Chiz wants to get married before 2016

Posted at 03/10/14 3:38 PM

Sen. Francis "Chiz" Escudero and Heart Evangelista

MANILA – Unlike other politicians who are already gearing up for the 2016 presidential elections, Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero is more focused on his plans of settling down with current girlfriend, actress Heart Evangelista.

In an interview with ANC’s “Headstart” on Monday, Escudero admitted that he wants to get married before 2016.

“Mas may pinaghahandaan ako bago mag 2016 kesa yung 2016. 'Yun muna. I would want to [get married]. Again, kung si Allan (Cayetano) may ‘I want to become a president,’ this is what I want before 2016,” he said.

The lawmaker, however, said he has yet to formally propose to Evangelista.

“But, of course, we talk about it in broad strokes, that we would want to be there at some point in time. But the actual process of step one, step two, proposal and saying yes, planning, wala pa 'yun,” he said.

Escudero stressed that family always comes first for him, which is why he wants to get married again.

“It’s not odd. At the end of the day, family is important. Family should be higher than any political ambition because your stint in politics will end at some point in time in your life. Titigil at titigil 'yun. Pero 'yung pamilya, it’s always going to be there,” he said.

Asked if he is certain that Evangelista is already the right woman for him, Escudero simply quipped: “You don’t enter into a relationship unless you do.”

Escudero and Evangelista have been in a relationship since 2012.