James Yap

Basketball Player (1981)
Sat Aug 15 2020
By   Manish Khanal

Luck favors those who keep striking for the goal and work hard to achieve it. James Yap is a Filipino professional basketball player for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters of the Philippine Basketball Association. James started his career right after High School.

James Yap was born James Carlos Agravante Yap Sr. on February 15, 1982, in Escalante Negros Occidental. James seems to be the only child born to Carlos Yap and his wife, Annie Yap. Much information about his parents is still under investigation. James graduated from the University of the East. He was first drafted into PBA in 2004. 

Who is James Yap Married Too?

Unlike many other famous basketball players, James had many ups and downs in his love life. As per sources, James is in a romantic relationship with Michela Cazzola. Michela is a Italian banker. The love birds are yet to tie their wedding knot. 

James Yap Family
Image: James along with his partner and his two children in a holiday 
Source: Instagram @ Jamesyap18

Yap and Cazzola first met in 2011. However, They did not fall in love initially, but this friendship did not take long into the relationship. Th duo went public about their relationship only in August 2012. The love birds welcomed their son, Michael James, on August 8, 2016, in Manila. 

Yap and Cazzola are practicing Catholics, and they have baptized their son in the Catholic faith. On June 27, 2018, Cazzola gave birth to their second child, a daughter. 

Annulled Marriage with Kris Aquino

Yap was first married to his long time girlfriend, Kris Aquino. The love birds tied their wedding knot in a Civil Marriage Ceremony on July 10, 2005. In 2006, Aquino was pregnant with their first child. There were many rumors of Yap's infidelity at the same time. In April 2007, Aquino gave birth to her second son, James Carlos "Bimby" Aquino Yap, Jr., in Makati City.

James Yap wife
Image: James along with his former wife and son
Source: attract tour

He was baptized on May 19, 2007, at the Don Bosco Church in Makati, with ten godparents. This happy looking relationship never remained the same after the birth of their son. On June 26, 2010, Kris Aquino announced that she had separated from Yap, citing personal reasons. 

Their marriage was declared null and void in February 2012. Yap has a child from his former girlfriend. Not a single word about the child, and the mother is known to media. 

Net Worth And Earnings

James Yap accumulated most of his net worth through his Almost Decade Career in Basketball Industry. Yap is the third all-time leading scorer in Purefoods history. James Yap has an estimated net worth of $5 Million, similar to Japanese Basketball player, Rui Hachimura.

James Yap Net Worth
Image: James played in Philippines Basketball League for more than a decade
Source: Instagram @ Jamesyap18

James was selected the 2nd overall pick in the 2004 PBA draft by the Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants. Since entering the PBA, Yap has been chosen to start every All-Star Game. He won the All-Star MVP award in 2012. He is also a many-time member of the RP Basketball Team.

James is a active social media user. He keeps posting photos of him along with his family in a regular interval. As of August, 2020, He has close to 600k followers in his Instagram account. 

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