"Okay na kami siguro pero hindi pa kami nagkikita. Okay na sa akin ‘yong [nangyari]," said Ai-Ai Delas Alas about her rift with James Yap, husband of her "friendship" Kris Aquino.
KRIS-JAMES-HOPE-AI. The comedienne had a falling out with the PBA (Philippine Basketball Association) cager during the whole Kris Aquino-James Yap-Hope Centeno controversy. Ai-Ai was said to have told Kris to return James to James's mother.
"Ang sabi ko talaga sa kanya [Kris], ‘Friendship, naku, para huwag ka muna mamroblema, ibalik mo muna ‘yan [James] sa nanay niya.' Half dun, joke. Sinasabi 'yun ng isang kaibigan sa kapwa niya kaibigan na namumroblema para matawa siya, para to lighten up kung ano ang nangyayari sa buhay niya, which is ganoon naman tayong mga Pinoy, 'di ba? Lalo na kung babae sa babae, natural lang magko-comment sa kanya," Ai-Ai explained in a previous PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) interview.
James allegedly texted Ai-Ai through Kris's mobile phone: "Ayusin mo pananalita mo, hindi ka nakakatuwa."
Ai-Ai commented, "Unang-una siyempre, nainis ako. Alam ko naman na siya 'yun, bakit number ni Kris ang ginamit niya? Bakit hindi siya gumamit ng cell phone niya para masagot ko naman siya. Ang duwag naman niya. Sana sariling cell phone na lang niya ang ginamit niya, para tuloy wala siyang load!"
Week later, the Comedy Concert Queen was forced to apologize to James.
"Nagkausap kami ni Kris after that. Sabi ko, ‘Sorry, alam mo naman na anything [that] hurts you, hurts me. Sabihin mo kay James, 'Sorry,' para matapos na lang itong mga atsu-atsu,'" she explained.
Kris admitted in an interview with The Buzz that the issue with Ai-Ai caused many quarrels between her and her husband.
In a press con earlier today for The Belo Medical Group, Ai-Ai, the endorser of Smart Lipo, was asked to comment about being the cause of the couple's tiff. The usually bubbly Ai-Ai fell silent.
"No comment," she finally said.
When asked to comment about Kris and James getting back together, she again chose her words carefully.
"E, kung doon siya magiging masaya, di ba?" she said simply.
BABY JAMES. Considered as one of Kris's closest friends, Ai-Ai was not able to make it to Baby James's baptism last May 19. She was in Batangas spending quality time with her three kids. She is set to fly to the US for a series of concerts.
Up to now, "Friendship Ai" still hasn't seen Kris and James's firstborn.
"Sa picture, nakita ko siya [Baby James]. Parang kamukha siya ni James. Nakita ko siya sa magazine," she said. "Mayroon akong binabalak na gift sa kanya, ‘yong parang baby book."
Ai also said that Kris and she still text each other. A showbiz reporter teasingly asked her if she was sure that Kris was the one texting her and not James."Oo, English, e! Pag Tagalog, si James ‘yon!" she ended with a laugh.