James Yap Wishes To Be In Good Terms With Kris AquinoJames Yap is excited to spend time with his son, Bimby, and former stepson, Josh, this coming February 15, his birthday. His ex-wife, Kris Aquino, allowed her sons to celebrate with James this Saturday.
But although James is excited, he said he might feel awkward around Bimby because he hasn't seen him in a while. "Siyempre, hindi maiiwasan yung ilangan. Kahit anak mo ‘yon, pero matagal mong hindi nakakasama, may ilangan talaga."
Asked what he plans for Bimby's visit, James said he cannot think for now because he's just too excited to see his son again. This is, he thinks, the first time he will spend his birthday with Bimby after separating from Kris.
James doesn't plan to introduce Bimby to his Italian girlfriend, Michela Cazzola. Since this is the first time he will see Bimby in a long time, the basketball star said he wants to prioritize their time together.
"Mahirap yung may mga ano… Alam mo ‘yon, baka ma-distract pa yung bata, so kaming tatlo muna."
James is also excited to see his former stepson, Josh. Every time Josh sees him, he tells his ex-stepfather if they can drive together. James said he will surely be surprised by how fit Josh is now.
"Nakasama ko rin ng ilang taon ‘yon. Parang lumaki rin sa akin ‘yon ng ilang taon. Talagang excited ako."
Because Kris finally allowed Bimby to see his father, James said he is also hoping this will be the start of a better relationship with his ex-wife. It is best for everyone if they can have a good relationship because they have a son together.
If they don't have a child, then James said it doesn't matter how bitter they are to each other.
"Sana magkabati. Kung hindi man ngayon, baka in the future." He is worried that Bimby will not understand the kind of relationship his parents have. James said it is embarrassing to Bimby if they cannot get their act together.
"Sana maging okay na lahat kasi mahirap din yung pinagdaanan namin. Sobrang mahirap, so sana ito na ‘yon."
The civil wedding of Kris and James were declared "null and void" in February 2013 after being together for eight years. Although both of them agreed on James' visitation rights to Bimby, the permanent protection order (PPO) filed by Kris against the basketball player prevented him from coming near his own son.
Before James spends his birthday on February 15, Kris will first spend hers on February 14. Asked for a birthday message for his ex-wife, James told Kris to just enjoy her life.
He was asked for comment regarding Kris' alleged suitor, but he declined to give a statement.