RUFFA Gutierrez said all is well now between her and mother Annabelle Rama.
Interviewed by "Aquino & Abunda Tonight" Monday night, Gutierrez said she believed that her mother did not mean any harm when the talent manager criticized her new relationship with French-Israeli businessman Jordan Mouyal at Rama's recent birthday party.
"She was trying to be sarcastic and funny and napunta sa akin yung usapan. So, nung napunta sa akin hindi ko na nakain yung dessert ko kasi katabi ko yung pinapatamaan niya," the actress said.
Gutierrez said she left the party because she was hurt by what her mother had said. Afterwards, they were able to patch things up.
"Na-hurt ako because matanda na ako and pinapahiya pa niya ako. Sana, if ever, control lang... self-control. I don't know kung mababago pa 'yun. My mom kasi is so frank, she expresses what she feels for that moment and sooner or later she will regret it," she added.
"We're okay. She's always at the house and when I see her I always say 'hi'. I love her naman even if she fights me. She mellowed na sa lagay na yun ha," Gutierrez said.
The actress said that even though they do not usually see eye to eye on a lot of things, her mother has a big heart.
"My mom naman has a good heart. When she loves someone and when she's loyal to someone, it really shows," she said.
In same interview, Gutierrez said that she and Mouyal are dating for a few months now.
The actress/television host is also thankful that Mouyal is unaffected by intrigues thrown at their new relationship. She said that even though her mom did the ranting at her birthday, he was still gracious and respectful to her parents.
"What's really nice about him is andiyan siya kahit anong nangyayari, he'll hold my hand and will support me along the way. Hindi siya nakikialam sa showbiz intrigues. He's just there doing his own thing," she said.
"Yung mga Pinoy pag inaway na ni Mommy, nawawala na parang bula. Ito, wala siyang paki as long as I like him. He just smiles and 'hello' lang siya ng 'hello'.
She added that Mouyal is friends with her two kids, 11-year-old Lorin and 10-year-old Venice. She said the kids know her relationship with Mouyal.
"They told me kasi, 'Mom, if there's someone in your life, you have to let us know first. Ayaw namin mabasa.' Kasi matatalino na sila eh And that's what I did. I'm always honest with them first. Mas okay na they know from me than sa iba," she said.
When asked if Mouyal is "the one," Ruffa said it was too early to tell and they want to focus first on their respective work.
"Right now our focus is really work first and saka na yan. Ang relasyon naman importante sa buhay pero work muna ang priorities namin," she ended. (Sunnex)