Where was James Yap on Father’s Day?
This question was answered by the professional basketball player himself via a post he made in the image-sharing site Instagram on Wednesday.
Two days after his former wife, Kris Aquino, told the media that Yap was out of reach on Father’s Day, the 31-year-old cager surprised netizens as he posted a photo of himself with a blonde-haired woman.
While Yap only said “#italy #niceview” in the caption, many believe that the girl in the photo is his rumored Italian girlfriend.
In the photo, Yap and the woman were seen close to each other as they stand on a ledge made of bricks and rocks, with the sea behind them.
The Instagram photo sparked online buzz, getting more than 1,800 "likes" and over 200 comments as of writing.
In his earlier interviews, Yap said spending time with his son Bimby would be the best gift for Father's Day he could ever have.
Yap even cut short his vacation with his family in Negros Occidental, hoping to spend time with his son again after the Makati Regional Trial Court denied his ex-wife Kris Aquino's appeal for a permanent protection order (PPO) against him on behalf of their 6-year-old son late last month.
“Medyo matagal na rin kami hindi nagkikita. Sa billboard ko na lang siya nakikita, (laughs) sa TV. So ayun, excited [akong makasama siya],” he said.
Aquino, however, said on Tuesday that she did her part for Bimby to celebrate Father’s Day with Yap. Aquino said she texted Yap’s lawyers at 8 a.m. but didn’t get a reply until 4:45 p.m.
"Sinabi sa akin na sorry di daw nila makontak si Mr. Yap pero subukan ko na lang daw tumawag. Honestly, huwag naman akong gawing kontrabida kasi I did my share at 8 in the morning,” she said.
Based on Yap’s Instagram posts, he has been in Europe since the first week of June. His latest post revealed he is currently in Paris.