Joey de Leon on Ruby Rodriguez: 'Kilala pa kaya nya tayo?'

Published January 10, 2022, 10:57 PM

by Robert Requintina

Ruby Rodriguez (Instagram)

Pauleen Luna-Sotto took to social media to greet her best friend former “Eat Bulaga” co-host Ruby Rodriguez who is now based in the US.

“I lived my best single years because of YOU! May it be our adventures abroad or just simply lounging in Mapangakit with dusters on. THANK YOU

“You may be far in distance but will always be in my heart (as in andito ka lang sa Pinas) i love you my bff @rodriguezruby ! Happy happy birthday!!!!” wrote Pauleen on Instagram.

But it was the comment of another “EB” co-host Joey de Leon that caught the attention of some netizens.

“Marunong pa kaya si Ruby magtagalog? Kilala pa kaya nya tayo? Well, Maligayang Kaarawan is Happy Birthday in case you know!” commented Joey on the post of Pauleen.

Other celebrities Iza Calzado, Allan K and RR Enriquez also greeted the former actress-TV host.

In May 2021, Ruby Rodriguez confirmed she decided to leave “EB” to stay with her family in the US.

During a Zoom interview, Ruby revealed then that Vic Sotto and Pauleen were the first ones to learn that she’s leaving for the US.


She also said that she misses her Dabarkads in the longest-running noontime show on Philippine television.

Ruby said she needed to stay longer in the US because she has to take care of her son AJ who has special needs.

‘My husband and kids have been citizens here for over 10 years. Hindi lang po ako nagpe-permanent stay. Hindi ko ito ikinahihiya and I am very proud of it, my son is a special student. Meron pa siyang rare na auto-immune disease na ang tinitira ay ang kidneys. It is very rare. (I haven’t decided on the status of my residency here. I am not ashamed that I have a son who is a special student. He has rare auto-immune disease which hits the kidney).

“We’re trying to avoid that he gets a kidney transplant because he’s too young to get that. Family first and it’s my son. Kaya ako nagta-trabaho para sa mga anak ko lalung-lalo na sa kanya para kay AJ. (My son needs me here. That’s why I work hard for my kids, especially for AJ),” said Ruby in May.