Heart, Chiz share 'wonderful' 2013 welcome

Posted at 01/03/13 5:12 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- Like most couples on New Year's Eve, Heart Evangelista and boyfriend Sen. Francis "Chiz" Escudero welcomed 2013 together.

Sen. Francis "Chiz" Escudero and Heart Evangelista. Photo
courtesy of the actress' Twitter page

In a post on micro-blogging site Twitter, the former Kapamilya actress on Tuesday shared a photo of her with the 43-year-old lawmaker. "Had a wonderful day. Happy new year," its caption said.

Despite being seen together in public since Escudero confirmed their relationship in October, both the 27-year-old actress and the senator have largely kept mum on their relationship.

In November, Evangelista opened up for the first time on her relationship with Escudero, fresh from their three-day stay in Hong Kong.

"Mabait [si Chiz], sobrang bait niya. Seryoso siyang tao. Napaka-down to earth niya, napaka-sincere niya sa lahat ng tao and funny siya, very funny," Evangelista said at the time of Escudero, whose seven-year marriage with his former wife has been annulled.

"Maalaga talaga kasi siya eh…dahil I think he's older, tapos ako younger, kasi I'm very sheltered kumbaga. He lets me enjoy what I want to do," she added.

At a Christmas party thrown by the senator in December, Evangelista was seen accompanying Escudero, and even played along with a reporter's request for her to sing at the event.