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KRIS WAS THE FIRST TO KNOW ABOUT JAMES'S NEW GIRL
MANILA, FEBRUARY 25, 2013 (PHILSTAR) It turned out that the whole world (well, this part of the world at least!) was the last to know about James Yap’s new girlfriend who is the beautiful daughter of an Italian banker based in Manila.
James’ ex-wife Kris Aquino (the un-couple is pictured) was the first to know.
Reacting to Funfare’s “breaking news” yesterday, Kris texted this rejoinder: The Italian GF stays in the same condo in Makati as my close cousins-in-law. U see, I can keep quiet. More than six months ago pa naming alam ‘yan. But dedma and care bears. Hehehe!
She denied having a “secret” boyfriend.
In the same text message, Kris confessed: No boyfriend, no dating, no inclination to be in a relationship. My life is devoted to Josh & Bimb, my sisters and brother, and my work.”
According to those close to James, the reinvigorated Lover Boy will reveal his girlfriend’s identity “in due time.”
Secretive James keeps teammates guessing on new girl in his life By Snow Badua February 11, 2013, 12:10 pm
[“Very silent siya, kasi mas gusto niya pag-usapan siya as a basketball player dahil 'yun naman talaga siya eh," says Reena del Mundo, San Mig Coffee marketing head, of James Yap. Jerome Ascano]
SAN Mig superstar James Yap remained tight-lipped on the new girl in his life, but hinted that he may soon let the cat out of the bag.
“Relax ka lang, darating din tayo d’yan," chuckled Yap when Spin.ph caught up with him during the charity garage sale he held on Saturday at the Fabulous Autoshop along Granada Street in Quezon City.
Yap, 30, had earlier revealed to Spin.ph that he is "getting there" as far as having another relationship is concerned, over a year after the collapse of his marriage to actress and TV personality Kris Aquino.
There had been rumors that the soft-spoken native of Escalante, Negros Occidental is now dating an Italian-Australian stunner - talk Yap declined to confirm or deny.
Asked if the same lady was the reason he took a vacation in Milan, Italy last month during the post-Philippine Cup break (For photos of Yap during the vacation, click here: James recharges batteries), he laughed: “Ikaw na ang showbiz reporter."
He added: "Pero seriously, makikilala niyo rin siya."
So secretive is Yap about the girl that even his closest friends at San Mig Coffee have yet to meet her.
“Napakalihim niyan pagdating sa private life niya," said teammate Jerwin Gaco, who disclosed that among the Mixers it was only Marc Pingris who has seen the 'mysery girl' so far, albeit by accident.
“Aksidente pa ata 'yun noong nakita ni Marc … kasubuan na," said Gaco laughing.
Yap's marriage to Aquino was annulled last December. The relationship lasted five years and was marked by very public spats and controversy.
“Before and after that, talagang reserved si James pagdating sa mga relationships at private life niya," said Reena del Mundo, San Mig Coffee marketing head.
“Very silent siya, kasi mas gusto niya pag-usapan siya as a basketball player dahil 'yun naman talaga siya eh," added del Mundo. “If you notice, never siya nag comment about Kris and his personal relationships."
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