Startalk host Ricky Lo went one-on-one with former Startalk host Kris Aquino for an interview segment that was aired during the show's 14th anniversary yesterday, October 24. As the two sat down inside the home of the late President Corazon "Cory" Aquino, the topic first revolved on the original plans Kris and her siblings once had to demolish the house and build a new one.
"Hindi na," revealed a smiling Kris. She said that the house was 48 years old and its historical value has made the Aquino siblings decide that the house should be left to look as their mother originally wanted it to be: simple and homely. There were times, however, when the house seemed to have a life of its own after Cory passed on. Lights would switch on and off by themselves. For Kris, though, it was all an expression of love.
Moving on, Kris proceeded to show Ricky some of the family's prized possessions, including Cory's portrait, paintings, an engagement ring (blue-white diamond) given by Benigno Aquino. The ring by the way, Kris commented, will be given to Noynoy should he marry.
Kris said, "Because it came from mom it will go to whoever will marry an Aquino and he is the only Aquino [son] naman."
How about Kris' son Joshua who has all his life been very close to uncle Noynoy? How will he react if his uncle decides to marry?
"'Tito Noy, never get married,'" laughed Kris, quoting Joshua. "Security blanket niya talaga si Tito Noy."
HEARTFELT THANKS. Having been a part of Startalk, Kris took this perfect opportunity to express her appreciation, in time for the show's 14th anniversary, especially to Lolit Solis who proved pivotal in shaping her career as a talk show host.
"I would not be in a talk show right now," Kris revealed. "Four days before giving birth to Josh, ikaw pumilit na pumirma sa kontrata. Utang na loob na kung ano mayroon kami, e malaking bahagi ka doon."
Then with a laugh, she joked, "'Nay Lolit, alam ko kung sino pini-PR mo, pero maraming-maraming salamat sa lahat ng suporta at pagmamahal. Alam mo naman love mo ako... My heartfelt thanks [to Joey de Leon, et al.] for the love, the respect, and more important, iyong binigay nila sa mom namin. We never had the chance to thank you, pero maraming salamat sa inyo na the fact na they were so vocal in their love for mom."