Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista and TV host Kris Aquino. Composite image
MANILA - The live guesting of Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista on "Aquino & Abunda Tonight" on Monday was a last-minute arrangement, according to his former girlfriend Kris Aquino.
Aquino was asked about Bautista's much-talked-about interview Tuesday after a story conference for the Metro Manila Film Festival entry "Feng Shui (2014)," wherein she will co-star with Coco Martin.
Aquino said Bautista was actually a guest of news anchor Anthony Taberna earlier on Monday. "Hiniram lang namin, nagkataon. Grateful naman ako na pumayag si mayor. As in, on the spot 'yon," she said.
"I think it shows maturity on my part and his part na we ended up friends," she added, referring to their personal history.
Bautista and Aquino were first rumored to be dating in March, which was confirmed by the TV host the following month. A week after her admission, however, the two reportedly stopped dating over the supposed disapproval of Bautista's children.
During Bautista's interview with Aquino on Monday, he discussed a recent incident wherein he slapped a suspected drug dealer.
''Hindi nananakit si Mayor... damdamin lang. Chos!'' Aquino said in jest. ''Pasensya ka na. At least, friends na tayo.''
Asked about her remark during the interview, a laughing Aquino answered: "Totoo naman, 'di ba? At least mas maganda na 'yon. Hindi siya nananakit, damdamin lang!"
"Huwag na tayo magpaka-fake lahat. Nangyari naman and all, and we're friends! So okay 'yun. Everyone can be friends," she added.
On whether she is dating someone new, Aquino said: "Wala. No. I think it will come... I don't think it will come!"
Aquino noted that she is juggling several projects at this time. Aside from "Aquino & Abunda Tonight," she is hosting "Kris TV" and "The Buzz." Filming for "Feng Shui (2014)," meanwhile, will start in the last week of August.
"Ngayon, hindi ko na alam kung paano hahatiin ang katawan ko sa dami ng in-oo-han kong gagawin," she said, adding that she also has her responsibilities as a mom.
"It's true, 'di ba, nangyayari na walang panahon para sa pag-ibig, pero puwedeng ma-inspire."