Kris Aquino hints at possible retirement from showbiz, come 2016

By , on October 31, 2014


Photo courtesy of Kris Aquino's official Facebook fan page
Photo from Kris Aquino’s official Facebook fan page

MANILA — Kris Aquino hinted that she will possibly be retiring in 2016 from showbiz, for the welfare of her two sons. In preparation, she has decided to buy a franchise of a well-known fast food chain.

On Wednesday, the “Queen of All Media” clarified via her morning talk show, “Kris TV,” that she purchased the franchise with her “hard-earned money;” and that it was not an inclusion of her renewed contract with the fast food chain.

“It is my hard earned cash. Pera ko ‘to talaga. Hindi ito galing sa talent fee because I felt I would have less at stake [would have been less committed] kung talent fee lang, so kailangan talaga galing sa pera na pinag-ipunan (It really is my money. It’s not just from my talent fees because I felt I would have less at stake if it was, so it had to be money I really saved up),” she said.

Aquino — an 18-year showbiz industry veteran — likewise revealed the possibility of her retirement when 2016 rolls around.

The reason also na pinasok ko ‘to (that I did this) is that I should have several fast food franchises because this is for the future of my sons. Kasi parang inisip ko (Because I thought): How much longer can I work at this level that I work? And fame is so fleeting,” she said.

Sobrang suwerte ko na 18 na years na ako dito. May cutoff din ako. Sinabi ko na after 20 years, sana I can walk away gracefully. Siyempre naman kailangan mabuhay ng mga anak ko (I’ve been blessed to be in the business for 18 years. I also have a cutoff. I told myself that after 20 years, I hope I can walk away gracefully. Of course my sons also need to be taken care of),” Aquino added.