The mother of James Yap finally speaks up

Philippines
August 8, 2010 7:33am CST
Channel 7 dared to interview the mother of James Yap about the break-up. I gathered from the interview that she was always the last person to know about the marriage of her son to Kris. She also admitted that James sired a child out of wedlock and Kris knew about it. She appealed to Kris to talk about the break-up privately. Did you watch the interview? How did she come across to you? Do you think Kris will listen to her soon to be ex mother-in-law and shut up already? Share your thoughts here.
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@romzz05 (573)
• Philippines
8 Aug 10
I saw the interview, its obvious that she is not close to Kris which is a bit sad because i think for the marriage to work you really need to at least talk to the in laws in a regular basis. They know your spouse well and could probably ask a few pointers on how to deal with him/her. I agree that Kris should stop talking already because even though she did not divulge any details it seems that she's putting most if not all the blame to James Yap.
• Philippines
11 Aug 10
Yes, it is obvious that she is not close to her in-laws. It was also obvious that none of them exerted effort to get closer to each other. I think that the relationship was not well-handled probably because their personalities were so different. I found it eyebrow-raising that the mother just swept James womanizing ways under the rugs. It was like she was asking Kris to just accept it. That is just so archaic.
@libramie (563)
• Philippines
12 Aug 10
Very much obvious romz, much more she said that from the beginning she don't like Kris for her son for some reasons she cited. However, applying Filipino manners, who must be the first to move for a closer relationship? For me, its Kris aside of being a son's wife, she's a well-known figure compare to the mother who's a private and a shy-type person.
• Philippines
12 Aug 10
I was not aware we had that kind of custom. But I do agree with you that Kris should have made an extra effort to befriend her mother-in-law. The mother-in-law is a provincial lass and will always be shy especially with celebrities.
• Philippines
8 Aug 10
Kris is a public figure and the only thing that can make a break up good thing is to appeal it to the public. i doubt she would do it knowing she has lawyers in her arsenal. i don't like it though but that's life. there's no way she could go to a private conversation, i wouldn't believe it. i suggest for the both to move on. am sure James will find a better person, like him a private one.
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
9 Aug 10
Kris cant shut up even if her life depended on it.
• Philippines
10 Aug 10
@Letranknight: She does seem to have a martyr complex. She doesn't realize that it is her father who is the martyr and not her. She has this love affair with herself. Well, Kris will be Kris, and we can take comfort with the fact that despite what her publicist would want the Filipinos to believe, she is after all one of us, a mere mortal.
• Philippines
11 Aug 10
@ddaguno: Or her reputation. Remember the well-televised "Joey gave me STD"...
@ada8may21 (2419)
• Philippines
8 Aug 10
Finally speaks up the mother since Kris no longer have mother. I guess she would somehow have respect for her mother in law. I hope she will take into consideration about this.
@EdnaReyes (2628)
• Philippines
8 Aug 10
So what's new about Kris Aquino doing all the talking? James' mother is just one of her latest conduit to her latest media bruhaha!
• Philippines
8 Aug 10
i don't really know. i have high doubts about it.
• Philippines
9 Aug 10
@ada: Judging from the interview, the mother-in-law feels disrespected. She implied that she is not close to her daugher-in-law and learned only of the break-up in the television. Her answers had a lot of subtext and you can surmise that they had nothing in common. @Edna: That is true. She even talked about her STD in television, so why stop now? She makes money off it anyway.
• Philippines
9 Aug 10
Kasalanan ni James Yap bakit pa niya binuntis yung babae. Anu pa hahanapin niya kay Kris Aquino.
@gelay07 (589)
• Philippines
12 Aug 10
I beg to disagree. why in the first place did kris chose james yap to be her husband, shes probably after the looks of james, that's what she get for only looking the physical aspects of her husband.
• Philippines
12 Aug 10
@AnnaLorraine: mylot rules prohibit posting replies in a language other than English.
