4. Kris Aquino vs. James Yap
Kris Aquino on her break up with James Yap on The Buzz, Part 1
Their Connection? Queen of All Media Kris Aquino met PBA Most Valuable Player James Yap in early 2005 and they wed in July of the same year. Two years later, Kris gave birth to their son, James Aquino Yap.
The Tiff-ing Point: From 2005 to 2010, the couple weathered other storms, including conflicts over Kris’ heavy work schedule (which prompted the cager to leave the conjugal home for a day), and James’s supposed closeness with a basketball fan named Mayen Austria.
James, who was Kris’ constant escort, was conspicuously absent at a charity event that Kris attended in Cebu. Days later, on the June 27 telecast of The Buzz Kris disclosed that after years of trying, she had given up on their marriage.
The Buzz documents the Kris Aquino-James Yap love story and break up
The Last Straw: In an interview with Boy Abunda in July, Kris hinted at the last straw that caused her to call it quits but remained vague about details. She only revealed that it happened on April 26. "I will forever keep between the two of us,” she said. “May nasabi sya sa galit namin sa isa't isa siguro nung panahon na yun, na nasaktan talaga ko at yun ang nagpatunay sakin na this is not the man to be, and this is not the man I want to stay with because dinadamay na nya ang three years old na bata na dapat protektahan naming dalawa (Baby James)," she said.
On August 9, the actress-TV host filed for annulment. Her petition included depriving James of visitation rights to their son (denied), and reverting Baby James’ last name to Aquino. James’ camp retorted with a request for a gag order to inhibit Kris from talking about the case in media (approved).
The Word War: In an interview with Boy Abunda, Kris addressed James: “Mom was so good to you. ‘Wag mo nang idamay ang mom. Nakikiusap ako kasi nananahimik na ang Mom sa langit. And if you also love Mom, don’t bring her into this.”
In the End... Despite legal battles, Kris and James are not just talking again but have become friendly towards each other. Case in point: when co-star Diether Ocampo was unavailable to shoot, Kris requested James to be actor’s body double in the scene where she had to embrace Diether’s character. James obliged.
Still, Kris rules out any possibility for reconciliation, but acknowledges that being friends with her ex is “a nice feeling.” Asked on The Buzz if she would do anything differently, Kris’ reply was quick and precise. “I wouldn’t have allowed him to go to Belo. Doon talaga nagsimula!”
3. Cristine Reyes vs. Sarah Geronimo
Cristine Reyes attacks Sarah Geronimo on Twitter
Their Connection? Sexy actress Cristine Reyes and singer-actress Sarah Geronimo both co-host the Sunday variety show ASAP XV. Reyes' boyfriend, actor Rayver Cruz, was previously linked to Geronimo. He recently told The Buzz, "Totoo pong minahal ko si Sarah. Nirerespeto ko naman po ang desisyon ng mga magulang niya, at alam ko naman po talagang bawal pa. So, ako na lang din po mismo ang lumayo." ("I did love Sarah. But I respected the decision of her parents. I know she is not yet allowed (to enter a relationship, presumably). So I kept my distance.")
The Tiff-ing Point: Geronimo allegedly told actor John Prats after Cruz performed during an ASAP XV rehearsal earlier this month, "'Pag magaling sumayaw, habulin ng mga babaeng sexy (Men who dance well are sought after by sexy women)." Cruz later admitted that it was he who relayed what Geronimo said to Reyes, who vented on Twitter.
Sarah Geronimo reacts to rumors that her fans are mad at Rayver Cruz on The Buzz
The Last Straw: Reyes posted a series of hate Tweets on December 12, starting with "I AM SO PISSED RIGHT NOW!" She did not directly name Geronimo as the subject of her Tweets, instead repeatedly mentioning "Drama Princess" and "Idol." Geronimo last starred in the teleserye iDOL. Read Reyes' dozens of Tweets here.
The Word War: Some of Reyes' rabid Tweets:
- nakikipaghiwalay sayo Ikaw ang habol ng habol! Alam mo yan! Alam mo ang TOTOO!!! Sa microphone m pa sinabi para marinig lahat ng artista!
- wag na wag mong sasabihin na ako ang naghabol dahil alam nating lahat na Ikaw ang halos mamatay sa kakahabol! alam mo yan!
- pakabait ng image mo Hindi nila alam Grabe ka Lang umarte! Nagpapatanggal ka ng artista sa asap kasi Di mo kaya makasama! Arte mo!
- I'm so sure magddrama na naman yan. paawa effect. very talented. beat actress! Grand slam! mabuhay ka IDOL! bow ako sayo