News started circulating about the big breakup when Kris failed to attend an outreach program in Cebu City last June 22, Tuesday, because the couple were experiencing problems.
"I just want to say na whatever decision I have come to, it's not a spur of the moment decision,” Kris said. “James and I both tried to really make this work. On my part, what I'm comfortable saying is, with finality I can say, ako sumuko na,"
When asked to give details behind her decision, Kris refused to give details and stated that the only person who has a right to ask her for an explanation is her two-year-old son, Baby James. " He deserves to hear it only from me and only from James. Because in any separation, there are two sides to the story. And we owe it to him, James will owe it to him, that I will owe it to him to explain to him," Kris explained.
Kris shared that it wasn’t just the upcoming inauguration of brother Noynoy Aquino which made her keep silent about the issue, but about whether Baby James would be able to accept her explanation at this time.
“My decision to keep quiet is because I asked myself 'Kapag in-explain ko kay Baby James, number one, mauunawaan ba niya ako? Number 2, rerespetuhin pa ba niya ako?At number 3, mamahalin pa ba niya ako?'At nasagot ko naman kagabi na 'yes.' I know my son will understand me, will respect me and still love me. And I feel that he will love me more, respect me more, and value me more if I keep quiet today.”
Kris also shared that she and James will be fixing the legal arrangements soon and that she is doing all of this for Baby James.
Watch the YouTube clip below for her statement on The Buzz on June 27, 2010:
Click here for a look back on Kris Aquino and James Yap’s rocky marriage: