JANINE Gutierrez celebrated her birthday on October 2 but she was given an asalto by family and friends on October 1. She then had a taping for her primetime show with Alden Richards, “Victor Magtanggol”, but she quickly finished all her scheduled scenes and was allowed to go home early. She was fetched on the set by rumored boyfriend, Rayver Cruz, and brought home not knowing a surprise party is waiting for her there.
“I was so surprised!” says Janine. “I really didn’t expect it but I’m so happy that all my siblings were there, also my mom (Lotlot de Leon.)”
And although they have yet to admit their relationship formally, it’s obvious that Rayver is someone so special to her now as he was there on that very important occasion and was even in cahoots with those who gave her a surprise birthday celebration. “As of now, we’re just special close friends,” they insist, although it’s apparent that their action speaks louder than their words.
Rayver is now officially a Kapuso and he has started taping for her first soap with them, an afternoon prime drama series, “Asawa Ko, Karibal Ko”, opposite Kris Bernal and Thea Tolentino. As for Janine, she has also started shooting her new movie with Regal, the romantic comedy “Elise” which pairs her for the first time with Kapamilya actor Enchong Dee.