Herbert Bautista and Kris Aquino (Composite image)
MANILA – Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista on Tuesday revealed that he and Kris Aquino remain friends even if he has stopped wooing the TV host.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News’ Mario Dumaual, Bautista explained how he and Aquino managed to keep their friendship despite their short-lived romance.
“We started as friends so we are still friends. We try to keep in touch pero lately hindi masyado dahil busy pareho,” said Bautista.
The mayor said he is thankful that Aquino is still able to “accommodate” him as her friend “just like she is with Derek (Ramsay) and some of her friends like Vice Ganda.”
Setting aside his love life, the actor-turned-politician said his main priority at this moment are Quezon City and his children.
“[My priorities are] Quezon City and my kids. Mag-e-enroll na sila sa June. Kahapon kasama ko yung mga anak ko, pasyal pasyal naman kami,” he said.
It was in the April 7 episode of “Aquino & Abunda Tonight” where Aquino admitted that she is seeing Bautista.
However, Aquino surprised everyone when she debuted her new, short hairstyle during the April 21 episode of "Aquino & Abunda Tonight," hinting that the change was over a heartache.
Earlier that day, the "Sisterakas" star posted a message on Instagram by quoting French fashion designer Coco Chanel: "A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life."
In the same episode, Aquino was asked by co-host Boy Abunda if her hairstyle change meant she’s going through something. To which, Aquino answered, "Tapos na. [It's] time for a change."
Without mentioning anything specific, Abunda pressed Aquino to confirm whether it meant something is over, to which she replied: "Ayoko na ng heartache, 'yun lang."
Two days since Aquino cut her hair, a source close to Bautista told ABS-CBN News that the politician stopped pursuing the TV host supposedly over concern for his children who were hurt by the news of the blooming romance.
Bautista has two children with long-time partner Tates Gana. The city official has two other children from a previous relationship.