Kris Aquino, James Yap attend son Bimby's First Communion

MANILA, Philippines – Kris Aquino and ex-husband James Yap attended their son Bimby's First Communion with actor and TV host Vice Ganda. This, after Kris recently posted on Instagram that James was not spending enough time with Bimby.

"For the LOVE of Bimb. Thank you James & thank you @praybeytbenjamin," Kris captioned in a new post showing Kris, James, and Vice at the occasion.

For the LOVE of Bimb. Thank you James & thank you @praybeytbenjamin A photo posted by Kris Aquino (@withlovekrisaquino) on Nov 25, 2015 at 6:09pm PST

 

Kris also posted on Instagram a screenshot of her conversation with James, recalling a previous misunderstanding on the issue. 

"The TRUE STORY: nagkausap kami ni James, (James and I have talked) and I showed him my phone with no reply, and he showed me his where he replied- October 31 after I sent my second text. It could be that I am using an iPhone and his was Samsung. I was using iMessage, my roaming was on but I turned off data roaming on that phone and relied on wifi. I checked my messages in settings & SEND AS SMS was ON. The text invitation was sent Oct 31 while we were in Hawaii... It is hard to be an ex couple, but for the love of a child, we just have to set aside differences and work on mutual respect. patience & effort lang talaga," she said.

The TRUE STORY: nagkausap kami ni James, and I showed him my phone w/ no reply, and he showed me his where he replied- October 31 after I sent my 2nd text. It could be that I am using an iPhone & his was Samsung. I was using iMessage, my roaming was on but I turned off data roaming on that phone and relied on wifi. I checked my messages in settings & SEND AS SMS was ON. The text invitation was sent Oct 31 while we were in Hawaii... It is hard to be an ex couple, but for the love of a child, we just have to set aside differences & work on mutual respect. Patience & Effort lang talaga. A photo posted by Kris Aquino (@withlovekrisaquino) on Nov 25, 2015 at 9:11pm PST

 

Kris had earlier said in a previous Instagram post that she was disappointed James was not spending time enough with their son. The misunderstanding above referred to an earlier anecdote she shared about communicating with James about this event.

She said that during their vacation in Hawaii, Kris already mentioned the occasion to James via text, but got no immediate response. 

"Tuesday was the rehearsal and first Confession, Bimb's actual 1st Communion is on Thursday, November 26. (I prayed a lot today, weighing sharing the whole truth vs. keeping quiet but fearing that Bimb and I will again be put in a bad light. I'm choosing to share just the simple facts but not posting screen grabs of texts that could come across as pinamukha ko pa ang pagsisinungaling (that it looked like it was a lie)... While we were in Hawaii, to be precise twice on October 31, 12 hours apart I sent a text informing Bimb's father about his first Holy Communion and extending an invitation. I had gone to Church twice while on vacation & felt that I should give him the opportunity to be part of this special occasion, primarily because of the 4th Commandment: To honor thy father & mother. I got no reply until Tuesday, Nov 24 – and only because on Sunday in an IG comment saying it would be good for Bimb's father to be present I answered with the truth that our invitation was ignored.)

"I reached a turning point in 2014 when I felt I didn't want my son deprived of a relationship with his father because of pride. We settled amicably in court regarding visitation... I know you know how I dote on my two sons, and I prayed for Bimb to feel loved & appreciated not just by me & Kuya, and those close to me, but also by his father and if that meant humbling myself and opening the door to communication, I did do it. I don't have to say much more, all you have to do is check the social media accounts of both of Bimb's parents  and you'll see the truth regarding prioritizing parental responsibility. 

"The reason for this post is simple, sana matauhan sya (that he'll realize) that he's missing out on being a father to such a good boy. And it's sad that there is no effort for this kind hearted and generous boy from the other person in this world who should want to be a part of his life. Hindi ko pinipigilan, walang issue na sunduin nya sa school at mag merienda sila, pero wala pong kusa. (I'm not stopping him from picking up Bimby in school, have a snack together, but there's no effort). No sharing even with just education expense, sana man lang time and effort. SAD, but that's why Bimb has learned to not look for who's not there for him," Kris said.

