Actress Ruffa Gutierrez took to social media to pay tribute to all single mothers as she celebrated a major milestone in her daughter Lorin’s life.
In an Instagram post on Monday, June 7, Ruffa shared photos of the intimate celebration her family held for Lorin, who graduated from high school over the weekend.
In her caption, the actress wrote: “As I make my way to ‘It’s Showtime’ for ‘Reina Ng Tahanan’ and reminisce the intimate celebrations we had for Lorin’s graduation, I can’t help but get teary eyed.
“Today I want to salute all the hard-working single mothers who have raised their children with courage and strength on their own,” she said. “The road is never easy but we persevere. Keep the faith that God will reward our struggles with blessings we can’t even begin to imagine.”
She then once again congratulated her daughter, who finished her secondary studies at The British School, on her achievement..
After her split with her former husband Turkish businessman Yilmaz Bektas in 2007, Ruffa, 46, became a single mother to her two daughters, Lorin and Venice.
In their guest appearance on Magandang Buhay in 2018, Lorin described her mother as the strongest woman she knows.
“She’s really my role model. I really admire her strength,” the 17-year-old said.
“She doesn’t hide things from me and Venice. Alam ko naman kung ano yung pinagdaanan niya before, so I know how much she has had to go through,” she added. “But every day, she’s still the happiest, the most bubbly, the most enthusiastic person I know.”