Kris Aquino on Herbert Bautista: ‘True love graciously lets go’
MANILA, Philippines – After trying to keep mum on the issue, actress and TV host Kris Aquino has opened up about her failed relationship with Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista.
Speaking during The Buzz on Sunday, June 29, Kris said she tried to keep quiet but lost self-control during an episode of Aquino and Abunda Tonight, where she dropped hints about her true feelings.
"I did keep quiet for one very human reason. I got hurt for that very same reason because I truly loved him,” she said.
"In a perfect world, the love you give the person you love will be the same type of love that he will give you. At magiging tama ang timing niyong dalawa na lahat ng mga mahal niyo, lahat ng mga taong mahalaga at may responsibilidad kayo sa kanila, handa na rin silang intindihin kayo.”
(The perfect timing will become for both of you when all those you love, the people that are important to you and have responsibilities with them are ready to understand you.)
Kris also said that her son Bimby was in favor of Herbert and that he and brother Joshua were willing to share her again with the man who would make her happy.
"Maybe when you fall in love and the man asks you to spend the rest of your life with him dahil hindi na kayo bata and marami na kayong napagdaanan sa kanya-kanyang buhay, nandoon kayo sa point na you feel you’re best friends and effortless to talk about work, to laugh together, to feel normal kapag magkausap kayo,” she said.
(Because both of you are not kids anymore and that you’ve been through a lot a lot in your lives, you are at that point that you feel that you’re friends and effortless to talk about work, to laugh together, to feel normal when you talk with each other.)
She also said that when Herbert broke up with her, she tried to understand from his point of view, adding that he even visited Bimby to talk with him.
She admitted that she was hurt by what Herbert said in a June 6 Bandila interview, but said that he came at the time when she needed to learn humility and that she would be forever grateful to him.
In the interview, Herbert was asked if he and Kris were getting back together and if he would get back together with her, and he said no.
On Saturday, June 28, The Philippine Star’s Ricky Lo wrote that Herbert has already apologized to Kris, with the latter confirming that she got a card.
Keeping positive, Kris said in The Buzz, "I don’t want to make a mistake sa sasabihin ko kasi simple lang ang mensahe ko. True love graciously lets go,” she said.
(I don't want to make a mistake with what I'm going to say – my message is simple. True love graciously lets go.)
She also said that she wishes Bautista well and that she learned everything that she needed to learn from him.
“All my life I was selfish. But in you, I proved to myself, capable pala ako magmahal unconditionally. Kahit hindi nga maganda ang naging ending natin, ito yung first time na nakapagsalita ako na hindi ako umiiyak, hindi ako galit. Grateful lang ako na dumating ka sa buhay ko. Someday, sana maging magkaibigan pa rin tayo,” she said.
(I proved to myself, I’m capable of loving unconditionally. Even if we did not have a happy ending, this is the first time that I can talk without crying, that I am not angry. I am grateful that you came into my life. Someday, I hope someday we can still be friends.)
Last April, Kris confirmed that she was dating Herbert, after he sought permission from her family. However weeks after the announcement, reports surfaced that Herbert cut the relationship unexpectedly. Kris posted on Instagram, saying that they were not a couple, but were the “best of friends.” –Rappler.com