James Yap taking things slow with Italian GF


Posted at Jan 31 2014 07:55 PM | Updated as of Feb 01 2014 03:57 AM

Two-time PBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) James Yap and his girlfriend Michela Cazzola

MANILA, Philippines – Two-time PBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) James Yap said he is enjoying his relationship with current girlfriend, Michela Cazzola.

He, however, refuted talks about tying the knot with the Italian beauty soon.

“Wala pa, hinay hinay lang. Kasi medyo mahirap baka madapa tayo ulit,” Yap, whose marriage with Kris Aquino got annulled in 2012, said on Thursday.

The San Mig Coffee star player said he would like to cherish his time with Cazzola first before taking their relationship to the next level.

What’s important, he said, is they are happy with each other.

"At least kami ngayon masaya. Ganon naman talaga, kelangan sa relasyon masaya. Tignan natin sa future [ang kasal]… hindi naman natin minamadali yan eh," said Yap.

Yap also said he is enjoying his relationship with a non-showbiz figure, unlike his stormy marriage life with Aquino.

Back then, most of their fights get too much publicity.

With Cazzola, every bit of his current lovelife remains private.

"Maganda ngayon ang relationship namin, kasi kung anuman away meron kami, sa amin lang. Hindi na nakakalabas," he said.

Yap has recently attended the launch of Virtual Sports Inc., a sports management firm he's working with.

"S'yempre it's an honor for me na makasama dito. First time lang na magkakaroon ng ganitong klaseng agency," he said.