James Yap reacts to reports on marital woes

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 23 2010 08:48 PM | Updated as of Jun 24 2010 04:48 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Professional basketball player James Yap has spoken about the reported serious rift between him and wife Kris Aquino.

“Sa totoo lang, pag dating sa personal na buhay ko, hindi ako nagsasalita. Kapag mga ganoon, akin na lang,” Yap told ABS-CBN News.

During the awarding ceremonies of People Asia’s “Men Who Matter” on Tuesday, the star player of B-Meg Derby Ace (formerly Purefoods) was surprised when told that Boy Abunda had confirmed their marital woes.

Yap said he was not aware of Abunda's disclosure because he had been practicing the whole day on Tuesday.

“Wala akong alam dahil nag-practice ako kaninang [Tuesday] morning kasi may game ako,” he said.

On Tuesday, Abunda confirmed that the high-profile couple was going through a tough time again, and that their latest marital problem could be the most serious incident.

It was on June 16 when Kris first admitted through her Twitter page that she and Yap had a “big misunderstanding.”

Stress and long hours spent during the campaign period took a toll on their relationship, said Kris, the lead star of ABS-CBN primetime soap opera “Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo."

Six days after her tweet, which spawned numerous speculations, the couple had not yet solved their marital problems.

On “SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon,” Abunda also confirmed that Aquino, his close friend, moved out of their home.

Like Aquino, Yap said his priority right now is their children, Josh and Baby James.

Meanwhile, Yap’s parents also reacted to the latest controversy. They said it was only normal for husband and wife to occasionally quarrel. -Report from Gretchen Fullido, ABS-CBN News