MANILA, Philippines – Host-actress Kris Aquino would have wanted her mother, the late former President Corazon Aquino, to see her youngest son now that he is already five years old.
In an interview with Philippine Star entertainment editor Ricky Lo that was published on Sunday, Aquino said what makes her sad is that her mother died when James “Bimby” Yap Jr. was only two years old.
“She would have really, really enjoyed seeing him now at five na ganito kadaldal …and parang I’m sad that my mom didn’t live to see the day na Josh would be able to lose 90 pounds and be able to run at 10-kilometer,” Aquino said, adding that Bimby once asked her to tell him more about his grandparents.
‘When I show my sons pictures of who their lolo was, nasa-sad ako na ‘yun, na they did not experience growing up with grandparents. ‘Yun yung parang that’s the only thing that I feel my sons really missed out on,” Aquino added.
The “Sisterakas” star said her two sons are the most important people in her life right now, adding that although they have a six-bedroom house, they sleep together in just one room.
She also said she is happiest when she is with them, such as when they travel together.
“Kasi there are times when you travel na I allow the yayas to parang have a night-off, ‘yung parang maka-relax naman sila, so talagang it’s just really the three of us. So, nag-e-enjoy kami talaga na ano, eating out together tapos kami ni Josh papaliguan namin si Bimb, tapos ibibilin kay Josh na bihisan niya ‘yung brother niya habang naliligo ako and then kami together. ‘Yung parang ewan ko, happy na talaga kami na just the three of us. So ‘yun, we enjoyed that. We enjoyed our moments talaga na abroad. We enjoy actually kahit anong gawin namin na together kami, maligaya na kami,” she said.
Aquino even said this is probably the happiest time in her life.
“I like myself now (Laughs). No, I mean I like who I become, I like everything that, uhm, I’ve molded myself to be and ‘yung I’ve learned how to prioritize and I think what I like most is I feel like I’m so much more mature and ‘yun, I’m just really positive. Happy lang talaga ako sa buhay ko siguro this is the happiest I’ve been talaga because ‘yung uncomplicated joy ang nafi-feel namin in my small family unit na kaming tatlo na parang ‘yung ano it’s really true that you don’t need to be in a relationship to feel complete because I really feel fulfilled, complete and content,” she told Lo.