While it was no secret that presidential sister and actress Kris Aquino and Quezon City mayor Herbert Bautista were once in a relationship with each other, not too many knew he asked for her hand in marriage while they were dating— a proposal she had accepted.
Aquino revealed in a rare blog post published on Tuesday that she almost became Mrs. Bautista if she and Bautista did not break up following her confirmation on national television they were dating.
The blog entry, titled “The State of My Heart,” provided details on how the mayor proposed to the actress last April, two months after he had asked for her number before the airing of “Aquino and Abunda Tonight.”
“[O]n 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 siya?” Aquino recalled.
“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 two individuals who deserved a chance at life-long companionship with maturity, and full acceptance of equally colorful pasts,” she said.
On April 7, 2014, Aquino ended months of speculation that she and Bautista were dating by confirming they were “partners.” The next day, however, the mayor called her up to break up.
“The next day, over the phone he broke up with me, right before Bimb’s (her son) 7th birthday party,” Aquino said without giving details.