Kapuso stars Richard Gutierrez and Aljur Abrenica had an altercation last October 17, at the posh Fiamma Bar in Makati City. The incident happened right after the ‘Experience GMA Show’ where the Kapuso stars, dressed to the nines, appeared as part of the inauguration of the 1 Billion-Peso GMA Network Studios.
Both stars are GMA’s prized possessions. Richard Gutierrez is known as GMA’s Primetime King while Aljur Abrenica is StarStruck’s Ultimate Hunk winner and was part of the no. 1 Primetime show, Dyesebel.
Eyewitnesses recounted that they saw Richard Gutierrez having a nice time with friends in a table. Sometime later, Aljur Abrenica entered the bar escorting young actress Jewel Mische, the StarStruck Batch 4 Ultimate Sweetheart and was rumored to have had a romantic relationship with Richard.
That was the time that the reported altercation of Richard with Aljur happened. Eyewitnesses saw distinctly how Richard gave Aljur’s head a short, quick slap. “Tinapik ni Richard si Aljur sa ulo!”
Aljur reportedly turned around, faced Richard, and demanded to know, “Ano ang problema mo?” Richard reportedly shot back, “Ikaw, ano ang problema mo?”
Nothing more untoward happened though as cooler heads intervened at just the right time.
Richard Gutierrez’ camp had released this statement to shed light on the alleged altercation:
Richard does not deny that there was some hostility between him and Aljur. In fact, he admits telling Aljur to “leave the table,” although Richard says he did this “politely.”
Richard denies, however, that he hit Aljur, even if he says he found Aljur distinctly lacking in “social graces.” Richard alleges that Aljur “barged in” on him and his friends, sat down, and drank with them when he was clearly “uninvited.”
Richard Gutierrez himself had this to say about the incident:
“Time management is what stars whose schedules are busy need to master, for it is during these moments of privacy that a star can unwind, relax, and de-stress.
“Unfortunately, however, a star like Mr. Aljur Abrenica, an acquaintance, does not seem to understand that stars need space too, and barging in on our table unexpectedly, sitting down uninvited, and partaking of the drinks freely, does not speak well of a person’s social graces.
“I politely asked him, after a decent time, to leave. That was what the incident was all about.