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#NewBeginnings: Ruffa Gutierrez's daughters reunite with father Yilmaz Bektas after 15 years

By NICK GARCIA Published Jun 11, 2022 3:25 pm Updated Jun 14, 2022 12:56 pm

Ruffa Gutierrez's daughters have reunited with their father Yilmaz Bektas after 15 years of being apart.

In a TikTok video also posted on her Instagram, Gutierrez shared the touching moment of her ex-husband greeting Lorin and Venice from behind, before hugging them tight at an airport in Istanbul in Turkey.

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The clip also had a slideshow of Lorin and Venice with their half-sister, Ilknaz.

"The greatest love story of all time is between a father and his daughters," Gutierrez wrote in the caption.

"A beautiful and heartwarming reunion after 15 years of being apart," she added, along with the hashtags #NewBeginnings and #TogetherAgain.

A day earlier, Gutierrez shared a teaser of Lorin and Venice's flight to Istanbul.

"All their bags are packed, they’re ready to go," she said of her daughters. "The girls are super looking forward to reuniting with their Baba and Turkish loved ones after more than a decade."

The actress wished her "cuties" a meaningful, memorable, and fun trip, while also urging them to take photos and videos, even vlog.

Gutierrez and Bektas were married in 2003 and parted ways in 2007, with Gutierrez citing "cultural differences" at the time. 

Later on, she revealed she had endured physical and emotional abuse during the marriage. It was annulled in 2012.

Gutierrez said she and Bektas have recently talked about the possibility of co-parenting their children and has since been "civil" to each other, getting in touch "once or twice a year."

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