KRIS WON'T ASK JAMES FOR PATERNAL SUPPORT, MAY VISIT SON ANYTIME
MANILA, FEBRUARY 6, 2012 (ABS-CBN) Queen of All Media Kris Aquino revealed that she has waived all her rights for paternal support from her former husband, professional basketball player James Yap.
This comes after their five-year-marriage was annulled by the court.
“Sinabi ko na kumikita ako and it will be voluntary on James’ part if he would want to share. Pero hindi ko siya inoobliga,” she said in an exclusive interview with “The Buzz” aired on Sunday.
Aquino, however, disclosed that Yap may visit their son Bimby anytime he wants to.
“He’s below 7 years old. Any time na a child is 7 and below, custody is with the mom. But it doesn’t mean na hindi siya puwedeng dalawin ni James because I am very lenient. Kung kailan kaya ng schedule ni James, he comes to the house. Bimby goes to see him. They go to Timezone, they go to kung saan-saan. Wala sa akin iyon,” she said.
Aquino earlier reveled that Bimby will still carry the family name Yap.
She, however, said that she will eventually need to “adopt” Bimby since he is an illegitimate child based on the grounds of their marriage.
“James signed the birth certificate so Bimby is a Yap but there are legal rights that I must take to protect both Josh and Bimby. Ang next step kasi dito, I need to adopt my children. That is very complicated and mawiweirdan ang mga tao... I need to adopt them para there is no question of inheritance later on,” she said.
Aquino also confirmed the report that she and Yap had a separation of properties even before their annulment.
“Yes, we did Boy, that’s the truth. You’re advised to do that by your lawyers and you’re advised to do that by the judge. It happened almost a year ago. Pinirmahan yon around the time of my birthday and James’ birthday last year,” she said.
According to Aquino, both of them got what was fair.
“I just want to say na kung nilaban namin to the end, actually there would not be any conjugal properties because there was no marriage to begin with. Pero ang pwede ko ipagmalaki sa lahat, hindi ako greedy na tao. I would like to give credit to James also kahit maraming nanunulsol sa kanya, he also was not greedy. I think it was fair,” she said.
Aquino said her marriage to Yap got annuled because of "lack of authority of the solemnizing officer."
Kris: Yes, marriage to James annulled ABS-CBNnews.com Posted at 02/03/2012 12:00 AM | Updated as of 02/03/2012 10:41 AM
MANILA, Philippines - Queen of All Media Kris Aquino's marriage to star cager James Yap is finally over.
In her official Twitter account on Friday, hours after her story conference for her newest television series "Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw" on Thursday evening, Aquino publicly announced that her marriage with Yap, father of her youngest son James Yap Jr. or Bimby, has been annulled by the court.
She said that she will be going to Hong Kong Disneyland with her sons Bimby and Joshua to celebrate her birthday. Her birthday is on February 14.
Aquino stressed that she can only wish happiness and the best things for her former hubby.
"Going to HK Disney w/ josh & bimby. Need this weekend to just be the 5 of us (me, my 2 sons & yaya A & Gerbel). Yes I'm annulled & can only wish for james & me lasting happiness & genuine friendship for Bimby's sake," Aquino tweeted.
It was August 9, 2010 when Aquino filed the petition before the Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) to nullify her marriage to Yap.
In an amended petition filed with the Makati RTC on September 2010, Aquino cited mutual "psychological incapacity" as ground for the court to annul her marriage to Yap.
Aquino's lawyers said the 2 should no longer continue their relationship as husband and wife because of their mental state.
The petition said both Aquino and Yap had “personality disorders” ever since they were young.
On June 27, 2010, Aquino admitted that her 5-year-marriage to James was finally over.
She said it was not a "spur of the moment" decision." For the sake of their only child Baby James, Aquino refused to reveal the reason for their separation.
Aquino, who is 11 years older than Yap, married the professional basketball player on July 10, 2005.
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