The 59-year-old filmmaker died after suffering a heart attack in New York last week. Ringwald and fellow actors that also starred in his movies paid tribute to the helmer.
In an article for The New York Times, the actress admitted that Hughes, who directed her in Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, held a grudge against her and that the pair had not talked to each other for two decades.
"Most people who knew John knew that he was able to hold a grudge longer than anyone - his grudges were almost supernatural things, enduring for years, even decades," she wrote. "[Anthony Michael Hall] suspects that he was never forgiven for turning down parts in Pretty in Pink and Ferris Bueller's Day Off."
She added: "I turned down later films as well. Not because I didn't want to work with John anymore - I loved working with him, more than anyone before or since."
The Secret Life of the American Teenager star said that she did write Hughes a letter 15 years ago to tell him how important he was to her. The Home Alone director responded by sending her a gigantic bouquet of flowers along with a note thanking her for writing to him.
Ringwald recently gave birth to twins Adele Georgiana and Roman Stylianos.