If Kris Aquino quits showbiz, what would happen? Would employees actually get to work on time instead of being distracted by her high-pitched voice on Kris TV, like a firefly to the fire that will soon burn it alive? Would haters just get a life instead of posting kilometric comments on her Instagram page? (They’d have no choice since her account is already set to private.)
It looks like these scenarios are all just impending occurrences as the woman hailed as the Queen of All Media announced her retirement this month on her then-public Instagram account due to “health reasons.” It’s especially timely, since she did say in 2013 that she was planning to retire in two to three years.
“Just like all of you, I love my family. My most valuable life destiny is to be a Mama to Kuya Josh and Bimby; and to be a loving, selfless sister to Ate, Pinky, Noy and Viel: a bunso who doesn’t give them constant worry because of my health and safety,” she wrote.
“I’m not putting a time frame, but with my type of work, it’s realistic to accept by leaving ABS-CBN I’ll be replaced and soon forgotten… My sons and I will travel, we’ll move to our new home, and I’ll eat healthy, sleep early, exercise regularly, and live quietly-everything to make sure Kuya Josh and Bimby have a healthy mother.”
The news comes as a surprise, considering her 20-year relationship with ABS-CBN. “Thank you, Kapamilya. Our relationship as a family started October 28, 1996 and it will soon end this March 23, 2016. A total of 10,354 days working for ABS-CBN, my life’s most fulfilling professional journey because of your love, acceptance and loyalty,” she says.
She then ended her announcement by thanking her fans and hinting at a heart condition as her reason for leaving: “My not-so healthy heart wants to thank all of you for your LOVE, for me, my family & my work. I’ll be back [with] a 100 [percent] healthy heart so I can love all of you even more [and] for much longer.”
Maybe this love can be a long-distance thing, though. Right, Kris? We’re completely sure we can make this work—from afar.