Former beauty queen Ruffa Gutierrez’s life has always been followed by the local media. Because she is the only daughter of actor Eddie Gutierrez and talent manager Annabelle Rama, the cameras have always been focused on Ruffa’s life. The media kept on following the Gutierrez's first child especially during her wedding to Turkish businessman Yilmaz Bektas in 2003; and even up to their divorce in 2007.
During their time together, Ruffa and Yilmaz had two daughters, Lorin who is now 14 years old and Venice who is 13 years old. Unfortunately the couple had plenty of misunderstandings throughout their marriage which is why they eventually decided to call it quits.
Now, years after her separation with her ex-husband, Ruffa has given an update on Yilmaz’s role in their daughters’ lives. According to the star, Yilmaz does not send financial support for their kids. The actress said:
“He hasn’t given anything except for peanuts. I think that’s all he’s sent me from Istanbul... peanuts and maybe—maybe, I don’t even remember—2,000 dollars. Antagal na nun, nineteen kopong-kopong pa, so wala pa siyang ipinapadala. Ayoko na ding humingi at maghintay, di ba?”
She further expressed her disappointment towards the father of her children by saying:
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"Kasi, kung ikaw, kung gusto mo talagang magbigay, magbibigay ka. Buti kung poor ka, maiintindihan ko, di ba? Pero hindi naman, he’s successful. Pero my mom [Annabelle Rama] actually told me, ‘Don’t ask anymore kasi maayos naman buhay mo.’ Thank God that I have a lot of projects na I’m able to raise them on my own, so thank you for that…”
Ruffa says she is thankful because she has plenty of projects in the pipeline. If ever she didn’t then at least she has her family to rely on. She further stated:
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"So, sana kung hindi ako okay or walang pumapasok na projects, walang trabaho, then I would be stressed. But I’m also thankful that I have a strong family. So, bago ako mangutang sa kanya, mangungutang muna ako kay Mommy tsaka kay Chard.”
What can you say about Ruffa’s statement? Do you think it’s not right for her to diss her ex-husband? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!