Richard Gutierrez (MNS photo)

Sarah Lahbati (MNS Photo)

MANILA, Oct 24 (Mabuhay) — TELEVISION host Ruffa Gutierrez said she likes the new girlfriend and leading lady of her younger brother, Richard Gutierrez.

Ruffa revealed during a recent interview that Richard has already introduced Sarah Lahbati to his immediate family.

“So far she hasn’t shown any kamalditahan towards us. There’s nothing bad to say about her. I like Sarah. She’s very marespeto,” she said.

The “Enchanted Garden” actress also praised Sarah’s natural beauty.

Ruffa said the 19-year-old should join beauty pageants because she has the height and the face for the competition.

“Maganda naman si Sarah. Ever since I’ve seen her, hindi pa siya leading lady ni Richard, she’s one of the few stars na baguhan na ang ganda kahit walang make-up,” Ruffa said.

Richard recently confirmed his budding romance with the Moroccan-Filipino beauty. The couple toured the Europe and visited Geneva, Switzerland, Sarah’s hometown, during the short trip.

The couple shared some of their personal photos of their trip on photo-sharing app Instagram.

In one romantic photograph, Richard shared this message: “I wandered everywhere through cities and countries wide, I realized now that I’m happiest just here by your side.”

Richard and Sarah met on the set of the now defunct evening series “Makapiling Kang Muli.” (MNS)