With the start of the latest season of her cable reality show It Takes Gutz to be Gutierrez earlier this month, Ruffa Gutierrez said that she is enjoying keeping her life worry free. “You know what I just stay away from negative people. I stay away from negativity. There’s already so much bad things happening around the world so I just want to surround myself with good people that will lift me up, amazing people that will bring me to new heights and not bring me down,” she shared during the Watsons Time to Renew event held last August 22 in Ortigas.
As a doting mom, Ruffa said she doesn’t spoil her daughters when it comes to technology and wants them to have a regular childhood. “Lorin is already 14 and Venice is 12 turning 13. Venice doesn’t have Instagram yet and everyone in her class was actually shocked this year because the teacher said, ‘Please bring out your smartphones’ and she was the only one without a smartphone. And so she cried to me, ‘Mommy I’m the only one without a smartphone!’ And I’m like, ‘Really? Venice when I was 17 dun lang ako nagkaroon ng unang phone.’ Sabi ko I was able to live a great life. I embraced my childhood na wala akong phone. Dapat ikaw din 17. Sabi niya, ‘Mommy that was nung araw! Iba na yugn panahon ngayon!’ So finally I gave her one of my old phones so ang promise ko sa kanya pagdating niya ng 13 ilo-launch na ang kanyang Instagram account,” she shared.
Having also recently moved into her own home with her daughters, Ruffa admitted they are enjoying having their own personal space. “Yeah they’re enjoying their own rooms but sabi ko huwag sila mag-lock. Para alam ko rin kung anong ginagawa nila sa room di ba? O very Annabelle Rama right? (laughs)” she said.
When it comes to giving them advice, Ruffa hopes that when they grow older they will be smarter about their decisions especially when it comes to love. “You know what, it’s actually the courtship, the dating is much younger di ba? So naalala ko nung araw nung 14 ako pinipingot ako sa tenga ng mommy ko. So sabi ko, ‘Girls, I just want to make sure na you guys use your brain. Nagpakahirap ako, nag-sacrifice ako para mapaaral kayo kahit ako lang mag-isa so gamitin niyo naman yung pag-aaral niyo and huwag ayo ma-in love right away.’ Sabi ko, ‘You can fall in love any time any day huwag lang bata. I want you to learn from my mistakes,’” she added.