Kris jokes about marrying Japanese billionaire

Posted at 09/05/2012 12:11 PM | Updated as of 09/06/2012 8:24 AM

MANILA, Philippines - With politicians removed from her list of potential partners, actress-host Kris Aquino believes that she will likely get hitched with a Japanese billionaire.

Kris Aquino and Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada. Composite/ File Photo

On Wednesday's episode of her morning show on ABS-CBN, "Kris TV," Aquino singled out Kazuo Okada, one of the four investors granted a license to operate a casino in Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp.'s Entertainment City.

She made the statement after it was reported by The Philippine Star that ABS-CBN recently incorporated ABS-CBN Theme Parks and Resort Holdings Inc. with an initial capital of P270 million.

"Ayun, eto 'yung Japanese billionaire. Chiz, ito na 'yung mapapangasawa ko," Aquino jokingly told Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero, who is a guest co-host on "Kris TV."

"Sa ABS ko siya makikilala. Eto o, Kazuo Okada."

Asked by Escudero if she knows how Okada looks like, Aquino said: "Hindi pa. Pero ito na 'yun, I feel it. Ito na 'yung sinabi sa akin. ABS-CBN, I'm sure dito ko siya makakasalubong."

"I'm going to have a theme park. Krissy Land. Yay diba?" she added, laughing.

To which Escudero said, "Good luck."

Kidding aside, Aquino said she is excited about ABS-CBN's new venture.

"This is good ah. Ang saya if ABS will get into this. So exciting because we have to give tourists more options where they can go.

"So 'pag may theme park na tayo, lahat ng nanonood sa TFC (The Filipino Channel), pagkatapos ng studio tour pwede na silang pumunta sa ABS-CBN theme park," she said.

On Monday's episode of "Kris TV," Aquino said she is prohibited from marrying a government official, as stated in one of her contracts.

Another contract prohibits the actress-host from running for office in the upcoming 2013 elections.

In 2010, the Kapamilya host announced her separation from ex-husband James Yap, a professional basketball player. In February 2012, their marriage was annulled.