'My Fair Wedding' Star Splitting Twins With Ex
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
September 13, 2013
Celebrity event planner and star of WE tv's My Fair Wedding David Tutera, 47, will be raising his biological daughter Cielo solo -- while his ex Ryan Jurica, 35, will raise his own biological son Cedric -- Cielo's fraternal twin -- also as a single father.
The couple, who were together for 10 years, broke-up while a surrogate was carrying their twins.
"It was a very confusing time," Tutera, 47, tells People, adding that he and Jurica never discussed keeping the twins together. "The divorce happened so quickly after the [embryo] transfer was successful that there wasn't time to mourn the loss of raising a second child -- I was mourning the loss of my relationship."
Tutera is based in Los Angeles, while Jurica lives in Connecticut.
"We've exchanged photos. The mudslinging has ended. And I hope that one day, Ryan and I will be friends," Tutera says about the current status of their relationship. He also stressed that it's his priority for his daughter to have a relationship with her brother.
"We can't pretend like this doesn't exist for them -- that's completely selfish. It is our responsibility to do the right thing for our children," he says.
But he has no regrets when it comes to raising baby Cielo, who was born on June 19.
"I think we all envision ourselves married and in a relationship. But I'm an older dad and there is something very enlightening about being a single father," he says.