@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
9 Aug 10
I think the more we talk about their separation, the more they become popular and the more they earn money from us. Kris enjoys being talked about so she talks a lot of her private affairs. I think she can never keep everything to herself for by nature this woman is tactless and this woman is generous in sharing everything about herself and even about other people actually. Now I just got surprised that now even the mother of James Yap wants to become a celebrity. She talks on TV and she becomes an instant popular MIL.
@ybong007 (6659)
• Philippines
9 Aug 10
I salute all the mothers in this world. As for Kris and James, they can wash their dirty laundry for everyone to see. Good for the entertainment business. The couple just have to realize that they have kids. The couple could be used to being in public but i doubt if their kids are. I just hope that everything ends well for both of them.
• Philippines
12 Aug 10
Watching them wash their dirty laundry is an entertainment. You're right, the kids will be the one who will suffer especially Baby James. They love to say that they are doing this for Baby James, but they are actually hurting him in the process.
@letty15 (44)
• Canada
9 Aug 10
knowing kris, she always wanted to be the center of attention and loves talking even her private life. she always wanted that people talk about her. maybe in defense of james, his mother already talk about whats happening around wt her son and soon to be ex-daughter in law.
• Philippines
12 Aug 10
Yes, Kris loves the limelight. She will talk about anything under the sun as long as a camera is pointed at her.
@diogz22 (516)
• Philippines
8 Aug 10
I knew it, it was aired in channel 7. Is this one of the propaganda where one network tries to blackmail the talents of the other network. Knowing Kris, she will never speak the break-up privately. She will definitely use the media to voice out her concerns.
• Philippines
12 Aug 10
I think it was more of the case of a network deprived of access to one party and looks for another way into the story. Channel 7 cannot let a story go with people such as Kris involved. They want to be always in on it.
• Philippines
8 Aug 10
The moment the Kris-James wedding was out in the open some 4 years ago , I really said to myself that their marriage will never last. I think theirs was just made of their popularity and fame. As what have always known over the media that they always fight and i don't think they can resolve marital issues as what Kris usually claims after each broadcast ed fight. Well, they are the ones in the picture so it's really not our business to make it our issues. As for James mother...hmmm I guess she doesn't know much what she really needs to know with regards to the real thing about the marital life of his son. As for Kris talking.... well that's where she earns a living.. so who's stopping!!!
• Philippines
11 Aug 10
I had the same thought. I don’t think a man has been born that can stand Kris for years. Her tactlessness can be funny at first but after a while it can get tiring and uncomfortable to watch for the object of her ridicule. I don’t think she is capable of being quiet on anything. If she can tell millions of viewers who are still largely conservative that she contracted STD from a known Lothario, I am not surprised that she can talk about this.
@Metatronik (5909)
• Pasay, Philippines
8 Aug 10
Wait what do you mean by James sired a child out of wedlock? I just quite don't get it.
• Philippines
11 Aug 10
Iluvusabado is right. James had a child before he married Kris. I am just not sure if the girl got pregnant while he and Kris were together. But the mother said that Kris knew about it and that James is supporting the child.
• Saudi Arabia
8 Aug 10
For me my perception to this let James and Kris handle the problem because somehow this issues gathered by different channel will affect the situation of the couple. And for me mother in law is mother in law of course we can expect to have a feeling for her son but there always be a limitation.
• Philippines
11 Aug 10
In my personal opinion, Kris and James are both media savvy such that they use the media for their own ends. They both have agendas and the public are mere spectators. Kris could have stayed quiet right after the election, but she was the first to break her silence. Yes, it is rare for a mother-in-law to side with the daughter-in-law. I agree that James' mother should also recognize that James is part of the problem.
@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
8 Aug 10
Hi Advocate, the Kris-James split-up was inevitable. The two simply do not jibe. But the interview with James' mother must be James' last ditch effort to save the relationship. I sympathize with mothers for the pain that they feel when their children are in hot waters. But I don't think this will be a good recourse.
