Ruffa Gutierrez happy being single

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 05 2011 02:48 PM | Updated as of Jul 06 2011 03:24 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Ruffa Gutierrez has reiterated that she is happy being single amid claims that she is now in a relationship with reported suitor Eduardo Puertas, a Brazilian businessman.

“Sa pagiging single ko siguro binubuhos ko ‘yong panahon ko sa trabaho. I try to do things na makakabuti para sa akin. I spend time with my kids, friends, my work. I’m just really happy right now. I surround myself with good people,” Gutierrez told “The Buzz.”

Photos of Puertas and Gutierrez together in various events have prompted speculations that the 2 are already an item.

Gutierrez was with Puertas when the actress attended the silver wedding anniversary of 2nd District Cavite Rep. Lani Mercado and Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr. in May. They were also seen together during Miley Cyrus’ Manila concert last month.

Gutierrez’s mom, talent manager Annabelle Rama, has given her thumbs up for Puertas, saying the Brazilian businessman is kind.

The actress, however, said she is in no hurry to find love.

“As of now, I just really want to take baby steps. Ayokong magmadali,” she said.

Gutierrez, who is separated from her Turkish husband and has 2 daughters, added that she would probably start thinking about her love life when she becomes “legally single.”