Kris on Herbert: I better shut up!

MANILA - If there's a chance Kris Aquino and Herbert Bautista will stay friends after their short-lived romance, the actress-host said she would have to stop talking about their relationship.

While she initially declined to answer questions about Bautista during the live episode of "Aquino & Abunda Tonight" on Wednesday, Aquino later revealed that the former actor recently sent her fruits -- a gesture she appreciated.

Earlier in the day, Aquino also shared on Instagram that Bautista sent her a pack of energy drinks after she got hospitalized due to falling ill from heat on Tuesday.

"We're friends, and I want to stay friends," Aquino said on Wednesday night. "If I say anything now, we might not be friends. And he's actually watching right now so I better shut up!"

As she went on to details her recent conversation with Bautista, Aquino stopped in her tracks and laughed as she realized she was still talking about her former flame.

 "Kung anu-ano pinagsasabi ko na naman!" she said.
Addressing Bautista, she added, "Sorry, matulog ka na! Huwag mo na ako pansinin... No, I appreciated the fruits!"

Aquino and Bautista stopped dating before the Holy Week break, a source close to the city official told ABS-CBN News on Wednesday.

The "split" came only a week after Aquino confirmed on live television that they were indeed dating, as rumored in the previous month.

Bautista's decision to stop pursuing Aquino, the source added, was due to his concern for his children who were reportedly hurt by news of the blooming romance.

The city mayor has two kids with long-time partner Tates Gana -- 17-year-old Athena and 10-year-old Harvey, both showbiz newcomers. Bautista has two other children from a previous relationship.

Maja on mistress role: 'Gusto kong sabunutan sarili ko!'

MANILA - "Gusto kong sabunutan 'yung sarili ko sa TV!"
Even Maja Salvador, who plays a mistress in "The Legal Wife," does not agree with her character's decisions in the primetime series.

In the drama series, Salvador plays Nicole (Salvador), who has found affection in Adrian (Jericho Rosales), the husband of her best friend Monica (Angel Locsin) with whom she starts having an affair.

"Ay, nakakaloka!" she said of the ABS-CBN soap. "At least okay ako na na-experience ko 'yung role na gano'n kasi, grabe, ang hirap nung character ko, ang hirap maging mistress!"
In the most recent episodes of "The Legal Wife," Nicole and Adrian continue to hide their relationship as Monica grows suspicious of her husband frequently being away.

Despite feeling guilty over the affair, after Monica confided her marital problems in her, Nicole decides to continue seeing Adrian.

"Sa totoong buhay, walang may gusto maging kabit, 'di ba? Hindi mo alam kung paano ka napupunta sa ganoong sitwasyon," Salvador told ABS-CBN News on Tuesday. "Magigising ka na lang, 'di ba, na nandoon ka na, na in love ka na sa isang taong may pamilya. Isang araw, magigising ka, homewrecker ka na."

She added: "Ang hirap, pero iyon 'yung trabaho. At siyempre, may mga Kapamilya tayong nakaka-relate, na at least, dito sa teleseryeng ito, makikita nila 'yung bawat sitwasyon ng mga characters namin."

The April 22 episode of "The Legal Wife," which saw a fuming Monica confronting her husband about his lying, dominated Twitter conversations and became the No. 1 trending topic on the micro-blogging site both locally and worldwide.

Despite its late time slot, the series has managed to draw strong viewership, with Tuesday night's episode getting 24.1% in nationwide ratings, according to Kantar Media.
Salvador is not surprised that many viewers relate to the show, which promised a mature treatment to marital infidelity when it was announced in 2013.

"Natutuwa nga ako e pag may nababasa akong tweet na parang, 'Dear girlfriend, huwag ka na manood ng 'Legal Wife' kung aawayin mo lang din ako.' So parang 'yung mga husband nila, mga boyfriend nila, naiinis na kasi 'yung mga girls, 'di ba, napa-praning. Puwede mangyari sa totoong buhay. Kasi totoo, puwedeng mangyari 'yon."

"Kasi 'yung pinapalabas namin, parang nagmamahal lang sila, e," Salvador added. "Pag 'yung love kasi, ang hirap no'n kalabanin, pero alam mo naman kung ano ang tama at mali. Pero, 'di ba, pag nandoon ka na sa sitwasyon na gano'n, paano mo nga ba iha-handle iyon? 

Parang iyon kasi 'yung pinapakita ng 'Legal Wife', e."
"The Legal Wife," which is under the direction of Rory Quintos and Dado Lumibao, airs weeknights after "Ikaw Lamang" during ABS-CBN's primetime block.