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Ruffa Gutierrez sends daughters off to Istanbul to meet their father

Ruffa Gutierrez has sent off her daughters Lorin and Venice to reunite with their father, Turkish businessman Yilmaz Bektas, in Istanbul.

Ruffa Gutierrez sends daughters off to Istanbul to meet their father-Leah Bueno
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06/10/2022 11:37 AM
Ruffa Gutierrez sends daughters off to Istanbul to meet their father
Photo credit to @iloveruffag Instagram

Ruffa Gutierrez has sent off her daughters Lorin and Venice to reunite with their father, Turkish businessman Yilmaz Bektas, in Istanbul.

On Instagram, Ruffa said that her daughters are very excited to finally reunite with their father, as well as their Turkish relatives after 15 years of not seeing each other.

"All their bags are packed, they’re ready to go. 5:30 am drop off for Lorin & Venice’s morning flight to Istanbul. The girls are super looking forward to reuniting with their Baba and Turkish loved ones after more than a decade," wrote Ruffa.

Addressing her daughters, she said: "My cuties, have a meaningful, memorable and fun trip! Take lots of pics & videos. Better yet, vlog! I love you."

It was only last Wednesday, June 8, when Ruffa first teased about a "beautiful reunion" that will take place in Istanbul this coming weekend.

In an interview last year, Ruffa revealed that she is back on speaking terms with her ex-husband for the sake of their two daughters Lorin and Venice.

“Nag-uusap kami ni Yilmaz ulit and nare-realize niya that time is so precious, that we’re getting old na and he wants to spend time with the kids,” she said.

At the time, she said that her daughters have been longing to see their father after being away from him for a really long time. 

“Naiiyak sila, nami-miss nila 'yung daddy nila," she said.

"But I think, it’s been 13 years since they last saw him, naging bato na rin sila, you know," the actress added. "Minsan, nandiyan 'yung anger. Minsan, nandiyan yung ‘Okay we love him but is he really gonna come?’ Alam mo, masakit din iyan para sa mga anak ko, ha? Magaling lang sila sigurong magtago, katulad ko."

READ: Ruffa Gutierrez honors single mothers as she celebrates daughter Lorin’s graduation

Four years after they got married in Manila in 2003, Ruffa announced her separation from Yilmaz. She then returned to Manila from Turkey along with their two daughters.

Their marriage was declared null and void in February 2012. Currently, Ruffa is being romantically linked to actor and politician Herbert Bautista.