Ruffa Gutierrez Gets Custody of Daughters
The first thing that Ruffa Gutierrez felt Tuesday night when her lawyer informed her that the court has granted her custody of her two daughters, Lorin, 6, and Venice, 5, was big relief.
“The court case lasted din naman kasi for more than three years,” Ruffa told Funfare Update last night at the mini-presscon in EDSA Shangri-La for her being the newest Nokia N97 mini endorser, putting her “at par” with Rihanna. “As a mother, I was worried about losing the case; I think any mother would feel the same.”
But even before the decision was handed down, Ruffa’s estranged husband
Yilmaz Bektas told Ruffa that she would win the case.
“Yilmaz said that children should stay with the mother,” added Ruffa.
The court decision doesn’t limit Yilmaz’s right to visit their children. As announced, Yilmaz is coming for a visit anytime now, perhaps coinciding with the un-couple’s seventh wedding anniversary on March 25.
“We were together for 10 years,” recalled Ruffa. “We went steady for three years before we got married.”
Ruffa lived the life of an ordinary citizen in Istanbul, Turkey, where Yilmaz has some of his businesses. The union didn’t last long. Ruffa came home “battered” but unbowed. Yilmaz has visited her twice but failed on both times to convince Ruffa to reconcile with him.
As a single mother, Ruffa has been bringing up their daughters by herself.
“I don’t require Yilmaz to give our children any support,” said Ruffa. “It’s up to him to volunteer support, pero hindi ko siya pipilitin kung ayaw niya.”
As it is, life has been more than good to Ruffa.
“I can’t thank God enough for all the blessings,” she said.
Besides the Nokia N97 mini endorsement, Ruffa has just closed a “fat” contract with TV5 where she will have five shows, one of them a showbiz talk show to be pitted against ABS-CBN’s The Buzz from which she quit two Sundays ago in tears following an on-air misunderstanding with co-host Kris Aquino who promptly asked for forgiveness which she took back in the show’s edition last Sunday.
“Basta ako, as far as I’m concerned it’s a closed case,” said Ruffa. “I sent her flowers and I publicly accepted her apology.”
But what if, just if, Kris deemed it not enough?
Breaking into a wide smile, Ruffa said, showing Funfare Update her new Nokia N97 mini, “I will give her one like this. It’s high-tech. One of its features is a Share Location on Ovi Maps by which you can trace your friends and loved ones anywhere in the Philippines and abroad.”
Hello, Kris! Text Ruffa for your Nokia N97 mini.
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