MANILA -- Host-actress Kris Aquino couldn't help but get teary-eyed after seeing the photos of her two sons with her ex-husband, basketball superstar James Yap.
Last Saturday, the San Mig Coffee star celebrated his 32nd birthday with son James "Bimby" Yap Jr. and Joshua Aquino, the actress's son with veteran actor Philip Salvador.
On her show "Aquino & Abunda Tonight" on Monday, Aquino narrated that Yap actually texted her on her birthday last Friday, February 14.
"James actually text me and greeted me, deadma sa PPO (permanent protection order). Sinabi lang niya, 'Happy birthday, Kris. Thank you for being the best mom to Bimby.' Di ko alam ang number niya. So I said, 'Who is this please?' Then sinagot ako three hours after, 'James.' Then nag-reply ako, 'Yap?' Sorry 'di talaga ako sure. After that sabi niya, 'Yes.' So sabi ko, 'Alagaan mo 'yung dalawang bata and please huwag mong awayin kasi building bridges ito ngayon,'" Aquino said.
"Honest to God when the yayas were sending me all the pictures na nung silang tatlo magkakasama. nung tinignan ko sila -- and this was in Singapore -- naiyak ako. Sa totoo lang, kasi parang we took so long to reach this point for both of us and it took so long for me to feel comfortable already. Siguro all it took is for James to acknowledge na mabuting nanay talaga ako kay Bimb and nung binigay niya sa akin 'yon, handang handa akong ibigay sa kanya na magkaroon sila ng magandang relationship," Aquino added.
In Monday's show, Aquino also clarified that Bimby's wish for his father to "get married soon" didn't come from her.
She added that Bimby already gave his approval for her to fall in love again.
"Tinanong pa nga niya kung ako ang nagturo doon sa 'I hope you get married soon.' Hindi, kay Bimb talaga nanggaling 'yon kasi nga we all have acceptance," Aquino said.
"And Bimb told me something wonderful kanina. 'Mama, because you brought me home my games I want you to be happy, you can already have boyfriend but no breaking up.' Hindi ba ang cute kasi ang six year-old gusto ng kaligayahan para sa dalawang magulang. 'Yun lang ang hiniling niya, huwag niyo nang guluhin kung papasok kayo sa relasyon make sure for keeps," Aquino said.