MANILA -- Host-actress Kris Aquino on Thursday praised the girlfriend of her ex-husband, basketball superstar James Yap, for caring about her son James "Bimby" Yap Jr.
In her morning show "KrisTV," Aquino said she appreciates the fact that Michaella Cazzola made an effort to celebrate Bimby's seventh birthday.
"In fairness to her naghanda siya. Cute ng mga gift niya na inihanda for Bimb. I like her na. If you are good to my son, I like you talaga," Aquino said on her show. "In fairness to her, sabi ko, 'I like this girl.' At least she cares about my son."
Aquino said she also asked her youngest son about Cazzola, and the boy answered: "She's trying, mama."
"So sabi ko, 'I like her. That's good, honey.' Hindi ba? Tapos may cake daw na dala for his birthday kahit late na. A for effort," Aquino continued.
"Tapos sinabi ko, 'That's really good, that's good. The fact that she had gifts for you, I like it.' And at least alam niya kung ano ang gusto ni Bimb. Alam niya 'yung softdrink na starts with the letter S and favorite color blue," Aquino added.
Last month, Cazzola didn't attend the birthday party of Bimby, saying that she doesn't want to intrude on the family gathering.
Despite this, Cazzola and Bimby were photographed together during the recent PBA All-Star Game.
As a mother, Aquino said she's happy that her Bimby is also sensitive not to hurt her feelings.
"Alam mo nahihiya pa siya, it gives you insights about children. Kasi nahihiya si Bimb na magkuwento. 'Did you have fun?' 'Yeah, but are you mad? 'No, of course not.' Kasi parang ayaw niya na mag-enjoy siya baka ma-hurt ako," Aquino narrated.
"Sabi ko, 'That is so good. I want you to be closer to him.' Tapos sabi niya, 'I'm not yet close to him, mama. Later on, it will take time.' It will take time to get close to the tatay," she added.