Tuesday was the rehearsal & 1st Confession, Bimb's actual 1st Communion is on Thursday, November 26. (I prayed a lot today, weighing sharing the whole truth vs. keeping quiet but fearing that Bimb & I will again be put in a bad light. I'm choosing to share just the simple facts but not posting screen grabs of texts that could come across as pinamukha ko pa ang pagsisinungaling... While we were in Hawaii, to be precise 2X on Oct 31, 12 hours apart I sent a text informing Bimb's father about his 1st Holy Communion & extending an invitation. I had gone to Church 2X while on vacation & felt that I should give him the opportunity to be part of this special occasion, primarily because of the 4th Commandment: To honor thy father & mother. I got no reply until Tuesday, Nov 24- and only because on Sunday in an IG comment saying it would be good for Bimb's father to be present I answered w/ the truth that our invitation was ignored.) I reached a turning point in 2014 when I felt I didn't want my son deprived of a relationship w/ his father because of pride. We settled amicably in court regarding visitation... I know you know how I dote on my 2 sons, and I prayed for Bimb to feel loved & appreciated not just by me & Kuya, & those close to me, but also by his father & if that meant humbling myself & opening the door to communication, I did do it. I don't have to say much more, all you have to do is check the social media accounts of both of Bimb's parents & you'll see the truth regarding prioritizing parental responsibility. The reason for this post is simple, sana matauhan sya that he's missing out on being a father to such a good boy. And it's sad that there is no effort for this kind hearted & generous boy from the other person in this world who should want to be a part of his life. Hindi ko pinipigilan, walang issue na sunduin nya sa school at mag merienda sila, pero wala pong kusa. No sharing even w/ just education expense, sana man lang Time & Effort. SAD, but that's why Bimb has learned to not look for who's not there for him. A photo posted by Kris Aquino (@withlovekrisaquino) on Nov 24, 2015 at 11:15am PST

Meanwhile, James posted his message for his son.

"Bimb, congratulations on your First Holy Communion. Palagi mong gawing gabay si God hanggang sa paglaki mo. I love you so much my son at ang love ko sayo ay ang isang bagay na 'di kayang alisin ng nino man sa akin. God bless you anak at napaka-ligaya ni Papa na nagkasama tayo muli!"

(Bimb, congratulations on your frist Holy Communion. Always use God as your guide until you grow up. I love you so much my son, and my love for you is one thing no one can take away from me. God bless you my son, and Papa is happy that we're together again.)

Bimb, congratulations on your First Holy Communion. Palagi mong gawing gabay si God hanggang sa paglaki mo. I love you so much my son at ang love ko sayo ay ang isang bagay na 'di kayang alisin ng nino man sa akin. God bless you anak at napaka-ligaya ni Papa na nagkasama tayo muli! A photo posted by @jamesyap18 on Nov 25, 2015 at 8:07pm PST

 

Here are more photos from the Communion.

Congratulations Bimb! You are LOVED! A photo posted by Kris Aquino (@withlovekrisaquino) on Nov 25, 2015 at 7:43pm PST

 

Thank You @praybeytbenjamin! Cute, sya talaga nag picture earlier in Bimb's 1st Holy Communion. A photo posted by Kris Aquino (@withlovekrisaquino) on Nov 25, 2015 at 8:15pm PST

 

She also shared a photo of her sisters and son Josh at the event.

"Kuya Josh, Tita Ballsy, Tita Pinky & Ninay (@boss1020) - we all LOVE Bimb," Kris wrote. 

Kuya Josh, Tita Ballsy, Tita Pinky & Ninay (@boss1020) - we all LOVE Bimb. A photo posted by Kris Aquino (@withlovekrisaquino) on Nov 25, 2015 at 6:18pm PST 

 

Kris and James were married in 2005 but separated in 2010. In 2012, their annulment was granted, but controversy bloomed on March 2013, when Kris filed a temporary protection order against James after he allegedly made unwanted sexual advances on herJames denied the allegations.

In February 2014, the former couple decided to make peace after reaching custody and visitation agreements. Kris was last linked to Quezon City mayor Herbert Bautista, while James is now in a relationship with Italian Michela Cazzola. – Rappler.com