Ruffa Gutierrez and Yilmaz Bektas Marriage Annulment

May 9, 2007

Ruffa Gutierrez and Yilmaz Bektas have parted ways and have peacefully agreed to file for annulment of their four-year marriage. “There’s no `other woman’,” Ruffa flatly said there’s no “third party”. “It’s so painful to both of us because we deeply love each other.” The culprit? “Cultural differences, ” added Ruffa. “Honestly, we tried very hard to make our marriage work, but then…”

The couple has two beautiful daughters, Lorin, turning four, and Venice, turning three. Ruffa was heavy with Lorin when she and Yilmaz got married in a sunset ceremony at The Fort on March 25, 2003. “But Yilmaz and I don’t really celebrate our wedding day,” clarified Ruffa. “What we celebrate is the day we met which was May 11 eight years ago during the Cannes Film Festival.”