Sarah Lahbati Says Her Relationship With Richard Gutierrez Is For KeepsSarah Lahbati cannot ask for anything more regarding her relationship with actor Richard Gutierrez. She said that their relationship got deeper throughout the years they have been together.
She also feels that they can survive whatever issues that will be thrown at them. Sarah is 20 years old while Richard is 30 years old.
The one thing that helped them in their relationship is Sarah's attitude towards controversies. She doesn't care about it at all. "It’s not my goal in life to correct what other people think about me."
The hardest thing they had to go through was when Sarah left her showbiz career and decided to go back to Geneva, Switzerland in January 2013. This was amid her issues with GMA-7 top executives and rumors that she was pregnant.
Richard and Sarah neither denied nor confirmed the issue that she gave birth to their baby in Switzerland.
While Sarah was in Geneva, Richard finished his teleserye "Love and Lies" on GMA-7. When it ended, he took a leave and visited Sarah in Switzerland. Sarah said she wanted to study again, but the timing just wasn't right.
They kept a long-distance relationship for about four to five months. Richard would only go to visit when he's free, and that would be about four days. Afterwards, he has to go back to the Philippines again for work.
Asked if they are planning to get married soon, Sarah said it's awkward for her to answer that question. What she can say is that all they wanted is for their relationship to remain strong.
As of now, they don't have any problems and they have a "steady" relationship.
Sarah considers one of the biggest blessings of being with Richard is his family. She is closest to Ruffa's daughters, Venice and Lorin.
Whenever Ruffa is busy, she hangs out with the kids and teaches them how to back and brings them to the gym.
Sarah also goes with them in out-of-town trips. Aside from this, she is also a part of the reality show "It Takes Gutz To Be A Gutierrez," which will be shown on ETC! Channel late this year.
"I’m thankful that they treat me as a family, as one of their members. Masaya sila kasama. Dahil only child ako, iba kapag kasama ko sila dahil ang dami-dami nila."
What are her plans for Holy Week? Sarah said this is the first time that she won't be planning to go anywhere during the Holy Week break. But it's a good thing also since she will have the time to reflect, relax and pray.