The latest controversy concerning Kris Aquino and husband James Yap has become the main topic of talk shows and news articles. A lot of people (especially in showbiz) have already had their say but those closest to the couple have yet to be heard.
Today, January 24, in Showbiz Central, Kris' two sisters, Ballsy Aquino-Cruz and Pinky Aquino-Abellada, finally spoke up and expressed their thoughts about their sister and brother-in-law's current predicament.
Pinky felt that it was unfair for Kris to be portrayed as someone who made a scene without first getting the side of everyone concerned.
"Alam ko and understand that iyong family ng girl hindi sila ininterbyu," said Pinky. "And so mayroon nag-leak n'on, so foul iyon. Iyon ang narinig ko—I can be wrong—pero nasabi sa akin hindi sila nagpainterbyu. So, iyon ang hindi maganda, a private thing ginagamit ng ibang tao and I think that is cruel."
GOOD RELATIONS. Pinky and Ballsy were thankful that a relative of the Austrias reached out to them.
"Ang isang tito niya na classmate ni Pinky gave word na hindi siya nagagalit," Ballsy said. "Maganda ang pinadala niyang message kay Pinky kaya masayang-masaya naman din si Kris."
"Nag-reach out naman iyon kay Pinky to say na naintindihan nila," Kris confirmed in a separate interview. "Na-appreciate nila iyong ginawa ko naman daw na mag-sorry sa mom, at sila humihingi din ng paumanhin."
Ballsy relayed what the relative said: "Ang tingin ko for Noynoy has not changed. We are still for Noy and let's not make this incident ruin our friendship."
RECONCILIATION. Will it be smooth sailing for Kris and husband James after their three-day separation?
"I think so, mukha naman," said Pinky. "They're back in their home."
Kris confirmed this. "Magkasama naman kami ngayon kaya lang pina-punish ko pa siya nang kaunti. It is a work in progress...
"Ang higit na responsibilidad namin ni James," added Kris, "is our responsibility to be good parents to Baby James, and that means being on our best behavior toward each other...
"Kitang-kita ko naman kung gaano ka-in love siya kay Baby James, so I think part and parcel iyon na pag nawala iyong nanay ni Baby James, e, sa akin mapupunta si Baby James."