Ruffa Gutierrez and John Lloyd Cruz
MANILA – Actress Ruffa Gutierrez admitted that it felt good that she finally had the chance to work with former boyfriend John Lloyd Cruz five years after they co-starred in the ABS-CBN series “I Love Betty La Fea.”
Gutierrez appeared in Sunday's episode of the sitcom “Home Sweetie Home,” where she played the role of Cristina, the ex-girlfriend of Cruz's character.
Speaking to ABS-CBN News last week, Gutierrez said she had fun acting alongside Cruz.
“After five years, it’s the first time na nakatrabaho ko siya ulit. Maayos naman. Masaya naman siya kasama… For us to be working together again sa ‘Home Sweetie Home,’ natuwa ako. Okay na pala sa ABS na magkasama kami, cool,” the former beauty queen said.
Gutierrez pointed out that she and Cruz have maintained a healthy friendship even after they parted ways.
“Si JL naman, nakakasama ko naman 'yan sa labas as friends. We always bump into each other na walang mga cameras… Happy ako,” she said.
In a previous interview, Cruz praised Gutierrez for "being a good sport" when she agreed to play the role of his character's ex-girlfriend on the show.
"Natutuwa ako dahil naging game siya," he said.
The actor is currently in a relationship with actress Angelica Panganiban.
"Magkaibigan naman kami kaya walang point para hindi kami maging kumportable. Walang isyu naman dapat," he said of Gutierrez, with whom he had a "special relationship" in 2010.