Ruffa Gutierrez 'in the mood' for love

Posted at 01/17/13 10:49 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- Even as she declared being on a "love sabbatical" early last year, Ruffa Gutierrez has had no shortage of suitors.

"Hindi naman nawawala 'yun (suitors). Pero last year kasi, wala ako sa mood. This year medyo in the mood na ako, so let's see," the 38-year-old host told ABS-CBN News at the sidelines of a recent pictorial for an ad campaign.

Ruffa Gutierrez, with her daughters Lorin (left) and Venice 

In May, Gutierrez said she would not be open to entertaining suitors, as she was then a "love sabbatical" to focus on her career and her children.

"I was traveling, I was working, I was taking care of my kids. I was just not in the mood kahit marami akong suitors. Wala lang. Pag wala ka sa mood, hindi mo pwede pilitin. Pag wala ka talaga sa mood, wala," she said.

"Eh ngayong it's 2013, medyo na sa mood na ako. Mahaba na ulit ang hair ko," she added, laughing.

Gutierrez has two daughters -- Lorin, 9, and Venice, 8 -- with former husband Ylmaz Bektas.

Since she separated from the Turkish businessman, the actress-host has been romantically linked to several showbiz personalities, including John Lloyd Cruz and Derek Ramsay.

"For me, you don't look for love eh. If it comes, it comes. Hindi mo pwedeng diktahan ang puso mo. So whenever it comes, we should just welcome it with open arms. Pero as of now, wala pa namang nagpapatibok ng puso ko," she said.