The public was able to get a glimpse of Startalk'sinterview with Hope last night, February 22, on GMA-7 news program 24 Oras. The videoshowed Startalk host Lolit Solis interviewing the alleged other woman inKris Aquino and James Yap's life.
Throughout the interview, Hope's identity was concealed. Herback was to the camera and her family name was undisclosed.
"Opo, niligawan niya ako," said Hope about her relationshipwith James.
Their affair reportedly lasted for 10 months—from March 2006to January 2007. Kris and James were secretly wed in civil rites on June 10,2005. Almost a year after, the couple finally admitted on national televisionabout their union.
Hope said that she didn't know about James'smarriage to the TV host-actress. According to her, she was the last to know.
Upon realizing that she is James's otherwoman, the former Belo employee pointed out, "Hindi ako naghangad na pangakuan ako ni James ng kahitano kasi alam ko—doon lang ako e..."
Hope also stressed, "Wala po talaga akong balak na sirain [angpamilya nila]. Sa akin lang, hindi ko sinisira. Nung pinasok ko ‘yon, alam kokung saan ako."
She has a message to all the supporters of Kris and James: "Sa mga sumusubaybay po kay Miss Kris Aquino at kay JamesYap, sana po ‘wag n'yo akong husgahan. ‘Wag kayong magalit sa akin kasi taolang po ako. Babae lang din ako na na-in-love.""Nakiusap lang si Hope na huwag ipakita sa harapng TV camera ang kanyang mukha dahil, bukod sa dalaga siya, walangkamalay-malay ang magulang niya tungkol sa naging relasyon niya kay James,"writes PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) contributor Jojo Gabinete in hisarticle "Hope confirms affair with James, but denies she is pregnant."