With the recent announcement of her brother Richard Gutierrez’s engagement to longtime girlfriend Sarah Lahbati, Ruffa Gutierrez admitted it was a happy surprise for their family. “Actually we were shocked because when they came from Switzerland para we were waiting to share some news but they didn’t say anything so wala pa. Of course they would tell us but I think they were waiting for the right moment and they shared it to us when we were all having dinner one time and we all cried. We thought, ‘Wow finally they’re getting married.’ Sarah finally said yes, and I believe that this is the right thing for them. They’ve been together for so long, they’ve been through ups and downs and it’s the best thing for Zion,” she said during the It Takes Gutz to be a Gutierrez viewing party held last July 31 in Taguig.
Ever since their family started producing the show in 2014 on cable, Ruffa admitted she never imagined they would make it all the way to a fifth season. “No it was actually very experimental. We just had a meeting with E!, with director Mike Carandang, and they loved it so we had a season 2. But there was a point where we were like, ‘Okay are we really going to continue? What are we going to share? Are we happy that the cameras are always in our lives? Maybe it’s time to stop.’ But since the ratings were so high, everybody wanted to watch it so we continued. This season well I think it’s going to focus more on Richard and Sarah in the second episode and how they got engaged, how Chard proposed so I’m very excited,” she explained.
Apart from regularly taping a reality show with her family, Ruffa said she is open to joining her brother Richard (who plays the ruthless head vampire Sandrino) on the top-rating primetime series La Luna Sangre. “I actually am waiting for them to offer a vampire role because sabi nila para daw akong bampira hindi tumatanda so talagang bagay sa akin maging bampira (laughs). Why not right?” she said.