MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Jejomar Binay is keeping his hands off the rumored romantic affair between Kris Aquino and his son, Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay Jr.
In a chance interview, Binay said both Aquino and Junjun are old enough to decide for themselves.
“Paubaya na natin sa kanila. May mga sapat na edad na ‘yon. Ipaubaya na lang natin sa kanila yon,” the vice president said.
Junjun is one of the men being romantically linked to Aquino. The rumors swirled following her much talked about confession about her and husband James Yap’s impending separation. Actors Coco Martin, Gerald Anderson and Gabby Concepcion as well as Sen. Francis Escudero were also linked to her.
Aquino, however, denied any romantic involvement to any of them. She admitted though that among the guys being linked to her, Binay “is the only one I've been communicating with."
"Nakilala ko siya when I was losing my mother. Nakilala niya ako when he was losing his wife. In the span of that one year, both our lives have changed so much," said Aquino.
Junjun’s wife, Kennely Ann, died last year after going through a difficult pregnancy. She passed away days after the death of Aquino’s mom, former President Corazon Aquino, in August of last year.
In her tell-all interview with Boy Abunda, Aquino admitted that Junjun has the qualities “that I admire in a man.” "He's been good to me. A true friend,” she said.
Although she denied that the Makati City mayor is courting her, she is also not closing her doors to the possibility of dating Junjun in the future.
"Matagal pa 'yan at sabihan mo din siyang matagal pa yan. Wait ka lang ha," she said.
"Next year, kapag alam ko na okay na ako. If I'm sure na naitayo ko na ang 'Pilipinas Win na Win' at kung alam ko na kumportable na ang kapatid ko na mag-entertain ako or makipag-date ako…. ang pinaka-importante kung sigurado ako na si Josh at si Bimbi ay well adjusted na sa situation. And if Junjun were to say, 'Kris gusto mo bang mag-dinner?' I would say yes. Why? Dahil alam kong di niya ako lolokohin,” she added.
Aquino also appealed to her critics to stop speculating about her and Junjun. -With a report from Gretchen Fullido, ABS-CBN News
Reposted From Gretchen Fullido Of ABS-CBN News