RICHARD GUTIERREZ came early to the victory party of “My Valentine Girls”, along with parents Annabelle Rama and Eddie Gutierrez. Solenn Heussaff and Eugene Domingo came a bit later, but Rhian Ramos and Lovi Poe were no shows as they’re with their respective BFs, DJ Mo and Ronald Singson. Lovi wants to be there when the court passes judgment on the beleaguered congressman. Child star Jillian Ward also came with her toy poodle, a gift from Richard she calls Coco Barrameda, named after her manager Joe Barrameda. The dog is a bonafide scene-stealer even during the open forum. Jillian says she wants the dog to be with her in her next movie. “Magiging superdog siya na lumilipad,” she quips.
Annette Abrogar Gozon of GMA Films and Roselle Monteverde Teo of Regal both expressed their gratitude to the press for the film’s success.
“Exit interviews with those who just watched the film say they all enjoyed it and will recommend it to others kaya tuwang-tuwa kami,” says Roselle.
“We’re confident that because of the positive word of mouth endorsement, it will have long legs at the box office,” says Ms. Gozon. “As it is, the box office take of the second week is almost the same as the first week. Hindi bumaba, so that’s a good indication that lalakas pa ang movie as we still have 95 theaters on our second week.”
Richard and Solenn were later teased by the press when Solenn's manager revealed he saw them dating watching "Burlesque" at Rockwell by themselves and they were holding hands all throughout. They refuse to say anything and just smiled about it.