Showbiz Central host John "Sweet" Lapus got anexclusive interview with Kris Aquino, who used to be the host of their rivalprogram The Buzz, during the recent 13th birthday celebrationof the actress-TV host's first son, Joshua.
In the interview aired last Sunday, June 1, John asked Krisabout her mother, former President Cory Aquino, who is suffering from coloncancer.
"It's happy time kasi parang ang laki ng difference sa momko," related Kris. "From the time nanag-celebrate si Baby James na nanghihina talaga siya, 'tapos hindi talaga siyapuwedeng makihalubilo sa mga tao. Now,nakita mo naman siya, di ba? The healthy appetite, maraming nakakain, and my momis surviving the chemo and improving blood works niya and all."
After this, Kris took the opportunity to show herappreciation to the people who prayed for her mom. "Siguro I'll take this opportunity na rin na mag-thank you salahat ng tao na continuous ang pagdarasal para sa kanya. 'Yon talagang I really, really prayed sohard. Sabi ko sana, ‘Please strengthenmy mom and don't make her suffer too much.' And I think, because sa lahat ng taong nagpre-pray, nakakayanan niyatalaga. And she says naman, e, she'snot in pain, it's just na nanghihina talaga siya sa chemotherapy."
Kris also said that she is amazed by thecourage of her mom. "Through it all,I've never really seen my mom cried. The only time was noong birthday ni Baby James na nagte-thank you siyasa mga tao. Pero wala talaga, ganunka-strong yung mommy ko."
If there is one person who really got affected by thecurrent situation of the former president, Kris said it would be Josh.
Kris narrated, "Out of the blue siguro, he would cry kasihindi niya ma-express why he was sad. But talagang nagulat kaming lahat. And then, alam mo, nung time na 'yon na sabay pa na magpi-first birthdayyung isa, na si Baby James nagsisimula nang magsalita, so parang double whammy sakanya. Siya [Josh] yung nag-i-insist talagana, ‘Lola's not sick.'"
Despite this, Kris said that she noticed that her son isslowly trying to accept the situation. "Ngayon, at least, nakikita ko na si Josh parang naka-adjustna rin sa situation," she quipped.
ON HER "BOYS." Kris admitted that Josh used to be jealous to his younger brother, BabyJames. "Kasi noong bagong labas 'yan[Baby James] pinapabalik niya [Josh] sa tiyan ko. ‘Mama, ibalik na siya," said Kris.
Kris now sees a difference on the relationship between hertwo boys. She said to John,"They're very close now, nagmamahalan na sila. At gusto na ni Josh na sumasama sa kuwarto niya [Baby James] andall. Si Baby James talaga, nakikita kohow much he loves his kuya."
The Wheel of Fortune host also thinks that Baby James's arrival had a positive impact on Josh, who is a special child. She said, "I really feel na siguro dumatingsi Baby James din sa life ni Josh para kung wala ako, wala ang mom ko, mayroontalagang I know na mamahalin siya. Kasi he came from me, e, ataalagaan siya come what may."
Meanwhile, John also asked Kris about her husband, Purefoods player James Yap. Kris said that shemiss watching the games of her husband lately. "Kasi Wednesday atFriday ang regular na laro at 'yon ang taping ko. But we record everything," she explained.
It could be remembered that the couple has gone through alot of trials last year when a controversy between them and a certain employee ofa surgical center came out. But all of these have already been forgotten.
"I have tosay this na, I think in the past few weeks siguro, we've really made an effortto strengthen our relationship. Siguroang masasabi ko, throughout my mom's illness, wala akong masasabi sa support atsa tiyaga rin ni James," Kris complimented her husband.
At the end of the interview, Kris showed her gratitude toher mom who tries to feel stronger despite her illness. She said, "Thank you for making the effortto always be there for us. Noongbirthday ni Baby James, she made sure she was here. Ayaw ko lang talagang makitang mahirapan ang mom ko. So, thank God na lumalakas [siya]."
For the birthday boy, Kris said, "You're mama's firstlove. Kung nandiyan man si Baby James,ikaw ang kuya. Lahat kami we alwaysmake sure na nararamdaman mo kung gaano ka namin kamahal."Ngayon, napaparamdam mo sa aming lahat nanaiintindihan mo kami, na minamahal mo ang baby brother mo at tinuturuan mo pasiya. Josh, you're such a good person. Pina-promise lang talaga ni Mama ngayon na hanggang sa makakayanan ko talaga,sisiguraduhin kong kumportable at masaya ang buhay para sa iyo."