TURKEY—After 15 long years, Ruffa Gutierrez’s daughters Lorin and Venice were reunited with their Turkish father Yilmas Bektas.
The father and daughters meeting at the international airport in Turkey was so emotional, with Yilmaz kissing and tightly hugging his two daughters with ex-wife Ruffa whom he has not seen for years.
It was Ruffa who shared the video of Lorin and Venice and Yilmaz which she shared on her social media accounts, thereby bringing her followers to tears.
“The greatest love story of all time is between a father and his daughters. A beautiful and heart-warming reunion after 15-years of being apart,” Ruffa wrote on the caption of her video with hashtags #NewBeginnings and #TogetherAgain.
Ruffa considers Yilmaz as her greatest love it was during the height of the corona virus pandemic when they talked about their past and their children.
In an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) in February 2021, Ruffa admitted that Yilmaz was the only man whom she cried for.
“Si Yilmaz lang yung lalaki na hanggang ngayon, iniiyakan ko pa rin kasi may anak kami at yung sa amin ni Yilmaz kasi, malalim.
“May dalawang anak kami. In seven to nine years na magkasama kami—nagpakasal kami, nagkaroon kami ng dalawang anak, lumipat ako ng ibang bansa, iniwan ko yung career ko, iniwan ko yung pamilya ko, naghiwalay kami.
“Ang daming ganap in those years. And siya yung klaseng pain na gusto mo nang kalimutan at ibaon sa lupa. Na ayaw mo nang maramdaman yung klaseng pain na iyon kasi iniwan ko siya na mahal na mahal ko pa rin siya pero, mas mahal ko yung sarili ko. Yun ang nangyari sa amin.
“Hindi naman dahil nag-fall out of love ako sa kanya. It’s more of…I had to learn how to love myself first, Ruffa confessed.” (ecd/mtvn)