1In the comfort of her new country-cottage home, Kris Aquino talks about family life, romance, the future—and the special man in her life now: Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista.

“Matagal na naming kilala ang isa’t isa, pero ’yong naging kilala namin ang isa’t isa, recently lang,” the TV host, actress, product endorser, movie and concert producer, and social media influencer says of Mayor Herbert.

She adds that they do things that two people trying to get to know each other do, like going for coffee or to catch a movie. But their dates aren’t just between them because they have their respective bodyguards, and they attract attention wherever they go.

The Queen of All Media clarifies that they don’t go out often since they are both busy, a fact that also helps sustain what she and the mayor have now.

What makes Kris and Herbert click? “This is the first time I am seeing someone who is age-appropriate,” she explains. “Parang we grew up listening to the same music, we’ve read the same books, and ’yong pinagdaanan niya sa buhay, medyo similar sa pinagdaanan ng life ko.”


She appreciates their similarities, as well as their differences, which, it turns out, complement their personalities and temperaments. “I learn something new from him every day,” she says.

As for her new home, which she shares with her sons Josh and Bimby, Kris describes it as “magaan” and one that has “inspired the most peace.”

She adds: “And to think, parang nahihiya man akong sabihin, kasi sasabihin nila, ‘Hello, ’yan ba ’yong simple?’—pero feeling ko, nag-simplify ako ngayon. Simple naman is relative. So let’s just say nag-scale-down, na parang it’s home. For us, it really feels like home.”

The May issue of YES! also features the stunning debutante, Kathryn Bernardo, who had not just one but two big parties to celebrate her 18th birthday; an item on the striking couple Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Guidicelli, who were spotted making beautiful music together (literally and figuratively speaking) at the actor’s birthday bash; the kitchen of Kapuso star Sheena Halili; and the home of singer-actress Ayen Munji-Laurel, who gives YES! Magazine access to the Alabang mansion that she resides in with her husband Franco Laurel and their four kids.

The May issue of YES! magazine is now available in newsstands, bookstores, convenience stores, and supermarkets nationwide. A digital edition of YES! is also available for download on your mobile device. For more details, visit www.pep.ph or www.summitnewsstand.com.ph/yes-magazine. For your daily dose of celebrity news, like YES! on Facebook or follow YES! on Twitter @YESmag, and Instagram @yes_magazine.

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