• Philippines
10 Aug 10
If you are right that the interview is James' last ditch effort to save the relationship, then kudos for him for putting his words into action. However, like you, I don't think it was wise to let her talk. It's one more thing that Kris will answer on the air because knowing her, she will feel vilified in the media. But at least James' camp can say that they did everything to save the relationship. It's all we can really ask from anyone.
@gelay07 (589)
• Philippines
12 Aug 10
I saw the interview last weekend. it was a mother who was hurt for the turn out of events in her son's life. kris would always make news even in small detail of her life. I guess, the problem is with kris because 2 men had already came to her life and yet not one stayed. didnt she realize the disgrace she gave to her family. her 2 sons uses their dad's name and not hers. The advocacy of their family would only be stained by her. I bet, she would be an item with mayor binay not for long. The moment she opens her mouth would only lead to more embarrassment in the family. She thinks she can get away it and assume people would sympathize with her. I dont believe her anymore and tired of her litany of her life. Can somebody please make her stop.
@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
11 Aug 10
Well the mother obviously knew very little about the real score between the two. I did not enjoy the interview because the mother could hardly speak Tagalog. She could have talked more if the interview was done in her dialect and just translated in Tagalog. At any rate, even with her one-liner answers, it is obvious she is speaking in defense of her son. But one thing is obvious she knows not much about the two. She admitted she is always the last to know and of course her son would not want her to get involve or to have problem so James would not even talk his marital problem to her mother. But I was just wondering why the mother could not accept that James has been unfaithful. She is even trying to justify and even hinting that James is popular so it is but natural if women get involved with her. I can't buy this justification. I am not for Kris but in the spirit of justice and fair-play, it is obvious that James has been playing around and Kris could not take this so their relationship turned sour and sour. Remember the sensational Hope Centeno and then after some few months, another woman named Mayen (am I right?) got involved with James and these are just two there are so many more which are just written as blind items so Kris could not take that despite the fact the James is married to her, he still keeps of getting involved with other women. I believe Kris that all through her marriage with James she remained faithful. But I hated Kris when she even revealed about her feelings with Jhun Binay. Her tactlessness is not cute at all.
@genevy04 (793)
• Philippines
10 Aug 10
Hi Advocate, I also watched it at Showbiz Central last sunday. And yes it is very obvious that Kris isn't really close with her mother-in-law, and other than that I think she (Kris) doesn't even recognize her as her in-law. If it is true that Kris knows that James had a child before they wed, then what is actually the cause of their separation? I am really not a fan of the couple,nor an avid follower of their issue. i just happened to watch it on that day, and I just felt to James' mother that Kris and her aren't really close. Why? Because of their status? And I don't think Kris will listen to her..But who knows, if she will or not. We don't know her that well. It is just for my opinion..
• Philippines
10 Aug 10
For me, Kris lacks attention. Have you noticed? Everytime there are big/great issues or events that are really talked about, she makes issues or scandals. Yes she came from a wealthy family and she indeed had had good education but that doesn't guarantee that she will have good ethics. I pity James for having been used by Kris's whatever plot. I understand how hard it must've been for James's mother that's why she spoke up.
• Philippines
9 Aug 10
i feel sad for his mother. Why do James doing it to her? Moreover, I do not know everything about the interview. What I will say is that, it is vague that Kris will open up to her, or if she have a respect to James Yap's mother, then she will come to her and explain or share what happen, but I believe it is vague to happen.
@jamed28 (1910)
• Philippines
9 Aug 10
Mother is mother, she is just protecting her love ones. It is just sad to know that they are breaking up, and to add insult to injury is that they are celebrity so what do you expect? Media will be proving up to the deepest part of it. I just hope that media or press should leave them alone. They are not helping, instead they are even adding pain to injury. LEAVE THE PEOPLE ALONE!!! What if this things happen to you!?
• Philippines
9 Aug 10
As I've proposed before, it seems that the plea Kris gave for "privacy" before the Inauguration of her brother is NOT the primary motivation of many, perhaps to include Kris herself. IMHO, Eric
• Philippines
9 Aug 10
Kris only wants more showbizz to be done.