Someone asked this question to Ruffa Gutierrez years ago
It was just last year when Mond came out as gay. His decision to come out received a lot of support and became an inspiration to many people who are in the same situation. In a recent interview on the YouTube channel of celebrity doctor Vicki Belo, Mond shared that even until now, he is receiving messages from people thanking him for being an inspiration.
His twin brother of actor Richard Gutierrez admitted that it was not easy for him years ago to deal with his true identity because of the culture in Philippine showbiz and the harsh comments from other people. Thankfully, Mond said that he is lucky to have the support of his family and his friends.
With this, Vicki Belo shared a story about Mond Gutierrez’s sister Ruffa Gutierrez. The celebrity doctor recalled that 15 years ago, Ruffa was asked by someone if her brother Mond is gay.
“Matagal na ‘to, and someone mentioned, you (Mond) might be gay or you were gay, she (Ruffa) got angry and walked (out). Donita, Donita said something about ‘Mond is gay,’ and she got angry and she walked out,” Vicki shared.
Then, the celebrity doctor asked if his family were sensitive for some time when it comes to his identity. Mond explained that maybe because if it does not come from him, it shouldn’t be coming from other people.
He said that the kind of reaction that Ruffa Gutierrez had was coming from being overprotective. “So, I think the overprotectiveness was coming from that,” he said. Mond also said that although he has not talked about his identity to his family before they kind of knew about this already.
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