to, among other girls, Camille Prats and KC Concepcion.
“On Aug. 5, Francis’ birthday,” added the DPA, “Liz hosted a ‘surprise’ party for him at her condo unit and then they hied off to Boracay where they were seen holding hands while walking in the sand. Sweet na sweet sila.”
Back to Ruffa and John Lloyd…Did somebody “order” them to, well, “lie low” while the promo for Star Cinema’s In My Life (John Lloyd’s movie with Vilma Santos and Luis Manzano who plays John Lloyd’s lover) is in full blast?
Asked what the matter what, Ruffa texted Funfare thrice.
First text: “I cried over something but not to the point of letting it affect my work.”
Second text: “Over JLC? No. Secret! One day you will find out what.”
Third text: “I was just feeling sick. Have a cold and cough, and have been sneezing. I guess it’s allergies so I had to see a doctor yesterday morning before reporting to the studio. Baka naman people thought I was crying cuz my eyes were red from the allergies. Grabe!!!”
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