During a live interview by Ted Failon on TV Patrol, Kris said she will quit showbiz to be a full-time mom to her son James “Bimby” Yap Jr., better known by the public as “Baby James.” The announcement came a day after the controversy with her former husband James Yap exploded.
“I’m giving up my shows. Hindi ko sinasabi ‘yan just so that I can say na I’m the one making the bigger sacrifice. Tinatalikuran ko ang mundo na kinilala ko na bumuhay sa akin dahil higit doon sa karera ko, mas mahal ko ang anak ko,” she said.
The announcement came as a shock to the televiewers and to the showbiz industry because Kris did not inform a single soul, not even her siblings, her lawyer or ABS-CBN management, regarding her sudden decision.
Here’s the rest of Kris’ emotional announcement on TV Patrol:
“Paglaki ng anak ko, gusto ko malaman niya na ibinigay ko ang lahat. Dahil noong nabubuhay ang mommy namin, binigay niya ang lahat para sa amin. So ibinibigay ko ang lahat para sa anak ko. It’s not between James (Yap) and me and who is telling the truth. It’s about how much I love my son. Tama naman ang sinabi ng mga tao na kawawa na si Bimby so kailangan gawin ko ito para sa kanya.”
“It was a decision I made on the way here because my heart was breaking seeing how much my son was suffering. Hindi ginusto ni Bimby na maging ganito ang sitwasyon ng buhay niya pero at five years old, I owe him a future.”
“My sisters don’t know that this is what I was going to say. My lawyer doesn’t know that this is what I was going to say. Hihingi na ako ng paumanhin sa mga bosses natin. I asked myself on my way here because ilang beses ko nakausap si Bimb, ilang beses ko siyang tinanong dahil alam ko na malalaman niya itong pagsasalitang ito. Tinanong ko siya, ‘Bimb, is it okay if mama will talk?’”
“It broke my heart because ang sinabi ng anak ko, ‘Mama just say it’s Bimb.’ Sinabi ng anak ko na siya na lang daw. Ganun kalaki ang pagmamahal niya para sa akin so I asked myself, paglaki ko ba siyang harapin at sabihin na lahat kinaya kong isakripisyo para sa kanya?”
“I’m stating this now categorically, I have to make a sacrifice. They don’t deserve this, my family doesn’t deserve this suffering. I don’t want to be selfish for the rest of my life. Humihingi ako ng paumanhin lalong-lalo na sa lahat ng katrabaho ko na nandito ngayon pero sana maunawaan ninyo ako, I have to do what’s best for my son and that means sacrificing this career, sacrificing this job.”
Meanwhile, James Yap will file a hold-departure order on his son Bimby at the Makati RTC tomorrow morning, March 22, to prevent Kris from taking his son outside the country.