Celebrity host Kris Aquino and son James "Bimby" Yap, Jr.
MANILA -- How does James "Bimby" Yap Jr. feel about his mother's latest love interest?
According to entertainment editor Ricky Lo in his column published on The Philippine Star on Thursday, Kris Aquino's son with former husband James Yap already met Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista "a year ago."
Lo talked to mother and son during a trip to Singapore for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" late last month.
Yap Jr., who turns seven on April 19, said he calls Bautista "Mayor," and that he finally allowed Aquino to have a boyfriend last Christmas.
“It was my Christmas gift to her last year…a boyfriend,” the boy said, adding that for Christmas 2014, he wants Aquino to have a "new boyfriend."
"I just want to give you a better life!” he told his mother.
Asked what his mother likes about Bautista, Bimby replied: "Because he's nerd!"
Last Monday, Aquino confirmed that she and Bautista are dating and that they are a "work in progress."
She also stressed that Bautista was her only suitor who asked the approval of his brother, President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III.
"Herbert and I are partners in either the failure or success of our being together, and we can strengthen what we have by allowing ourselves to have a chance at forever, by keeping private and quiet about what is here and now. We are a work in progress, and it is a joint project that both of us are happily undertaking with maturity, respect and commitment," the actress-host said.