Philippine Entertainment: Philippine Hunk: Philippine Actor
James Carlos Yap, Sr. (born February 15, 1982), from Escalante, Negros Occidental, is a Filipino professional basketball superstar for the Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).
He was a 2005-2006 season's Most Valuable Player, and is now fast becoming one of the most promising personalities in the professional ranks. Now in his fourth year, he is already a four-time PBA South All-Star team starter through 2004 to 2007.
Yap is married to ABS-CBN host-actress, Philippines' Queen of Talk & Game Shows, Box-Office Queen and top commercial & Purefoods endorser Kris Aquino, the daughter of slain former senator and national hero, Benigno Aquino, Jr. and former President Corazon Aquino. Yap and Aquino's relationship was rumored as early as 2005 before they acknowledged this on various interviews. In various interviews in 2006, both admitted to have tied the knot as early as mid-2005, July 10, to be exact in a civil rites and kept the marriage unknown to the public. The couple is expecting to have a baby on May 6, 2007 via ceasarian section.
Even before the marriage there were news that James Yap have a child to another woman.
His marriage with Aquino was recently rocked by the revelation of a former receptionist from Belo Medical Group named Hope that she had a relationship with James, which he vehemently denied in an interview with Korina Sanchez.
This eventually led to Kris asking for "space" with the star cager. James denied the receptionist's allegations in a press statement. The issue has since died down after the Kris' pregnancy.
On April 19, 2007 his first son to Kris was born. The baby boy's name was James Yap, Jr. was born in Makati Medical Center, Makati City at 5:08 pm local time.