Turns out, Richard Gutierrez and Sarah Lahbati's son Baby Zion not only had a major impact on his parents' lives but also for the entire Gutierrez family most especially to the matriarch, Annabelle Rama.
The feisty manager in a taped interview on The Buzz on Sunday happily shared that Sarah and Richard's first-born has got her "addicted."
"Nalimutan ko nang mag-tweet. Everytime na magpupunta ako sa bahay sa hapon na-addict na siya sa akin kasi alam niyang lakwatsera ako eh sama siya sa akin sa mall. Kapag nakikita ang pagmumukha ko nagyaya na pupunta sa kotse. Kaya nakalimutan ko na mang-away, nakalimutan ko na mag-tweet," she narrated.
Even Sarah's mother, Esther Lahbati, Annabelle says, is also very fond of Baby Zion.
"'Yung nanay ni Sarah nandoon natutulog every weekend. Kami naman ni Eddie hindi pwedeng hindi kami pupunta everyday kasi na-addict talaga ako kaya wala na akong time sumagot sa mga basher sa Twitter," she said.
While Richard, who was also at the interview, admitted that he and Sarah initially hid Baby Zion's existence to the family, until they figured out a way to let out the good news, Annabelle, for her part says she already had a hunch.
"Ako kinakabahan na ako kasi nagpahula ako eh. Mahilig kasi akong mahpahula talaga pero nagkakatotoo naman. Sabi sa akin nakikita daw niya na may anak daw akong makabuntis. Sabi ko, 'Ay wag sana si Chard, okay lang si Frank,'" she quipped laughing.
But the card reader she said named Richard saying that, "Sabi niya 'yung favorite mo, 'yung maraming trabaho.'"
Annabelle was so shocked about the reading that she even argued with the card-reader and told him, "Sabi ko, 'Hindi, hindi ako naniniwala sayo. Sinungaling ka!' Tapos 'yun pala totoo."
The revelation happened during an ordinary day at the Gutierrez household. Richard said he made sure that both his parents were in a good mood before he told them that they would have a new grandchild from him and Sarah.
"Super shocked ako. Umiyak ako 'pag alis na niya," recalled Annabelle as to how she took in the news.
The feisty matriarch shared that she was so worried as to what would become of her son and Sarah, who was just 20-years-old at that time, so much so that she "faked" being happy for them before.
"Kunyari lang 'yon Darling pero deep in my heart I was so so worried. Nag-cry talaga ako. Nag-cry ako kasi totoo pala ang manghuhula, sana si Elvis nalang ganyan ganyan," she said.
Annabelle shared that she noticed how her despairing over the news seemingly affected her son and his work.
"So sabi ko, 'Chard 'wag ng mag-worry okay na ako' para lang mag-relax lang siya, para makapag shooting na siya kasi nalungkot talaga ako. Di ako talaga makapaniwala. Ang aga aga naman, sabi ko. Batang bata pa si Sarah, ano kaya ang mangyayari sa kanya?" enthused Annabelle.
Even Sarah's mother, according to Annabelle, was somehow disappointed when the pregnancy was announced. However, all these are behind them now as both Richard and Annabelle confirmed that everything is going well between the Gutierrez's and the Lahbati's.
Annabelle in a previous Push.com report shared that Richard and Sarah's wedding is something that they are going to talk about soon. This was also confirmed by Richard who underscored that while it's "in the horizon" he and Sarah want to make "major life decisions one step at a time."
"Advice ko lang lang sa kanila na enjoy-in muna nila ang buhay nilang pareho lalo si Sarah bata pa kasi enjoy naman si Sarah sa work niya ngayon. Happy ako na masaya sya at nakakapagtrabaho siya," she said.