Ruffa Gutierrez is one "proud mom" as her eldest daughter Lorin started a new journey as a college freshman.
The actress took to Instagram on Thursday, August 26, to share her daughter's latest milestone. Based on her post, Lorin has decided to pursue her college studies at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.
"It was an emotional day for Venice and I as we said our temporary goodbyes to Lorin, who is off to start a new journey as a freshman at Pepperdine," Ruffa wrote in her caption.
She also shared her message for eldest daughter.
"You’ve made us so proud as we’ve watched you grow up to be the beautiful, smart, hardworking young lady you are now. Continue to persevere and live a life of purpose, service, and leadership. Focus on your studies. We love you so much and we will be missing you every single day," she wrote, before adding the hashtags #ProudMom and #Emo.
It was just last July when Lorin finished high school at the British School Manila.
In a previous interview, the Filipina-Turkish teen said she plans to pursue a college degree in Business.
In 2019, Lorin flew to the United States to take a pre-college course at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), which she said was her dream school.
Lorin, who turned 18 earlier this month, is the daughter of Ruffa with her former husband, Turkish businessman Yilmaz Bektas. Ruffa’s other daughter is 16-year-old Venice.
Recently, Lorin has decided to follow in the footsteps of her mother and pursue an acting career. She signed an exclusive contract with Viva Artists Agency last May.