In Tapatan ni Tunying with Anthony Taberna, Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista admitted that he and Kris Aquino did not became a couple. “Ang boyfriend-girlfriend relationship kasi is something as intense as you can, you know, express yourselves and hindi eh. Hindi kami umabot dun.” Further, he said that they were still in the “infant” stage of their relationship when it got cut short already. Nevertheless, he said that he felt thankful that the Queen of All Media has acknowledged somebody like him.
Regarding the rumors that they were just using each other, Herbert knew that it is how it will look like. He even shared, “Then it came to that point, even yung feeling namin pareho nagagamitan kami.” However, he said that though they talk about political figures, they do not talk about politics.
On the other hand, Herbert also explained why he remains single despite having four children from his two previous relationships. “On a personal level, I may have caused pain to the mothers of my children and perhaps, my children, and perhaps, there are also pains that I got from them. Pag sinasabi, bakit ‘di mo na lang pakasalan any of the two ‘di ba? Eh yung drama nga ng buhay dinaan ko, different from others perhaps. ‘Di ko masabi, baka naman may katulad. Yung dinanas naming sakit sa isa’t isa, hindi siya buo. Hindi ako buo, hindi rin sila buo sa paningin ko, hindi rin ako buo sa paningin nila so kung mag-aasawa ako, sa pangatlo,” he laughingly said yet took it back by saying, “Or baka hindi na.”
Herbert said that he focuses on his children now as they are in the age of discovery. He said that he does not want them to neglect their responsibilities.