Richard Gutierrez Says Mother Annabelle And Esther Lahbati Are Now OkayRichard Gutierrez revealed that his mother Annabelle Rama and Esther Lahbati, his partner Sarah Lahbati's mother, are already okay.
Annabelle and Esther had a rift after the latter posted on her Instagram that she was offended by the Gutierrez family because of the way she was treated during their grandson Baby Zion's baptism/birthday party.
Esther said she was made to look like a "patay gutom" by Annabelle after asking her to take home some leftover food in front of their guests.
Annabelle, for his part, said it was Filipino custom to take home leftover food from a party. Even she does that. She asked Esther not to use Baby Zion for publicity.
The feisty showbiz manager, however, did not speak anymore about the matter since Richard asked her to, Ruffa Gutierrez revealed.
Richard said Sarah was with Esther the other day to celebrate the latter's birthday. He was not able to come because he was preparing for the premiere of his movie with Lauren Young, "Overtime."
At first, the original plan was for Esther to stay with Richard and Sarah at his house. But Esther was not comfortable with that plan, so she now lives in her own condo.
Richard also denied that Esther does not see Baby Zion now. Just the other day, she was with Sarah and Zion in a mall.
The actor admitted that Sarah was caught in the middle, and she really felt bad about what happened. But Sarah was the one who instantly reached out to her mother as well.
Richard, on the other hand, talked with Esther over the phone.
The actor was confident that they can fix the issue. The only problem was that Esther never told them that she has those feelings. Instead, she posted it on social media, so it got out of proportion.
After that, they talked to her. Esther said she was not aware that something like that will happen. "I think, now, she knows better."