Kris' lengthy monologue on The Buzz’s Sunday episode came right on the heels of news that Bistek has reportedly sought for her forgiveness over what happened between them.
"I tried to keep quiet. It was unfortunate na humina ang self-control ko sa A&A kasi tatlong buwan naman na kinaya ko to keep quiet. Mahirap gawin 'yun when you have two daily talk shows and you're back here on The Buzz. Ironic nga na siya naman 'yung unang nagsalita when ako 'yung expected ng lahat na mag overshare," she began referring to the recent Aquino & Abunda Tonight episode where she bluntly aired her dismay about someone speaking up about her when that person could've just said "no comment."
Many perceived her outburst to be directed towards Herbert, who last June 6, answered personal questions pertaining to their relationship during his appearance on a live episode of Bandila.
She emphasized, "I did keep quiet for one human reason, I got hurt for that very same reason--because I truly loved him."
From being a couple to watch out for, Kris and Herbert's partnership, which many fondly called Kristek, ended abruptly before it could even flourish. In the same Bandila report, Herbert admitted that the decision to break his ties with the Kris TV host was mainly due to his children, something which Kris confirmed and claimed to have understood as a parent herself.
She recounted, "When unexpectedly he breaks up with you, you choose to see the breakup from his perspective because you do understand. You understand parental love because you love your sons so much too."
But understanding his situation didn't dull the pain, according to Kris, as she still cried herself to sleep but after a while opted to forgive him because "kahit sinaktan ka mahal na mahal mo parin siya at kahit papano humanga ka sa kanya."
Apart from that, Kris also cited Herbert's effort to personally apologize to her son Bimby after their breakup as another reason why forgiveness came easier. She believes Herbert did the gesture because, "Somehow he knew that he should set an example for Bimb na as a gentleman even though you do go through a breakup boys should own up to it and say sorry and that sons would always instinctively feel 'yung pain na nararamdaman ng nanay nila at gugustuhin na protektahan ang nanay. And because he loves his children so much, he knows na significant ang feelings ng mga bata."
But what caused their rekindled friendship to end anew was the fact that Herbert supposedly broke off his promise when he directly said that he doesn't want to take another chance with Kris during his Bandila interview.
"Alam mo kasi live 'yun, hindi 'yun edited, and it wakes you up to the reality na wala pala talagang somewhere down the road para sa inyo. And you can't stop crying because 'yung future na inakala mo, na pinagdadasal mo, 'yung future that kept you going, that dream it just disappears," she said.
Nevertheless, Kris is grateful that she is finally in a better place right now for what transpired between her and the QC Mayor had taught her above all what "true humility" really is and that she was able to prove herself capable of loving "unconditionally."
"Kinailangan ko kasi talagang maramdaman kung ano 'yung feeling na iwanan ka, ayawan ka. Masakit 'yun ah, masakit talagang ipamukha sa buong mundo na kahit mahal na mahal mo ang tao sa isang live interview aamin siya sayo na ayaw niya sayo, hindi ka niya babalikan and tatanggapin mo 'yun. And maybe I did have to learn a lot na I needed strength of character and kailangan mangyari ito, binigay ito ng Diyos kasi pine-prepare ako for a good future," said Kris.
She added, "I had to learn that love endures, that love forgives, that love can actually be quiet, that love can be selfless, that love it doesn't blame no matter how much you're hurting. Love doesn't look for revenge, love has no regrets. Tama na 'yung oo nasaktan ka pero papaalala mo sa sarili mo na the fact na minahal mo siya, napaligaya ka nung pagmamahal na naramdaman mong 'yun."
Noting that it was the first time that she didn't cry nor felt angry while speaking about them, Kris closed her statement by wishing Herbert well in his endeavors.
"From my heart, I really wish that kung ano ang magpapaligaya sa buhay mo, kung ano ang kukumpleto sayo bilang tao sana lahat ng 'yun mapunta talaga sayo. Sana makamit mo 'yun kasi sayo ko natutunan 'yung kailangan ko talagang matutunan... And someday, sana, sana maging magkaibigan parin tayo," she ended.