Kris Aquino and James Yap’s five-year marriage is officially annulled

Kris Aquino confirms in an interview that her marriage to James Yap, father to her son Bimby, is now legally over. The reason for nullity of marriage was the lack of authority of the solemnizing officer who married them back in July 10, 2005.

In the said interview, Boy Abunda directly asked Kris about the truth in her annulment of marriage with James Yap.

“As we speak right now, it is with finality already that yes, we are annulled,” confirms Kris Aquino.

“Five o’clock talaga. Noong dumating ang five o’clock, ang una kong tinawagan, lawyers ko, nagpasalamat ako. Sila ang nag-advice sa akin ng paraan para everybody can come out with this with a chance for happiness,” she said

“The second call I did was to James. Sinabi ko, ‘Congratulation to both of us. We now have the chance to really be happy. Sabi niya, ‘O, e, di liligaya ka na. Good luck sa lovelife mo.’ Sabi ko, ‘Mas good luck sa ‘yo.’ ‘Pag-apihin niya si Bimby, lagot siya sa akin!’” adds Kris.

Based in the Family Code, Bimby’s custody will still be with Kris Aquino but James Yap will have full rights to visit his son which Kris, in any way, doesn’t prohibit.

On the issue of separation of properties, Kris and James had already agreed upon it a year ago. Kris pays tribute to James because according to her, James is not greedy. They had a fair settlement regarding their conjugal properties.

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