Rufa Mae Quinto confirmed that the photo of Gretchen Barretto and John Estrada kissing was taken in her home at her birthday party last May 27, 2007. This was revealed by the sexy comedienne during a live interview in Showbiz Central yesterday, June 10.
"Na-shock ako. Hindi ko alam ko kung sino... basta pag-uwi ko na lang ang dami nang kandila at kumpleto ang barkada. Overwhelming talaga at sobrang umiyak ako dahil I can't believe it na nag-effort silang lahat," she narrated about the surprise birthday party organized by her boyfriend, singer Erik Santos.
Did she also feel overwhelmed when she saw the intimate photos of Gretchen and John on the Internet, knowing that the picture-taking took place in her home?
"Na-shock din," Rufa Mae said. "It's a private party, supposedly, so parang nakaka-shock dahil may lumabas. Kung meron mang maglalabas ng pictures, sana ako, di ba, dahil bahay ko ‘yon?"
With Rufa Mae being friends with both Gretchen and John, does she know something that we should all know?
"Wala tayong alam diyan dahil unang-una sa lahat, kung meron mang magsasalita about sa picture na ‘yan, I think dapat ay ‘yong mga tao diyan sa picture," she said, referring to Gretchen and John.
Was Rufa Mae around when those pictures were taken?
"Kasi ano ‘yan, e, meron akong kitchen, TV room, pool area... So hindi ko nakita talaga na may naganap na ganyan."
Rufa Mae added, "Sa totoo lang, sobrang overwhelmed ako that night kaya hindi ko na tiningnan bawat isa sa kanila, basta palipat-lipat lang ako. Tapos lahat kami masayang-masaya kaya lahat kami all smiling, di ba?"
"Ang pinakaimportante sa lahat," Rufa Mae pointed out, "kaming magkakaibigan, we're just having fun."