"Actually sanay na ako, e," answered Ruffa Gutierrez whenasked 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 thingsas 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 sapuso ko nafi-fill na nila Lorin at Venice. As long as nakikita ko ang smile nila sa mukha nila, para sa akinkuntento na ako."
The Desperadas actress said she and her kids, Lorin and Venice, will be spending Christmas with the Gutierrezfamily.
"I think with every Christmas, it's more important for me tospend 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 theUnited States and will be back byJanuary 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 herhusband. 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 stillhas 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 childrenpara at least maayos na."
Meanwhile, Ruffa also has a message for PEPsters thisChristmas. "I wish all of you a merry Christmas! Sana sa mga PEPsters, maging more positivekayo sa inyong mga comment, always see the positive in people. Lagi kayong negative, don't be too quick tojudge. Dapat tingnan niyo na langkaming mga artista na tao rin kami and may mga feelings din kami katuladniyo. So, I hope this Christmas magingmas mabait kao sa inyong mga comments and sana mag-last na yun until 2008."