At just about the same time of the new season launch of their E! cable channel show It Takes Gutz to be a Gutierrez earlier this month, Ruffa Gutierrez admitted she is excited to finally be able to move into her new home along with her daughters Lorin and Venice. “According to the Feng Shui, August 1 is a very lucky day bago mag-ghost month so kailangan sundan. This is actually my first house away from my family because prior to this I actually stayed with Chard (her younger brother) and Sarah (Lahbati). We shared a house together and prior to that I was always in a condo. I lived alone but I was in a condo with my kids. This is the first house,” she shared.
The new home will also allow her daughters to each have their own spacious bedrooms. “They’re very excited because Venice is 12 and Lorin is 13 and we need our space. We have a nice cute garden, we have a nice lanai, they each have their own rooms so we’re excited. I’m actually excited to go shopping for the house,” she shared.
As she is in the process of completing the interiors, Ruffa admitted she and her mom Annabelle Rama sometimes have different views on how to decorate the new home. “I have a peg and my mom thinks mukhang pang-ospital. Because I want all white and beige. Sabi niya, ‘Ano ba yan, mukhang pang-ospital!’ So gusto niya brown, black, and she even bought a sofa for me na super cute pero hindi lang bagay sa peg ko and I’m like ‘Mom, mukha siyang western, wala tayo sa Texas! (laughs)’ I know my mom means well but sometimes she’s very strong and gusto niya yung way niya. pero sabi ko, ‘Ma, ako yung titira.’ So if she thinks pang-ospital, ako naman gusto ko yung malinis,” she explained.
At 43 years old, Ruffa said she is a good mix of her mom and dad Eddie Gutierrez. “I think I’m a chocolate vanilla swirl. I have 80% from my very dignified father naks (laughs) and 20% of my mother’s feistiness and that’s me. I think I’m a unique creature all on my own,” she said.
When it comes to her personal life, she admitted she just wants things to be uncomplicated. “(My heart is) good. Steady lang. Happy. You know kaming mga artista gusto natin lagi na may action, may drama, may nangyayari kasi we’re very creative. But I’m happy that with my love life happy lang, steady. Walang gulo, walang drama and I think that’s better. Because if you’re happy with your heart everything else follows,” she added.