It took Ruffa Gutierrez’s daughter, Lorin Bektas, a while to decide whether or not to go public with her and her sister Venice’s reunion vlog with father Yilmaz Bektas.
But on Monday, she chose to do so because she wanted to deliver an important message: “The right people will come back into your life at God’s perfect timing.”
In Lorin’s vlog titled “Return to Turkey”, she shared Venice’s long-awaited reunion with their father after 15 years.
As soon as they were picked up from Istanbul airport, the siblings became emotional as they had their first hug with Yilmaz.
“I saw my baba for the first time in 15 years,” Lorin captioned the scene showing their hug with their father.
In the 28-minute video, Ruffa’s firstborn shared glimpses of his time with his father and older sister, Ilknaz Lauren Bektas.
The highlight of their trip was spending Father’s Day with Yilmaz.
On the way to their Father’s Day dinner, Yilmaz’s three daughters were seen writing a letter in the car, sobbing with joy that they were finally able to spend the day with him.
“These are probably the most monumental moments of my life so far that I’ve decided to vlog and share to the world,” Lorin said.
According to the 18-year-old, she decided to share this part of their life with the public in part because Ruffa and Yilmaz’ split 15 years ago was very public.
But more than that, Lorin wanted to be an inspiration to the children of broken marriages.
“There were definitely times in my life when I was convinced, I didn’t know when I was going to see my dad again. I didn’t know if I was ever going to touch Turkey,” Lorin looked back. .
“I want you to know that healing these relationships is possible,” she added.
Lorin said she’s at a point where she’s on good terms with her dad and his side, and their parents are entering a “new chapter of co-parenting” for both her and Venice.
“The right people will come back into your life at God’s perfect timing,” she concluded.
Ruffa and Yilmaz separated in 2007. Their marriage was annulled in 2012.
At the time of writing, Lorin’s vlog is #23 on YouTube’s trending videos. – LA, GMA News