'A-lister' Derek is 'hot,' says Ruffa
MANILA, Philippines – Since being linked romantically in recent weeks, actress-host Ruffa Gutierrez said she sees nothing wrong with being rumored as the new flame of actor Derek Ramsay.
|Ruffa Gutierrez. File photo
"There’s nothing wrong being linked with Derek. He’s A-list, he’s hot," Gutierrez told entertainment website PEP, addressing reports of her rumored romance with the former Kapamilya actor.
Maintaining they remain good friends, Gutierrez said she has become closer to Ramsay since his transfer to TV5, where she currently works as a contract artist.
"I realized he comes from a good family. He speaks well, has good values intact, and marami talaga ang may crush kay Derek," she said.
"But it’s just so assuming sa mga tao na isipin nilang may relasyon talaga agad kami," added Gutierrez, who earlier rebutted the same rumors on morning talk show "Kris TV."
Since talks of their alleged romance spread, Gutierrez said she has only seen Ramsay on a few occasions. The former beauty queen shared that she is glad that their friendship hasn't turned awkward despite the rumors.
"Sabi ko nga, ‘Hey, Derek! How’s my invisible lover?’ Tapos tawa lang kami nang tawa," she said.
"Buti nga kami ni Derek, hindi naging awkward. Kapag nagkita kami, tawanan lang kami: 'Hello, invisible lover. Grabe naman ang tsismis,'" she added.
Commenting another "tsismis" -- of her former boyfriend actor John Lloyd Cruz and Ramsay's ex-girlfriend actress Angelica Panganiban being in a relationship -- Gutierrez said she finds it amusing how "convenient" it is to link her now to the hunk actor.
"I think, it’s just nakakaaliw because people in our past are being linked together. So, I think, it’s just convenient na ma-link din kami," she said.