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Personal Background of Kris Aquino & Her Showbiz Career

KRIS AQUINO – Here are some details about actress-TV host Kris Aquino’s personal background, showbiz career, and family life.

Kris Aquino

Personal Background of Kris Aquino

Born on February 14, 1971 in Quezon City, Philippines, Kris Aquino’s real name is Kristina Bernadette Cojuangco Aquino. She is the youngest child of the late former Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. and the late former President Corazon “Cory” Aquino. She is the younger sister of the late former Pres. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and they have three (3) other siblings – Maria Elena “Ballsy” Aquino-Cruz, Aurora Corazon “Pinky” Aquino-Abellada, and Victoria Elisa “Viel” Aquino-Dee.

Kris spent most of her elementary days in the United States while her father was being treated following a heart attack. When the late former Senator went home, he was shot even before stepping in the Philippine grounds. Her youngest daughter was only 12 years old then. The Aquino family went home and Kris finished her elementary education at the Poveda Learning Center in Quezon City. She enrolled at the Colegio San Agustin-Makati in high school. In college, she took Bachelor of Arts in English Literature at the Ateneo de Manila University.

The actress has two (2) sons – Josh Aquino, her son with actor Philip Salvador, and James Carlos “Bimby” Aquino Yap, her son with professional cager James Yap. The actress and Yap married in 2005 but their marriage was annulled in 2012.

Showbiz Career of Kris Aquino

Kris Aquino is a talk show host and an actress during her active years in the show business. There was a time when she was one of the most bankable stars of the ABS-CBN Network. Among her most popular projects were The Buzz, Pilipinas Game Ka Na Ba?, and Deal or No Deal.


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