MANILA - Kris Aquino lauded former husband and star cager James Yap for exerting extra effort to spend time with their son James "Bimby" Yap Jr.
"Nage-effort siya. Let's be happy. Siguro he is in a good place kaya gusto niyang mag-effort," Aquino said on her morning show "KrisTV" aired on Thursday.
Aquino made the statement after Yap texted her to ask about plans for their son's birthday. Bimby is turning seven on April 19.
"In all fairness to James Yap todo effort na siya para mapalapit siya kay Bimby. Nagkasama na din sila sa isang swimming bonding," Aquino said.
"Ako, ayaw ko nang makipag-away. I want peace and harmony. Hindi ba ang saya ng life so let's move on move on. Happy, happy," Aquino stressed.
Last month, Aquino took a swipe at the basketball star, saying she wished he would exert more effort to bond with their son.
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The host-actress made the statement after seeing Bimby swimming and playing with model-actor Daniel Matsunaga during their Palawan trip for "Kris TV."
"Naawa ako kaya dapat um-effort si James...Naghahanap talaga si Bimb ng masculine companionship, playmate," she said at that time.