As their family’s reality cable television show It Takes Gutz to be a Gutierrez starts its fifth season this month, Annabelle Rama admitted to the press at the show’s viewing party that she was one of the first to know that her son Richard was already planning to propose to longtime girlfriend Sarah Lahbati during their last trip to Switzerland. “Ako lang muna (may alam). Nalaman ni Eddie sa Geneva (Switzerland) na. Ako ang kinausap ni Richard. In-advise-an ko siya, ‘Tama ba ang decision mo?’ Sabi niya, ‘Mommy engaged pa naman eh.’ Sabi ko, ‘Okay.’ Okay lang,” she recalled.
The outspoken Gutierrez matriarch admitted she did not expect her son would pop the question this year. “Siyempre I was so shocked pero wala naman ako magawa, decision ni Richard yun di ba? I’m so happy kasi nakita ko naman si Sarah talagang loyal kay Richard, hindi lumalabas sa gabi. Pag nag-taping si Richard maski umaga na umuwi wala siyang reklamo. Hindi tulad ng ibang babae pag busy yung lalake nag-ka-clubbing. Eto wala,” she said.
Since getting engaged, Annabelle noticed how her son is slowly becoming more of a family man. “Tatlo sila laging magkasama ni Zion kaya tuwang-tuwa naman ako,” she added.
With the wedding plan details still under wraps, Annabelle admitted she couldn’t help but advise her son about the big step he was planning to take. “Sabi ko, ‘Pag-isipan mo mabuti kasi hindi naman yan biro. Forever yan. For life na yan eh.’ Sabi lang niya, ‘Yes,’ she shared.