Ruby Rodriguez announced that she moved and worked in America to support the treatment of her son AJ, who has a rare autoimmune disease.
“My private life hindi ko naman ina-announce, but this has been planned years ago,” said Ruby in her interview with Lhar Santiago on Chika Minute Exclusives.
“Kasi nga alam naman ng lahat na my son, AJ, not only has, he’s SPED, but he has medical problems also. Meron siyang rare autoimmune [disease]. ‘Yung rare autoimmune [disease] niya, kidneys niya ‘yung nadali,” she added.
According to the comedianne-host, she is avoiding having her son undergo a transplant.
“So diyan sa Philippines, na biopsy na siya, lahat. So he’s being treated para hindi siya mag-transplant. ‘Yun ‘yung ina-avoid, so dinala ko siya dito for medical purposes. All his medications are being done here. Kailangan kami dito para ma-treat ‘yung anak ko.”
She said this is the reason why she needs a “break” in showbiz first.
“We’ve planned it, and I said to myself ‘Hindi naman puwedeng asa ka na lang sa kung anu-ano, you have to work kasi you have to be productive. Paano naman kaming family ‘di ba?” said Ruby.
Ruby Rodriguez moved to US for child with rare autoimmune disease
Last month, Ruby posted on her Instagram a photo of her first day at her job in Los Angeles, California.
Ruby did not give any other details about her work.
“So I applied, I went to the proper channels. Hindi po ako appointed, I went to the proper channels. I gave my CV, I gave all the requirements, all their tests, lahat para matanggap ako dito. And this was supposed to be last year pa,” Ruby Rodriguez said.
In March 2020, Ruby Rodriguez’ sister who is a pediatrician died of COVID-19.
Dr. Sally Gatchalian was the president of the Philippine Pediatric Society and an assistant director at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine.
Ruby Rodriguez is a Filipino actress and one of the former hosts of the Philippine noontime variety show Eat Bulaga!.