Despite applying for two restraining orders against Edis Kayalar, the man accused of trying to extort money from Cindy Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber, Marissa Rukgaber is still dating the German model RadarOnline.com has learned.
RadarOnline.com spoke exclusively with Marissa’s mother, Maureen Rukgaber, about Kayalar’s relationship with her daughter. “I’m against it,” she said. “Edis has a very suave personality. He can easily manipulate people.
“This is exactly the kind of guy you don’t want your daughter to date.” And despite alleged incidences of domestic violence Maureen says their relationship isn’t over. “They’re still kind of on. Marissa was planning on going to Germany soon to visit him.”
Maureen says she met Edis once when her daughter brought him home and that “he’s one of those kinds of guys you want to like, but there’s an undertone that tells you otherwise”.
Maureen says that her daughter was totally unaware of Kayalar’s alleged extortion plans. “I just got off the phone with Marissa, she’s ok,” Maureen tells RadarOnline.com “She didn’t know anything about it. She’s just kind of in shock. She’s afraid of what’s going on; that he might try to implicate her somehow in all of this.”
And in a bizarre twist of fate it turns out Maureen actually knows the Gerbers, having met them in the past when she was working as a flight attendant. “They’re very nice people,” Maureen says. “Especially Cindy has always been very nice.”