MANILA, Philippines - Kris Aquino welcomed the news that estranged husband James Yap allegedly dated actress Isabel Oli, saying it will speed up their annulment process. "I praise God and I thank God. Okay? For that [fact that James is dating Isabel Oli]," she said in an interview held on the set of "Dalaw," Star Cinema's entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival-Philippines (MMFF-P). She rationalized on "TV Patrol" why she is grateful over the development. "Kasi the quicker he moves on, and the faster na meron siyang magustuhan talaga, hindi na niya pahihirapan yung annulment." Although Yap and Oli admit to being friends and to having met at a mall recently, they denied it was a date. "Kaibigan ko lang yon. Nagkasalubong lang kami sa isang mall, hi, hello. May kasama naman siya so impossibleng [we dated]. Kasama ko ang mga pinsan ko, galing Canada. Sinamahan ko sila," Yap said in a separate interview. He stressed that he was shocked by the reported romantic angle between him and the actress. "Ang sasabihin ko lang, kung mayroon na ako, sasabihin ko sa buong mundo." But Kris believes the meeting was a date. She believes Yap just denied the budding romance because of the annulments case. "Siyempre ide-deny niya! Katabi niya yung lawyer (Atty. Lorna Kapunan) niya," Kris remarked. Aquino praised Yap's alleged new girl. "She's really very pretty," said Kris of Oli, whom she's seen on TV commercials. Only good words for Shalani Kris Aquino also commented on the break-up of brother, President Noynoy Aquino to Valenzuela Councilor Shalani Soledad. In a seeming case of parallelism, the Chief Executive was also rumored to have been dating other women of late. The names of TV5 reporter and former child actress Patricia Ann Roque, the President's stylist Liz Uy, and a "Barbie" have come up as PNoy's new romance. But like Yap, the President denied the reports. Kris begged off from elaborating on her brother's love life, saying, "Napagsabihan ako talaga na, 'May I remind you, ikaw ang bunso. So when it comes to my romantic life, hindi ikaw ang dapat nagbibigay ng advice."' Then again, she thinks there's nothing wrong if the President dates other women after the break-up. "He's single, diba? So he's allowed to date," she pointed out. Kris reserved only the kindest of words for her brother's ex-girlfriend. "Kung anuman ang pupuntahan nilang dalawa, naging mabait naman si Shalani sa aming lahat, so I also wish her happiness." Recently, Soledad met her father whom she never got the chance to know until then. In a "Juicy" TV report, host Cristy Fermin said Soledad was quoted to have said, "Nawasak man ang puso ko [with the split with Noynoy], nabuo naman ang pagkatao ko."
Reposted From Manila Bulletin