Kris says it’s also final: ‘It’s over’
by Gerry Plaza, Special to Yahoo! Southeast Asia
Despite James Yap’s statement that his decision was “final” that he would “fight to save” his marriage to Kris Aquino, the actress-TV host made this clear in a statement Boy Abunda read on ‘The Buzz’ last July 11.
Kris released the statement amid speculation about her next move amid James’ pronouncements. She went to the US recently for a vacation and was unreachable for any comment. Her trip obviously served as a means to think things over and plan her next action.
But after taking all things into consideration—including the view of her family, the future of their son Baby James, and the pros and cons of reconciling or ending their marriage, Kris has now reached a “final” decision.
The statement, composed by her lawyers, reads:
“Ms. Kris Aquino has recently announced that she has decided to end her marriage to James Yap and asked us to initiate the appropriate proceedings for the purpose she believes that this is the best interest of all concerned especially her children. We shall take the necessary steps at the soonest possible time and request everybody to respect the privacy of the parties and let the legal process take its course.”
While she did not mention the specific “proceedings” she was referring to—a mere legal separation or annulling their near six-year marriage, Kris reiterated she was not departing from her June 27 statement, which emphasized that for her part, her marriage to James is “over.”
This announcement came a day after their sixth wedding anniversary.
Interestingly on the other channel, another ex-husband of Kris spoke about their separation:
“Ah, sa ating lahat, Diyos lang naman ang nakakaalam ng lahat, ng totoong kuwento sa ating buhay and ang sa amin lang, we need to continue praying for them, not just for Kris and for James, kasi sayang naman,” actor Phillip Salvador says.
“Mahaba na ang itinakbo ng relasyon nila, ang dami na nilang bagyong pinagdaanan. Pero nasa kanila pa rin ‘yan,” he adds.
Asked who he pities more if the separation indeed pushes through, Kris or James, Phillip says:
“I don’t know this person (James) kaya hindi ako puwedeng magkumento ng kahit na anupaman tungkol sa kanya. I don’t know him, I know Kris, kaya naaawa ako sa kanya.”
Gerry Plaza is a longtime entertainment editor and writer who followed the Kris-James love story from day one and was sad to see its ending…well, hopefully not.
Reposted From Gerry Plaza of Yahoo! Southeast Asia