Showbiz royalties Richard and Raymond Gutierrez are sometimes hard to distinguish because these twins both have such devilishly good looks and charming personalities. But, over the years, these two forged their own paths to make their own marks in this world.
Both of them entered the world of acting as kids. Being born into the showbiz-popular family of Eddie Gutierrez and Annabelle Rama, it was kind of expected already. However, it was Richard who really pursued the craft.
He took on role after role and knocked it out the part. Who could forget his iconic roles as Sandrino in the fantasy serye “La Luna Sangre” and as Lito Valmoria in the action drama “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano,” right? His character’s death on “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” even garnered a ton of buzz online given how notable his character was on the show.
Raymond, on the other hand, decided to take on a different path. When he returned to the Philippines after studying in the United States during his younger years, his mother, who was also their talent manager, offered him potential acting projects like his brother’s. However, Raymond already knew what he wanted to do.
In his Magandang Buhay interview in 2018, Raymond divulged that he told his mom, “I wanna do hosting. That’s where I see myself.” Although his mom still thought otherwise, Raymond continued to convince her that he knew hosting was the path for him. “I fought for what I wanted. Sabi ko, ‘Mom, trust me. Dapat iba kami ng lane ni Chard. Dapat siya dito, ako dito,” he shared. Turns out, he was right. Now, Raymond is a famous TV host and personality.
Being popular celebrities, they are always compared to each other. But according to Raymond, this never bothered them as he explained, “What’s nice about our relationship ni Chard, kilala namin sarili namin. So, kahit may comparisons, kaming dalawa, no matter what, we’re supportive of each other.”
It’s nice to know how close and supportive these twin brothers are to each other! What else could be in store for this dynamic duo? While we wait for what’s next in Richard and Raymond’s journey, check out this album of their best photos together.