MANILA, Philippines - Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero finally broke his silence days after fellow lawmaker Miriam Defensor Santiago offered to draft a prenuptial agreement should he and his rumored sweetheart, Heart Evangelista, decide to tie the knot.
|Senator Chiz Escudero and Heart Evangelista
Escudero, who is a guest co-host on ABS-CBN morning talk show "Kris TV," said he is "turned off" by the idea of having a prenup.
"'Yung key word doon ay 'sakaling" kapag pinag-uusapan ang prenup. Pero hindi ba nakaka-turn off ang prenup?" he asked "Kris TV" host Kris Aquino, who replied, "No, not at all. Hindi talaga."
The senator added: "Alam mo kasi, kunwari nagkakamabutihan na kayo, sabihin mo mahal mo siya, sasabihin niya sa iyo, mahal ka niya. Tapos sasabihin mo, 'pirmahan mo nga ito.'"
Aquino, who did not sign a prenup with her ex-husband James Yap, said it is better for Escudero to get one not only for the sake of his two children, but also of Evangelista.
"You will have other kids, you are a guy. And if you marry someone as young as Heart, she would want children, hindi ba? I'm just saying, diretso na 'yun siguro, hindi ba? Hindi ako nag-a-advise, sinasabi ko lang na para sa kapakanan ng dalawang anak mo and para rin sa kapakanan ni Heart na mayroon nang naipundar on her own sa kanyang karera, hindi masama na magkaroon niyan," she told the senator.
To which Escudero replied: "Actually, bawat buto ng katawan ko bilang abugado sinasabi sa akin 'yan. Pero ang sinasabi ko lang, parang hindi uso sa Filipino, parang hindi bagay dito, parang asiwa."
Evangelista and Escudero have been spotted together several times after the actress ended her relationship with Japanese-Brazilian model Daniel Matsunaga.
Two days ago, Evangelista posted a message about missing her "Chiz," seen by many as her way of slowly opening up about her rumored romance with the senator.
"I miss you Chiz curls!" she said on Twitter.