Former couple John Lloyd Cruz and Ruffa Gutierrez were happy about how their onscreen reunion turned out. The last time that they worked together was five years ago on the Kapamilya soap I Love Betty La Fea where John Lloyd played Armando Solis, the love interest of Betty, portrayed by Bea Alonzo, and Ruffa took on the role of the soap’s antagonist Daniella Valencia.
Ruffa appeared last week on John Lloyd’s sitcom with Toni Gonzaga Home Sweetie Home as the former’s ex-girlfriend Cristina. “Actually after five years, that’s the first time na nakatrabaho ko siya ulit and maaayos naman. Masaya naman siyang kasama,” she said in a recent interview with Push.com.ph. She added, “for us to be working together again sa Home Sweetie Home, natuwa ako kasi okay, okay na pala sa ABS na magkasama kami. Happy ako.”
Ruffa underscored that they were actually fine with each other even off cam. “Si JL naman nakakasama ko naman ‘yan sa labas as friends, we always bump into each other na wala namang cameras,” shared the former beauty queen.
Ruffa and John Lloyd’s almost one-year relationship started in March 2009. Their split back in February 2010, according to Ruffa’s previous tell-all interview, were precipitated by certain incompatibilities and the actor’s alleged excessive fondness for alcohol and for women.
In a separate interview, the actor likewise said he was happy that Ruffa became “a good sport” by agreeing to even be part of the show. "Natutuwa ako dahil naging game siya… Magkaibigan naman kami kaya walang point para hindi kami maging kumportable. Walang isyu naman dapat," he said.
John Lloyd is currently in a relationship with actress-comedienne Angelica Panganiban, while Ruffa is happy being single.