MANILA, Philippines - Isabelle Daza is not letting the alleged squabble between her mom, former beauty queen and actress Gloria Diaz and talent manager Annabelle Rama, strain her relationship with the latter's son, TV-host Raymond Gutierrez.
According to the 24-year old model-TV host, such dramas have long been part of local show business and that she and Gutierrez both realize this.
"Alam mo deadma lang kami diyan, kasi parang magkapatid na kami ni Raymond and siyempre kilala ko rin si 'Chard, si Ruffa," said she in a recent interview with "24 Oras."
She insisted that her family continues to remain "close" with the Gutierrez'.
In the same interview, Daza denied the buzz that all is not well between her and her mother in relation to the same tussle.
Rama has accused Diaz, whom she alleged is an ex-girlfriend of her husband Eddie Gutierrez, of supposedly abetting nemesis Amalia Fuentes in an ongoing feud.
Diaz has continuously refused to comment on what she deemed is a non-issue. She maintained her stand on the matter in a recent interview with "Showbiz Central" saying, "Wala, I don't...hindi ako makikialam diyan."
Diaz said she'd rather keep mum on the matter noting how her brood doesn't appreciate her being tied in such negative issues.
"Sina Belle, they don't like me to get upset. She is the type who would always say 'My God, will that make you a better person?' She always tells me that. She always says, 'Stay away from noise. It will distract your spirit."'
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