For the next two years, the couple dated secretly—until paparazzi crashed a quiet date on the beach. "All of a sudden, my girlfriend says to me, 'They're taping us.' And my heart fell to my feet," he says.

Photos of Father Cutié and Ruhama kissing and cuddling on the beach hit the tabloids, sending shock waves through Miami's Catholic community. Father Cutié was soon removed from his parish and apologized to the community for breaking his vows. "The reaction of the church kind of surprised me because we've had priests involved in awful criminal situations," he says. "My situation all of a sudden became the worst thing for the church."


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