Kris Aquino said ‘Yes’ to Mayor Bautista’s ‘romanceless’ marriage proposal
MANILA, Philippines– “He made me believe, he made me believe we had a chance.”
Quoting a famous line from a Sharon Cuneta movie, actress Kris Aquino on Tuesday revealed that her brief relationship with Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista almost ended up in marriage.
In a post on her blog titled “The State of My Heart,” Aquino described how after a few months of being in a relationship, a “tired” Bautista popped “the least romantic proposal a woman has ever received.”
“This is the first time I’ll publicly acknowledge this, because I can now recall with absolutely no bitterness or regrets; on the first Friday of April nearly a year ago during merienda, he said he was tired, he didn’t want to play games, he was tired of chasing and of running away, and he wanted to feel secure with someone he could grow old with. He said, walang romance, walang lokohan, walang bolahan. Okay na raw ba ko to marry him kasi nga PAGOD na sya?” Aquino said.
To which the “Queen of All Media” accepted, saying that she wanted to grow old with him.
“I remember laughing and saying that was probably the least romantic proposal any woman has ever received, but because we were so similar in our weirdness, I was in agreement; I wanted to grow old with him because I knew we’d never be bored conversing, and maybe this was where God led 2 individuals who deserved a chance at life long companionship with maturity, and full acceptance of equally colorful pasts,” she said.
The presidential sister divulged in length her roller coaster love affair with Bautista: how he asked for her number, how he visited her every morning to give her coffee, and how they planned of living together.
But the budding romance was nipped as he broke up with Aquino through phone a day after she revealed on April 7, 2014 on her late night show ” Aquino and Abunda Tonight” (A&A) that they are “partners.”
“I made the mistake of speaking about him the following night on A&A. The next day, over the phone he broke up with me, right before Bimb’s 7th birthday party,” the actress revealed.
Months after the break up, she said they became friends, but Aquino nursed her broken heart by traveling to New York City, Japan, Boracay, Thailand, and Hong Kong and avoiding places and things which could remind her of her lost love.
Aquino said that she was proud of “surviving” the break up, adding that her son Bimby taught her a wisdom about love that she avoided.
“He called 4 times that Sunday, the day after my birthday, and I just didn’t pick up. Bimb saw his name flashing on my phone, and he told me: “Mama, go ahead talk to him because when you talk to him, you get happy. But remember after, you get so sad and I hate seeing you cry. And BOOM, that was my wake up call, my long avoided wisdom coming from the innocence of my 7 year old,” she said.
The actress shared that her failed romance with the mayor was a blessing.
“But then, maybe Mom raised me to stand alone, and own my strength. And maybe the rejection I went through is a blessing, because I needed to feel the hurt, in order to learn to be less selfish and more compassionate, to empathize more readily with those suffering from all kinds of pain,” Aquino added.
She posted a screen grab of the post on her Instagram account, garnering 9,125 likes as of posting time. AJH
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