Ruffa tells suitors: Apply again in November

Posted at 08/18/2012 2:12 PM | Updated as of 08/18/2012 3:13 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Amid rumors romantically linking her to a number of personalities, actress-host Ruffa insists that she is on a "love sabbatical."

Actress-host Ruffa Gutierrez

Even before reports surfaced of a supposed blooming relationship between her and newly-single actor Derek Ramsay, Gutierrez had said that she is taking time off from entertaining romance into her life.

But her "sabbatical" from love may only last until November.

Speaking to entertainment magazine Starstudio, Gutierrez said of his potential suitors: "Mag-apply ulit [sila] sa November."

'Just friends'

Early this week, Gutierrez also addressed rumors linking her to Ramsay, who is the former boyfriend of actress Angelica Panganiban. After her split with the hunk actor, Panganiban is now said to be dating actor John Lloyd Cruz, Gutierrez's former flame.

"Hindi totoo 'yun. Friends lang kami [ni Derek]. It's not true at all. We only saw each other once in London and 20 pa kami so wala kaming affair or anything, as in hindi naman kami masyadong close," Gutierrez said of Ramsay.

In an earlier interview on dzMM, the actress-host also explained that her "love sabbatical" is only temporary, as she still sees herself settling down with a man in her life.

"I have no problems naman in meeting people, it’s just that now I’m on a love sabbatical, at ayokong ma-distract sa aking trabaho and where I want to go in life. Pero sa tingin ko naman, yes, I will have someone to be with me and hold my hand for the rest of my life,” Gutierrez said at the time.

Formerly married to Turkish businessman Ylmaz Bektas, Gutierrez has two daughters, Lorin and Venice.