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Contract prohibits Kris from marrying a politician

Posted at | Updated as of 09/05/12 8:46 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Actress-host Kris Aquino is legally prohibited from marrying a government official, putting an end to rumors linking her to Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay and Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero.

On Monday's episode of "Kris TV," Aquino explained the provision in one of her contracts
when asked by Escudero on whether she has plans to run in the upcoming 2013 elections.

“You’re not allowed to marry a politician ah, doon sa kontratang pinirmahan ko. It’s there,” Aquino told Escudero, who is a guest co-host of “Kris TV,” during the show’s Monday episode.

“Kasi kung ang asawa mo pulitiko, ‘yung binabayad sa’yo nung kumpanya, conjugal eh, shared ninyo, nung asawa mo na politician. So in effect, parang nase-swelduhan din nila ‘yung pulitiko,” she explained.

In 2010, the Kapamilya host announced her separation from ex-husband James Yap, a professional basketball player. In February 2012, their marriage was annulled.

Aside from marrying a politician, Aquino said she is also prohibited from running for office in the upcoming 2013 elections, as stated in another contract.

“I just renewed two contracts na pumirma talaga ako ng warrant. With multinationals kasi, they’re very strict right now, na I’m not running in 2013,” she said, not specifying which of her contracts prohibit her from getting involved in politics.

Dubbed the "Queen of All Media," Aquino is considered one of the most sought-after celebrity endorsers in the country.

According to the 2011 list of top celebrity endorsers of entertainment magazine YES!, the presidential sister, at the time, was a contract endorser of at least 20 brands and commercial products.