"Actually sanay na ako, e," answered Ruffa Gutierrez when asked about spending Christmas without husband Yilmaz Bektas. The Turkish tycoon is a Muslim, so they don't celebrate the birth of Jesus.
She added, "Actually hindi ko siya ine-expect dumating. I don't expect anything anymore. Pero I don't wanna be disappointed. With regard to that, I'll just take things as they come. Hintayin na lang natin."
They were together for four years, isn't she feeling any void in her life?
Ruffa said, "Alam mo hindi ko naiisip kahit wala siya kasi yung love sa puso ko nafi-fill na nila Lorin at Venice. As long as nakikita ko ang smile nila sa mukha nila, para sa akin kuntento na ako."
The Desperadas actress said she and her kids, Lorin and Venice, will be spending Christmas with the Gutierrez family.
"I think with every Christmas, it's more important for me to spend it with my family—my mom, my dad, my brothers. So yun ang importante," the TV host-actress added.
For this holiday season, Ruffa and her kids will fly to the United States and will be back by January 4. Is there a possibility that her husband will join them?
The former beauty queen quickly said she has no idea about the plans of her husband. Nonetheless, she still issued an invitation, "You know, he's welcome to come and visit anytime he wants. Siyempre for the spirit of Christmas."
In an earlier report from PEP, Ruffa admitted that she still has an open communication with her Turkish husband. Ruffa explained, "Mabuti na 'yong may communication. Mahirap din kasi ang masyadong tahimik, e, so I wish to continue with the communication with the father of my children para at least maayos na."
Meanwhile, Ruffa also has a message for PEPsters this Christmas. "I wish all of you a merry Christmas! Sana sa mga PEPsters, maging more positive kayo sa inyong mga comment, always see the positive in people. Lagi kayong negative, don't be too quick to judge. Dapat tingnan niyo na lang kaming mga artista na tao rin kami and may mga feelings din kami katulad niyo. So, I hope this Christmas maging mas mabait kao sa inyong mga comments and sana mag-last na yun until 2008."