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James Yap has message for Kris' new love

Posted at | Updated as of 03/10/14 2:26 AM

Basketball superstar James Yap

MANILA – Basketball superstar James Yap would like to thank the person who is responsible for the positive "aura" of his ex-wife Kris Aquino.

In an interview with “Buzz ng Bayan” aired on Sunday, Yap said the actress-host looks at peace now and he just wants to tell her special someone to continue making her happy.

“Ipagpatuloy mo. Mahalin mo si Kris. Ipagpatuloy mo na masaya siya lagi and ipagpe-pray ko kayo,” he said.

Noting that it’s hard not to notice Aquino’s positive aura, Yap quipped: “Blooming na blooming kaya sabi ko ‘In love ka ah.’ Iba 'yung aura. Masayahin siya, ibang iba sa dati. Dati talagang aso’t pusa (kami) eh. Ngayon iba na.”

Aquino revealed last week that she is in love, but requested that the man, who she did not identify, be given privacy.

Last Wednesday, the former couple settled the visitation and custody of their son, James "Bimby" Yap Jr., at the Makati Regional Trial Court with presiding judge Cristina Sulit. According to Sulit, both parties agreed that Bimby will visit Yap regularly, once a week, starting March 7.

While admitting that he was surprised by how fast they reached the agreement, Yap said: “Thank you sa kanya na kumbaga okay na lahat. Hindi na kami magkagalit. Sana tuloy-tuloy na. Good luck sa 'yo. Stay healthy, stay lovely, stay in love.”

Now that he can see his son regularly, Yap reported that he is enjoying his currently relationship with his son.

“Ito 'yung pinakamasaya na pagsasama namin [ni Bimby] dahil ibang iba rin. Nakikipagkuwentuhan na, nakikipaglaro. Tuwang tuwa ako nung hinawakan niya 'yung phone ko tapos may hinanap siyang game. Tuwang tuwa ako [nung sumakay siya sa akin sa likod]. Sabi ko ang sarap [ng pakiramdam],” he said.