Kris on James: "I haven't been able to say 'I love you' to him except on his birthday."


"IfI'm super honest about it, pinapalayas ko siya that night. And when I went toBaclaran to pray with my friend Biboy, fully-expecting... Kasi sabi niya ‘Alis naako.' So nagdasal kami, nag-rosary kami together. I was crying in church withmy friend. I came back here and he was still here. Sinabi ko naman, ‘Bakit ka'andito?'" said Kris.James answered, "Hindimo ba nakikita ang pagmamahal ko sa ‘yo? Pinap


"There are days na handa na kaming sumuko," admitted KrisAquino during Korina Sanchez's interview with her and James for TheBuzz and Rated K.

Her husband, James Yap, nods in agreement.

QUESTIONING FIDELITY. A blind item came out in DollyAnne Carvajal's weekly column at the Philippine Daily Inquirer onFebruary 5. The piece reported that the husband of a certain TV host has beenhaving a "dangerous liaison" with a "pretty facialist" froma popular skin clinic.

Within a couple of weeks, stories of James's allegedextra-marital rendezvous with a Belo Medical Group receptionist—then onlyreferred to as Hope—appeared in print and on the Internet.

On February 20, PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal)received information that the alleged other woman in James's life, HopeCenteno, was going to grant Startalk an interview.

On February 24, in spite of pleads from James's camp not toair the story, Startalk went ahead and aired the said interview.

Hope revealedthat she had an affair with James that lasted almost eleven months and that shewasn't sure if she's pregnant with his child. She also asked Krisfor forgiveness, saying that she didn't mean to hurt James's wife. Hope defendedherself by saying that she simply fell in love and that she never planned todestroy Kris's family. "Wag n'yo akong husgahan," she said.

In the interview with Korina, James denied having anyrelations with Hope. James said the only communication that happened betweenthe receptionist and him were the times when he'd arrange clinic appointments.

"Ang ikinagagalit ko kasi talaga, and I think everybodywho's watching me now would understand, kung sa umpisa pa lang nasabi sa akinna may ganitong sitwasyon, hindi aabot sa ganito," Kris remarked.

"Karapatan ko na sabihan ang kung sino mang babae nasinusubukang agawin ang asawa ko na wala kang karapatan, dahil ako ‘yong asawa.Kung gumawa man ako ng eskandalo doon, or sinugod ko man ‘yong babaeng ‘yon,walang babae ang hindi makakaunawa sa akin," added the expecting mother.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

James commented, "Kaya rin ako nagpa-interview rin ngayondahil nakita ko sa asawa ko na nahirapan siya, ‘tsaka hindi lang ‘yon, may babysa loob ng tiyan niya. Kailangan ko rin malinis ‘yong pangalan ng misis kodahil ako ang may kasalanan."

SAYING SORRY. February 18, James apologized to hiswife on national television. With the couple's interview on The Buzz, Jamesstressed how sorry he was.

"Nasaktan ko siya, e. Hindi naman sa plano ko ‘to, e, nasaktan ko siya. Inaamin ko, nagkamali ako. Inaamin ko talaga sa kaniya,nagkamali ako," admitted James.

When asked about the status of their relationship, Kris revealed, "Sinabi ko sa kaniya, kung haharap kami dito,kailangan ‘yong buong katotohanan ang sasabihin kasi ang hirap naman sabihinna, 100 percent, 0o gusto namin i-save, kasi may moments talaga na ako at siya aaminna, kung ganito na kahirap ‘yong pinagdadaanan mo and because you are public,buong mundo alam ito.

"There are times na sasabihin mo talaga na, ‘Ano kaya kungmaghiwalay na lang tayo? Baka tigilan na nila tayo?' Pero siguro, what was holding us together, aside from thefact na there's a baby involved, for almost all our married life talaga, hindikami naka-miss ng... Every Tuesday, nagba-Baclaran kami. Sabay kami nagro-rosary, sabay kami nagno-novena and that has been for almost two years."

James stressed, "Parati ko sinasabi sa kaniya na, ‘Gusto komaging okay tayo. Pagbayaran ko lahat ng ginawa ko.' Sinabi ko sa kaniya na, ‘Sana mapagbigyan mo ako.' Dahilwala naman siya dito, e. Di niya kasalanan ‘to, e. Kasalanan ko lahat, e. Bastaang sinasabi ko sa kaniya, ‘Bigyan mo ako ng isang chance na mai-prove ko sa‘yo na hindi na mangyayari ulit.'"

Kris questioned James's desire to repent.

"Pag nagsabi ka ng isang pagkakataon tapos hindi monapanindigan iyon, ang dali-dali sabihin sa iyo na, ‘I gave you the chance,'"said Kris.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

She continued, "I was telling him also na parang, ‘Bago mosabihin siguraduhin mo na kaya mo, lalo na kapag deniclare natin ‘yan sa buongmundo—na lahat sila, ‘yong mga masasama ang intention, masasama ang hangarinpara sa atin—hihintayin talaga na isang stumble ulit and ibabalandra nila andipapamukha sa iyo...Kasi puwede nating sabihin na 'Give up na kami, hindi nanamin kaya.'

"And then, sinabi ko sa kaniya is that, ‘If we face her[Korina Sanchez], for as long as we can, paninindigan natin ‘yon.'"

ONE FAMILY. Kris said, "Mas madaling paraan talaga issumuko ka kasi kung sumuko ka..."

"Tapos," answered James.

Kris explained, "Pero sa pagsukong iyon, binawian mo namantalaga ng opportunity ‘yong anak mo na magkaroon ng pamilya. Ang hirap manintindihin, ipinapaintindi ko sa kaniya ‘yon na we're holding on now, notbecause of each other, but we're holding on because we have a family.

"And sabi ko nga na sino ba namang pamilya ang hindi itopinagdaanan? Ang difference, pinagdadaanan natin, ang buong Pilipinas nakatutoksa atin. At ‘yong masasama ang intensiyon, pinagpipiyestahan ‘yong kalungkutanna pinagdadaanan natin."

She stressed, "Because I'm not gonna hide it, this is one ofthe saddest moments of my life."

The couple was asked if they still love each other.

The cager said, "Sobrang hirap dahil nakikita ko sa kaniya na hirap na hirapna rin siya, e. So talagang napaisip ako kung anong solusyon para lang magingokay siya ulit. Kasi naiisip ko, habang nakikita niya ako, lalo siyangnahihirapan, so nilalagay ko sa isip ko na ako may kasalanan dito."

He added, "Mahal ko 'tong babae na 'to. Mahal ko ‘yong anakko. Kahit anong mangyari, hindi ko ipagpapalit ‘yong desisyon na naisip kodahil mahal na mahal ko siya.

"Tinatanong mo ako kung mahal ko siya? Mahal na mahal ko," James stressed.

Kris answered candidly, "I haven't been able to say ‘I loveyou' to him except on his birthday.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

"Doon sa birthday card niya, I gave him a watch—and I saidna, ‘I keep praying that the time will come na pareho nating masasabi na natutotayo from this, naging mas matatag tayo—and that we made a family together.'"

She ended, "Sabi ko, ‘I love you that's why I'mstanding by you.'"


WE RECOMMEND


FROM THE SUMMIT MEDIA NETWORK


SPONSORED CONTENT


COMMENTS

Loading comments

THIS JUST IN