Kris Aquino says Vice Ganda gave her heads up when he partnered with James Yap

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Kris Aquino on Vice Ganda's business partnership with her ex-husband James Yap: "Alam mo kasi, mahaba rin naman talaga yung pinagsamahan namin ni Vice. I don't think naman na that partnership there will define also the good memories that we have. I mean, hindi yun ang tuldok... Because he [Vice] has been really good to me."


Kris Aquino said Vice Ganda called her up when the It’s Showtime host put up a resto-bar business with her ex-husband James Yap.

Kris and Vice Ganda have been good friends for many years, fondly calling each other "asawa." 

The 46-year-old Kris told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), “Ipinaalam niya sa akin, itinawag niya sa akin. Sabi niya, ‘Asawa...’”

It was in July when co-owners James, Vice Ganda, Daniel Padilla, Marc Pingris, Paul Artadi, and three other non-showbiz business partners launched District 8, a resto-bar in Greenhills, San Juan City.

Below is a photo of James and Vice taken during their resto-bar's opening, with Vice jokingly referring to James as "my other asawa."

My other Asawa! Chozzzz! @jamesyap18 @district8manila

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The following month, Kris and James’s eight-month-long rift became known, a rift ostensibly caused by differences involving their ten-year-old child James “Bimby” Yap Jr.


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PEP’s latest interview with Kris was held after her video shoot for Claritin, held at the TV host/actress/celebrity endorser’s Quezon City home yesterday, October 20.

"HINDI YUN ANG TULDOK." Was she affected when Vice and her ex-husband joined forces for the resto-bar venture?

Kris answered, “Well, of course, I’m never going to that bar. Hahaha!”

Explaining her comment, the TV host and movie actress said, “I’ll be honest, di ba? Number one, hindi naman ako nagba-bar.

“Secondly, parang ang weird naman kung pumunta ako dun.”

She then elaborated on her friendship with Vice, “Alam mo kasi, mahaba rin naman talaga yung pinagsamahan namin n Vice.

“I don’t think naman na that partnership there will define also the good memories that we have.

“I mean, hindi yun ang tuldok... Because he has been really good to me. 

“That one business deal should not erase all the good things that he has done for me and for Bimb.”

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CONFLICT OF SCHEDULES. Asked why she and Vice Ganda haven’t been posting pictures of them together, Kris admitted that they haven’t had the chance to catch up lately.

She confessed, “We really haven’t seen each other even if we’re neighbors. Hindi kami nagtatagpo.

“Actually, kasi siguro iba rin talaga yung oras namin. Gising siya sa gabi, tulog kami sa gabi. So yun.

“And busy siya nagsyu-shooting. Panay shoot shoot siya.”

Kris said, however, that they get updates about each other through her right-hand person Alvin Gagui.

Still referring to Vice Ganda, she added, “Kasi yung glam team niya super close kay Alvin, so nagkakamustahan pa rin kami, yung ganun.

“Every now and then nagte-text pa rin naman siya.”


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