San Mig Coffee Mixers player James Yap couldn’t help but notice that his ex-wife Kris Aquino is “blooming” of late.
“Iba ‘yung aura. Iba ‘yung, kumbaga masiyahin, Ibang-iba nung dati na... Dati, talagang ano, eh... Aso't pusa [kami], eh,” he noted in an interview with Buzz ng Bayan aired on Sunday.
The basketball superstar even jokingly teased how “inlababo (in love)” the Aquino and Abunda Tonight show host appeared lately and with that he wished her and this new man well.
“Ipagpatuloy mo. Sabi ko, 'Ipagtuloy mo. Mahalin mo si Kris.’ Ipagtuloy niya na masaya siya lagi, 'di ba? And ipapag-pray ko kayo,” said James.
Kris revealed last week that she is currently in love however she opted not to name this new man in her life in order for the person to be given privacy.
“Thank you sakanya na kumbaga okay na lahat hindi na kami magkagalit. Sana tuloy tuloy na. Goodluck sayo. Stay healthy. Stay lovely. Stay in love,” was James message for Kris.
Meanwhile, last Wednesday, four years since their marriage was annulled, Kris and James finally reached an amenable visitation and custody setup for their son, James "Bimby" Yap Jr., at the Makati Regional Trial Court with presiding judge Cristina Sulit.
According to the presiding judge, both parties have agreed that Bimby will visit Yap regularly, once a week, starting March 7.
The Kris TV host shared in a taped interview also aired on Sunday that she appreciated the fact that James acknowledged her being a good mother to their son.
“Salamat kay Kris na talagang okay na lahat at hindi na siya galit sa akin kasi in love yata ‘to,’ he quipped while adding, “Siyempre nagpapasalamat ako sa pagpapalaki niya sa anak ko na kitang-kita mo naman na mabait. So thank you, thank you and sisikapin ko na mapantayan ko ang ginagawa niya kay Bimby.”
For Bimby, James’ simple message was: “Ang masasabi ko lang sa anak ko, love na love kita at andito kami ng nanay mo na inaayos talaga para mapalaki ka ng tama.”
After the hearing James immediately took the opportunity of bonding with his son.
“Ito 'yung pinakamasaya na pagsasama namin [ni Bimby] dahil ibang iba rin. Nakikipagkuwentuhan na, nakikipaglaro. Tuwang tuwa ako nung hinawakan niya 'yung phone ko tapos may hinanap siyang game. Tuwang tuwa ako [nung sumakay siya sa akin sa likod]. Sabi ko ang sarap [sa pakiramdam],” he said.