Annabelle Rama and Lolit Solis face-off in "StarTalk"

Lolit Solis (left) and Annabelle Rama (right) revealed that their recent word war was their first fight ever. Now that they're friends again, the two feisty women hope that what happened will never have a repeat.


It was during Rudy Fernandez's wake where talent managers Annabelle Rama and Lolit Solis finally ended their spat. A lot of people had breathed a sigh of relief as the two fiery women finally made amends and renewed their friendship.

Their rift started when Annabelle's daughter, Ruffa Gutierrez, revealed that she was snubbed by Lolit's talent, Lani Mervado, at the birthday party of a GMA-7 executive. Lolit, in defense, of Lani, said some things about Ruffa that offended Annabelle. This started a word war between the two feisty women.

At this renewed friendship, the happiest of all is maybe the Guttierrez family. Ruffa commented, "Natuwa naman ako! Si Mommy, hindi nagtatanim ng galit ‘yan, e. Siyempre, ‘pag galit ‘yan, talagang maingay siya, madaldal siya. Lahat ng hurt na nararamdaman niya, e, sasabihin niya. But after a while, as they say, ‘Time heals all wounds.'

"So I remember na nakiusap si Kuya Rudy sa kanya na magbati na sila ni Tita Lolit. Actually, maraming nakiusap sa kanilang dalawa kasi sayang naman yung friendship, e. And ako, I consider Tita Lolit as my second mom, kaya masakit. Masakit ang isang bagay ‘pag close yung tao sa iyo. Di ba, wala ka namang feelings o wala ka namang nararamdaman na pain if you don't care about the person?"

Annabelle's son, Richard, couldn't also help but be vocal about his good feelings at the settled issue between his mom and Lolit.

He said, "At last, masayang masaya ako at nagkaayos na silang dalawa. I'm very, very happy. Pareho kayong malapit sa puso ko and sana, hinde na maulit. Sana magtulungan na lang tayo. Sana hindi na ulit mag-clash."

FACE-OFF AT STARTALK. Annabelle made a TV guesting yesterday, June 28, at StarTalk to face off with the show's co-host Lolit Solis. But this time, in a friendly way as they talked about nothing but their friendship and the usual banter two friends make.

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Co-host Joey de Leon first asked Annabelle if it were true that she had been friends with Lolit even before Annabelle met her husband, Eddie Guttierrez.

"Oo," Annabelle said. "Wala pa si Eddie sa buhay ko, e, magkaibigan na kami ni Lolit."

"Oo," Lolit interjected.

Momentarily glancing at Lolit, Annabelle then continued, "Dati, reporter lang si Lolit, e. Hindi pa siya mayaman dati. Panay habol sa akin."

"Naku, ‘Day," Lolit suddenly exclaimed, trying to speak before Annabelle can go at it again. "Pasko pa yun, mahirap pa ako noon. Bahay nila sa Paranaque, punta ako. Sabi ko, ‘Hoy, Annabelle, regaluhan mo ako ng T-shirt!' Akala ko noon, sampung t-shirt ang ibibigay. Ang ibinigay, dalawang balikbayan box ng T-shirt, kasi nililigawan siya ni Danny Floro [former Crispa player]! Binigyan ako ng T-shirt ng Crispa!"

Annabelle shot back, "Hoy, baka magalit ang kamag-anak, ha!"

Joey, who had been laughing all the time, decided to change the topic. He asked, "Annabelle, sinong mga best friends mo sa daigdig na ginagalawan mo?"

"Mga reporter," Annabelle automatically answered. "Sila talaga ang best friend ko kasi araw-araw ko silang kasama, araw-araw ko silang kausap."

Curiosity getting the best of him, Joey asked at what number Lolit is (with one being the highest) in Annabelle's friend list.

"Siguro mga number seven," Annabelle said.

"Naku, top ten!" Lolit bellowed. "Sabi sa iyo, top ten, e! Ang dami namin pinagsamahan niyan!"

"Eto ba, ang paghaharap nating ito, e, walang plastikan?" Joey cautiously asked.

"Wala!" Lolit answered. Turning to Anabelle, Joey asked if she felt bad about Lolit's write-up, to which Lolit immediately cut in. She said, "Ewan ko ba diyan. Alam mo, hindi talaga ‘yan marunong magbasa ng Tagalog, Joey. Nagtataka ako kung bakit ganoon ang reaksiyon niya talaga. Sabi ko, ‘Wala naman akong binabanggit na pangalan, wala naman!' Alam mo ba nung minura-mura niya ako sa phone, natawa pa ako!"

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"Kaya next time Lolit," Annabelle calmly interrupted, "alam mo na mahal na mahal ko mga alaga ko, at alam mo na mahal na mahal ko mga talents ko. Next time, huwag naman below the belt."

After the bantering between the two friends subsided, Annabelle suddenly mentioned Daboy as one of the people who really wanted her and Lolit to make amends.

She said, "Si Daboy ngayon, natutuwa sa amin dalawa. Bago siya namatay, panay ang sabi niya sa akin na ‘Mare, bati na kayo ni Nanay Lolit.' Sabi ko na hindi pa ako ready, e. Sabi niya na ‘Sige na, Mare. Sige na.' Kaya nung nilapitan ako ni Lolit sa lamay, e, naalala ako agad ang sinabi ni Rudy. Sabi ko kay Daboy, ‘O, Daboy happy ka na, ha? Bati na kami ni Lani, bati na kami ni Lolit.'"

Now that Annabelle's at peace with Lolit and Lani Revilla. Will this be also the time for her to make amends with her Turkish son-in-law?

It seems like it's not going to happen, based on Annabelle's answer.

She related, "Itong si Ruffa, hindi ko maintindihan. Nagpalit ng SIM card. Sabi ko na yung luma niya, itapon na para hinde ma-contact ni Yilmaz. Noong isang gabi, umiyak siya ng madaling-araw. Tinanong ko kung bakit. Sabi niya na pinagmumura daw siya ni Yilmaz, malapit na daw matapos ang buhay niya, at magpakasaya na daw siya ngayon. ‘I'm so scared!' sabi niya."

Joey quipped, "'I'm so scared'? Baka naman nagpo-promote lang si Ruffa ng Monster Mom!"

They all laughed.


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