RAYVER CRUZ flew to Paris to join rumored girlfriend Janine Gutierrez, who celebrated her birthday last October 2.
Upon flying back to Manila, he went straight to his taping for his ongoing Kapuso drama/horror series Hanggang Sa Dulo ng Buhay Ko.
How was his trip?
According to Rayver, the highlight of their trip was Janine’s birthday last Wednesday, October 2.
Rayver remarked, “The whole trip! Of course, yung birthday.
“Bukod sa birthday, highlight siguro lahat dahil first time ko kasing pumunta ng Paris. Kasi nakikita ko lang siya sa movies, e. Kahit mga Hollywood movies, ang daming nagsu-shooting dun, e. ‘Tapos, nakikita ko lang sa pictures, like yung Eiff el Tower, yung Château de Versailles. Marami, marami akong napuntahan na tuwang-tuwa ako.”
What did he feel the first time he saw the Eiffel Tower and the other scenic sights?
“Maganda! Tuwang-tuwa ako. Sobra akong natuwa, para akong bata dun sa buong trip!” he confessed.
“‘Tsaka tuwang-tuwa ako kapag kumukuha kami ng ticket na yung may tour talaga, may audio guide, ‘tapos meron kang local na nagtu-tour sa iyo, gusto ko yung ganun. ‘Tsaka yung Versailles, kasi parang… sobrang laki nung garden niya. Kasi parang siya na yung dulo ng Île-de-France [Island of France] e, parang dulo na siya, e. Yung lupa niya, sobrang laki, hindi mo kayang ikutin yung garden nang isang oras lang. Kasi marami rin siyang something sa garden, so nag-rent kami ng old cart, ‘tapos sinulit talaga namin.”
He said, “Suwerte lang din kami, kasi maulan dun sa France, e, pero nung nandun kami, parang lahat ng lakad namin, after namin matapos sa isang lugar, saka lang umuulan, kaya suwerte!”
Rayver admits to being fascinated by the history of a particular locale, and makes it a point to travel as much as he can.
He remarked, “Ang sayang mag-travel, lalo na hangga’t kaya pa!”
Of course, the trip was even more special because of Janine, whom he loves surprising.
He added, “Ako naman kasi, ever since, gustung-gusto kong sinu-surprise siya.”
Did Janine know that he would follow her to Paris?
He revealed, “Alam naman niya pero kasi nung naayos na, nung inayos ko na, parang sinakto ko talaga na birthday niya.”
“Lagi ko kasing ginagawa yun, kung titingnan niyo naman yung past birthdays niya, kung saan siya, sila ng family niya, sumusunod ako. Kasi gusto ko yung… alam mo yun, gusto ko lang na ginagawa ko yun, kasi she loves travelling. So kung maaari talaga, gusto niyang sine-celebrate yung birthday niya sa ibang bansa.
“Nung last year lang ata hindi, pero lahat kasi ng birthdays niya, kahit noong hindi ko pa siya kilala, lagi siyang nasa… kung hindi man out-of-the country, pero wala sa Manila.”
To celebrate Janine’s birthday, they had dinner at a French restaurant.
They had a “birthday pasta” at the Pink Mamma, an Italian restaurant which has a giant skylight for a roof.
Rayver refused to disclose his birthday gift for Janine.
After his stint for Hanggang Sa Dulo ng Buhay Ko, does Rayver wish to be paired with Janine for his follow-up project?
He said, “Kung ipagpa-partner kami ni Janine, siyempre masaya kasi nga mas magiging super-dali, so bakit hindi, di ba? Gugustuhin ko rin naman talaga na makatrabaho siya.”
“Pero kung hindi pa rin naman, okay lang naman kasi hindi naman kailangang madaliin. Pag wala namang trabaho, pag Sunday naman at libre kami parehas, nakikita ko naman siya or pag walang work. So parang ganun na rin naman. Pero kung makakatrabaho ko siya, bakit naman hindi, bakit naman hindi?
“Kasi alam ko nga na ngayon nga lang na hindi ko siya nakakatrabaho, madaming natutuwa or madaming nagtu-tweet, di ba?”
The two have been seeing each other for two years. Rayver recently labeled the status of their relationship as “intense dating stage.”
MISS UNIVERSE 1969 Gloria Diaz is cast as Gloria Reyes in the Hollywood series Insatiable.
The Filipina beauty queen-turned-actress will be seen in season 2 of the popular black drama-comedy series.
She plays a pageant queen named Gloria Reyes in Insatiable Season 2, which will be available on Netflix starting October 11.
“In every pageant, there is always the big diva,” said Gloria in the BTS video.
The former Miss Universe admitted that she initially thought the off er was a mistake.
“I kept quiet to myself when Netflix first talked to me.
“I was a little shy. In fact, I thought maybe they made a mistake. Everybody here was so nice.”
Accompanied by a camera crew, Gloria showed viewers the set of Insatiable. Debbie Ryan, who plays lead character Patty Bladwell, greeted Gloria with a warm hug and said, “We’re having so much fun with you. You’re really bringing on the glamor.”
Gloria recalled how she overcame her nervousness while doing the American TV show.
“I was very, very tense but my director told me, ‘Relax. Act like a diva.’
“I said, ‘That sounds like me.’”
In the video clip, she had to introduce some of her co-stars.
Gloria proudly mentioned that Vince Rodriguez III, who plays Detective Rudy Cruz, is Filipino.
The actor confirmed this by answering “Opo.”
Vince Rodriguez is a Filipino-American actor who made headlines when he was cast in an American show, playing the romantic lead in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
Gloria then showed her very own trailer with her name on it.
It featured a huge wardrobe section.
To end the video, Gloria waved good-bye to the crew and showed everyone her own version of the “lava walk.”
Insatiable revolves around Patty Bladell, a high school student who was constantly bullied for being overweight. After undergoing a dramatic change in her life, she becomes thin and seeks revenge on her bullies as she transforms into a pageant queen.