MANILA, Philippines – Kris Aquino recently opened up about her “complicated relationship” with her older brother, former president Noynoy Aquino, admitting that they had a 3-month rift while thanking him for being there for her older son Josh.
“My brother and I have had a complicated relationship, siguro po kasi only son & middle child sya, bunso ako (maybe because he’s the only son and middle child, while I’m the youngest),” Kris said in a Wednesday, July 18 Instagram post.
“3 months po kaming hindi okay. Kasalanan ko po yun... Naipit yung 2 boys ko- alam nilang di okay kaya pinili na wag dumalaw at wag iwan si mama (We weren’t okay for 3 months. It was my fault, my two boys got caught in between. They knew we were not okay so they chose not to see him and not leave their mom),” she added, saying that Josh suffered from this the most because Noynoy is always there during hospital visits.
i chose to live my life openly- kaya nga maraming pwedeng humusga, pero na bless kasi marami rin ang nagmamahal... with true HUMILITY i will share our story & hope that some of you will learn from our journey. my brother & i have had a complicated relationship, siguro po kasi only son & middle child sya, bunso ako. Siguro rin kasi aminadong opposites talaga kami- tahimik sya, pribado, iniisip mabuti ang bawat galaw. Alam nyo na kung ano ako. Dahil #satruelang, 3 months po kaming hindi okay. Kasalanan ko po yun... Naipit yung 2 boys ko- alam nilang di okay kaya pinili na wag dumalaw at wag iwan si mama... Ang pinaka nag suffer si kuya josh. Sa bawat pag ospital- si tito Noy was always there. Kinapalan ko po ang mukha ko today- nag text ako. Umamin na alam kong na hurt ko sya pero nakiusap- KAILANGAN sya ni kuya josh. My son needed him- the ONLY constant male figure in his life. From afar, i took this picture. Sharing w/ you because ito kami- PAMILYA na kagaya nyong lahat. Kayang isantabi lahat ng tampuhan dahil hindi mag iiwanan- gagawin ang lahat sa oras ng pangangailangan- dahil may isang “special” na batang inosente na kukuha ng lakas sa pagmamahal ng tito Noy at mama nya. My brother is not active on social media, pero uulitin ko dito yung nasabi ko sa kanya- THANK YOU for LOVING JOSH ENOUGH to be here when he really needed you. This is for all of you to get to know the real man, the true NOY AQUINO who is so deserving of RESPECT & ADMIRATION, galing po sa hindi perpekto pero totoong bunsong kapatid, na si kris aquino. (thank you Mom, from heaven i know you made this possible.) A post shared by kris aquino (@krisaquino) on Jul 18, 2018 at 6:48am PDT
“Kinapalan ko po ang mukha ko today - nag text ako. Umamin na alam kong na hurt ko siya pero nakiusap – KAILANGAN siya ni kuya josh (I lowered my pride today and texted him. I admitted that I hurt him but I asked him because Kuya Josh needs him),” she shared. “My son needed him – the ONLY constant male figure in his life.”
She ended by expressing her gratitude for her brother.
“THANK YOU for LOVING JOSH ENOUGH to be here when he really needed you,” Kris wrote, addressing Noynoy. “This is for all of you to get to know the real man, the true NOY AQUINO who is so deserving of RESPECT & ADMIRATION.”
“Thank you Mom, from heaven I know you made this possible,” she added.
Kris has generally been a vocal supporter of her brother throughout his presidency and after, though the outspoken host is sometimes at odds with his political allies.