Kris Aquino and Makati Mayor Jejomar "Junjun" Binay Jr. File Photo.
MANILA – Makati Mayor Jejomar "Junjun" Binay Jr. cleared speculations about his relationship with host-actress Kris Aquino, whose family is known to have close ties with the Binays.
Speaking on ANC’s “Headstart” on Monday, Binay was asked if he and Aquino dated in the past.
“No, we are friends,” he answered firmly, as he shared an anecdote to illustrate the close ties between the two political families.
“Kasi namatay 'yung wife ko August 11. Fifth death anniversary nung wife ko nung August 11. That was like 10 days apart after her mom died. In the same hospital. We were there sa Makati Med. Magkakasama na kami. May sakit 'yung wife ko, and then si Tita Cory, she was not doing well that time,” he said.
Binay also revealed that he was the one tapped by the Aquinos to take the body of the late former President out of the hospital, which was never reported in the media.
“I was tasked to do something for the family. I took her out eh, si Tita Cory without anyone noticing that she was out of the building. There’s no video clip showing the President going out of the building when she died. When the President announced that his mom died, that was practically the same time that we left Makati Med,” he said.
“I’m just telling you this because of the closeness of both families. Hindi naman ie-entrust sa akin na ilabas si Tita Cory kung hindi rin naman nagtitiwala sa amin 'yung pamilya. Again, magkasama kami [nila Kris] sa Makati Med,” he added.
Binay lost his wife, Kennely, in 2009, after giving birth to their youngest daughter.
The TV host, who is the youngest sister of President Aquino, earlier denied that she was dating the Vice President's son even after they were spotted watching a concert in Manila last 2011.
Aquino later said Binay was dating somebody else.