James Yap belies separation rumor, reunites with family in Italy

James Yap belies separation rumor, reunites with family in Italy

MANILA— PBA star cager James Yap proves to one and all that he and his partner Michela Cazzola never separated, contrary to the assumptions that came out before, as he reunites with his family in Italy for the holidays.

After almost four months, James has finally joined his kids Michael James, or simply MJ, and Francesca and his Italian banker partner Michela Cazzola.

Despite the growing concerns on COVID-19, the 38-year-old star player made way to fly to Italy to be with his family this holiday season.

On his Instagram account, James posted a cute portrait with his kids who are holding a placard with the words “Welcome Papa.”

James shared another photo showing his family is complete.

James and Michela were rumored to have been separated before  but it looks they’re having a great time as a family now that they are reunited, as Michela posted on her Instagram account the photos of her happy family.

Netizens speculated sometime in 2018 that there was a trouble between James and Michela when the Italian beauty was absent during the wedding of the basketball player’s sister.

On Michela’s photo, one user commented, “I hope everything is ok with you and James kasi nakaka-sad.”

Michela then responded saying, “Why, ’cause I said a good photographer took my photo? Or what? The caption? What’s with the caption. You don’t see or don’t get the beauty of those words?”

James and Michela have been together since 2012. They welcomed their first child, MJ, in 2016. Two years after, their second child, Francesca, was born.

James has two children from his previous relationships, including Bimby, his son with ex-wife Kris Aquino.

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