Kris Aquino announced on The Buzz today that she is giving up on her marriage with James Yap. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Matagal naming sinubukan. James and I really tired to make this work. On my part, with finality, I can say ako ay sumuko na.Ã¢â‚¬Â Kris Aquino also said it was not a Ã¢â‚¬Å“spur of the momentÃ¢â‚¬Â decision. “Kung anuman ang dahilan why this marriage, on my part, I’m saying it’s over, the only person I will owe an explanation to and the only person who can demand from me, ‘Bakit kayo naghiwalay?’. James Yap on his part said he will leave everything to Kris Aquino – for her to decide the fate of their marriage. So, in short, since Kris is giving up with finality, and James Yap leaving on Kris to decide, their marriage is now over. Here is the transcript of the interview kanina sa The Buzz:
Boy Abunda: Krissy, maraming tanong, maraming opinyon, speculations. This is your chance. We will listen. What do you have to say?
Kris Aquino: First, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sorry about Tuesday (Cebu). For so long, ilang buwan naman na nagampanan ko ang lahat ng tungkulin ko, lahat ng responsibilidad sa trabaho at sa kampanya kahit na mayroon kaming pinagdadaanan sa tahanan namin. It was a sign of weakness on my part not to show up, and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sorry about that. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sorry that you had to be the one to answer because you felt uncomfortable making up an excuse.
About what weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been through, I think naman Boy hindi lahat sikreto sa inyong lahat, kung ano ang mga napagdaanan namin in our married life. I think also the whole Philippines is fully aware na when my mom was alive and ngayon, my siblings have tried to bridge whatever gap, and I mean gaps, marami na kasi. Tinry nila na tulungan kaming ayusin yung mga problema namin.
I have not sat downÃ¢â‚¬Â¦lahat through text, kay ate, kay Pinky. Through phone, nakausap ko si Viel. Nagtext din kami ni Noy. Siyempre sila lahat, gusto nila sana maayos pa. I just want to say na whatever decision I have come to, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not a spur of the moment decision. Hindi ito nangyari na nagising lang ako isang araw at sinabi kong ayoko na. Matagal naming sinubukan. James and I both tried to really make this work. On my part, what IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m comfortable saying is, with finality I can say, ako sumuko na.
Ang dami kong pinag-isipan kung paano ko maibabahagi sa lahat kung anong pinagdaanan namin without revealing anything painful. But thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s no way of doing that. Last night, mga 4 in the morning, hindi ako makatulog pa. Katabi ko si Baby James, and I think he had a bad dream kasi he started to cry in his sleep. And thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s when it came to me, and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sure lahat ng mga nanay maiintindihan ako. Kung anuman ang dahilan why this marriage, on my part IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m saying, is over, the only person I will owe and explanation to, and the only person who can demand from me na bakit kayo naghiwalay, is my son.
And kagabi Boy, narealize ko, the worst thing I can do for Baby James is, when heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 7 or 8 years old and mahanap niya sa YouTube yung explanation kung bakit naghiwalay ang nanay at tatay niya. He deserves much more than that. He deserves to hear it only from me and only from James. Because in any separation, there are 2 sides to the story. And we owe it to him, James will owe it to him, that I will owe it to him to explain to him.
But IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sure you will all understand me. My decision to keep quiet is not because on June 30 magiging presidente si Noy. My decision to keep myself Ã¢â‚¬ËœKapag inexplain ko kay Baby James, number one mauunawaan ba niya ako? Number 2, rerespetuhin pa ba niya ako? At number 3, mamahalin pa ba niya ako?Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ At nasagot ko naman kagabi na Ã¢â‚¬Ëœyes.Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ I know my son will understand me, will respect me and still love me. And I feel that he will love me more, respect me more, and value me more if I keep quiet today.
I know that will leave so many unanswered questions, but those questions, only Baby James deserves to hear the answers to. Siguro Boy, this is part of growing up. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s part of realizing that yes, I am public and I owe all of you an explanation, but apart from God, the only one IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m answerable to is kung di man mga kapatid ko eh ang anak ko.
So sana po, maiintindihan ninyo po ako na yung mga legal na aspeto ng pagsasama namin ni James, inuumpisahan na naming ayusin lahat yun. Kung anuman ang mga naging problema namin, kung anuman ang mga napag-awayan namin, kung anuman ang naganap sa tahanan namin, let it stay there. Because IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m doing this for my son, because heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s only 3 years old and he really doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t deserve na kung ano yung trials na pinagdaanan ng parents niya, kailangang ungkat-ungkatin at ulit-ulitin, wag na.
Kung this will mean na maraming hindi makakaintindi sa akin or sasabihin, i-jujudge ako, then let it be. I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t mind. The world can judge me. I just want my son to be able to respect me and respect his father. Because at the end of the day, ang utang namin sa kanya. Kasi ang pinakamaaapektuhan ng pangyayaring ito ang anak ko. To a certain extent, of course, it will affect Josh but itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s really Baby James who will really be affected. And maybe, yung sinasabi ng mom ko sa akin parati na Ã¢â‚¬ËœKrissy, love is bringing out the best in each other.Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ Maybe Baby James is really bringing out the best in me. And thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s it, Boy. I really hope they understand that this is for my son.
Boy: Naiintindihan ko. Maraming salamat, Krissy.
Kris Aquino moved out of the conjugal home last week, but out of character, refusing to reveal the reason behind their separation, sharing only that stress and long hours spent during the presidential campaign period took a toll on their relationship. Last June 16, Kris Aquino first divulged in public through her Twitter, her marital problems and the decision to quit Twitter thereafter. Kris Aquino also said goodbye to her regular hosting job in The Buzz today.