The ‘Love is in the air’ actor spent his early years in an atypical way, but surrounded by love.
In 2021, millions of people around the world know who Kerem Bürsin is thanks to his roles in hit series in Turkey such as Love is in the air. But 34 years ago, when he was born in Istanbul, Kerem’s circle was reduced to his parents and relatives. Nobody knew that a few decades later he would sign autographs in Italy and would have dozens of people crowding the doors of his hotel waiting to see him pass. What was the actor like at that time anonymous and carefree?
The middle Albawaba has published several images of Kerem Bürsin’s childhood. In them we see him as a happy child surrounded by his family. They also summarize very well what were his supports: his grandfather, his mother and his sister.
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Let’s go with the first one, where Bürsin appears with his grandfather. It is a photograph that the actor himself shared on his Instagram account with the text “The best grandfather in the world”. Possibly it is Ali Günay Birced, whom he had to fire in 2015 at the age of 83. At the funeral, Kerem said goodbye to him along with his grandmother, his parents and his sister and helped carry the coffin at the Teşvikiye mosque.
It had to be difficult for everyone for the Bürsin family to live outside of Turkey. As the actor has said on several occasions, due to his father’s work they have been traveling throughout their lives. Every 2 or 3 years they had to change places, which has led them to live in the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Indonesia and various parts of the United States. An interesting childhood for the little one, but also very hard as he was unable to make lasting friends and having to grow up away from his grandparents.
During these frequent transfers, his great ally has always been Melis Bursin, his sister. The interpreter has also declared from time to time that the two developed a close friendship, since for a long time they only had each other. Now they live apart, since she has raised a family in Canada and Kerem is tied to Turkey because of her professional projects. However, he goes to visit them whenever he can.
The third image is another of his great pillars: his mother Cigdem Bürsin. She was by his side while they got to know the world and she had to put her professional career aside to be with her family. Still, he has dedicated his life to relief work. “I am proud of her. Being able to help others and make their lives easier is one of the most important values. She also instilled it in us,” Kerem said in an interview in 2015.