MANILA, Philippines – Host and actress Kris Aquino on Sunday dared her bashers to prove that she is a bad mother.
In an emotional live interview with good friend Boy Abunda on “The Buzz,” Aquino said she decided to answer the accusations of her bashers, whom she suspects are fans of her ex-husband, basketball player James Yap, because she had to stand up to their bullying.
According to Aquino, the bashing began when she admitted to her Twitter followers that there is someone who is making her blush these days.
It was after that admission that Aquino started to receive hate tweets, which she claimed came from Yap’s fans based on a feature on her app that allows her to find out the other websites these people frequently visit.
“Ang feeling ko naman never ko kayong ginugulo. Hindi ako nakikialam sa pribadong buhay niya, sa love life niya. Bakit kayo galit na galit sa akin na sinabi ko lang kinikilig ako?” Aquino told Abunda.
“Tapos sinabihan niyo na na malandi ako, wala akong kwentang ina, na parang mahiya naman daw ako, na para naman daw akong pinulot lang sa beer garden. Ganoon, Boy, 'yung context, 'yung language na tinanggap ko,” she revealed.
“If I allow to them to talk to me this way and show me this type of brutality, sinasabi kong okay lang i-bully niyo ako at ‘yung sinasabi ninyo tungkol sa akin ay tama. So sumagot ako one time, big time. Sinagot ko dun. Sinabi ko, you have no right to judge me as a mother.”
Aquino said that before she appeared on “The Buzz” on Sunday, her sister advised her to remain calm and reminded her that she has more to lose if she “stoops down to their level and fight.”
Then, with her voice trembling, Aquino said: “In this world, there are only two people, Boy, who can judge me as a mother. Their names are Joshua Aquino and James “Bimby” Aquino Yap. Silang dalawa lang ang may karapatan kasi sila ang anak ko. Sila ang araw-araw kong inaalagaan, inuuwian, kasama sa pagtulog.”
She also said she believes that her youngest son would be her “No. 1 defender” until he dies.
“In my heart of hearts, I know, mula sa araw na ito hanggang sa mamatay siya, si Bimby will be my No. 1 defender because he told me na, ‘Mama, you’re the best mom and I love you so much.’ And I said, ‘Why?’ ‘Because you take care of us, you work so hard for me and kuya and because you love us so much.’ And then I said, ‘Bimb, you think I’m a bad mama?’ ‘Never, Mama, I’ll fight all of them because I love you,’” she told Abunda.
“Hindi ko na kailangang bigyan ang anak ko ng dahilan na i-defend ako kasi wala akong ginagawang masama. Boy, alam mo ‘yan. Tatlong taon na po akong hiwalay, wala naman akong katarantaduhang ginagawa.
“‘Yung sinasabi niyo ho na lumalandi ako, prove it. Sa dami po ng PSG na kasama ko, maguuwi ba ako ng lalaki? No. I-e-expose ko ba ang mga anak ko to somebody na who won’t be permanent in our lives? Again, no. Because my sons have been through more than enough.”
Aquino vowed that her youngest son would not need to defend her as a mother “because to my dying breath, I intend to be the best mother to Josh and Bimby.”
She pointed out that she has been very open to everyone about how much she loves her two sons as she would always share their photos on Instagram and show their vacations on her morning show “KrisTV.”
“Ramdam na ramdam ko kung gaano ako nila minamahal,” she told Abunda.