MANILA, Philippines – Actress Heart Evangelista shrugged off rumors saying she is only being used by her boyfriend, Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero, for publicity to gain an advantage in the upcoming 2013 mid-term elections.
|Senator Francis Escudero and actress Heart Evangelista
In an interview with the Philippine Entertainment Portal, Evangelista said she will not be affected by such talk because she knows the truth.
"Okay lang. Bahala na sila. Hindi naman sila ang kinikilig eh. Yeah, I mean, you know… that’s why I want to keep it private kasi ayoko ng mga intriga. But then again, you know… business ko iyong [relationship ko] eh,” she said.
Evangelista said this was the primary reason she has always wanted to keep her relationship with Escudero private.
“Kung may mga sinasabi man sila, okay lang. Wala namang magagawa sa akin ‘yon, e. I’m always going to be open, I’m always going to be honest. But I won’t be as public as before. I’m happy like that,” she said.
Vacation in Hong Kong
Despite the intrigues, Evangelista said she had a great vacation with Escudero in Hong Kong over the long weekend.
“Medyo hectic na hectic na ako this time around. So nakapagbakasyon ako. Pumunta kami ni Chiz sa Hong Kong and nag-enjoy naman kami doon. Nakapunta rin kami ng Macau ng isang araw, pero balikan lang. May tiningnan lang ako. Ganun lang… tingin-tingin, ganyan,” she said.
Evangelista said she is happy to know more about Escudero since it was her first time to travel with him outside the country.
“Kasi when you travel, you get to know each other more, ‘di ba? So ayon, nakilala ko naman siya more and wala namang difference. Kasi hindi naman ako nagpapanggap. Hindi rin naman siya nagpapanggap. Pero nag-enjoy ako,” she said.
According to the actress, what she loves about Escudero is that he always takes care of her.
“Maalaga kasi talaga siya eh. Siguro dahil I think he’s older. Tapos ako, younger, so may pagkapabandying-bandying ako ng konti. Kasi ano ako, eh, I’m very sheltered kumbaga. Pero ang dami kong natutunan. Nag-walking-walking kami here and there. But more or less, it’s the same lang naman,” she shared.
And now that they haven taken their relationship to the next level, Evangelista was asked if she is open to the idea of settling for good with Escudero one day.
“Oh, my gosh! Huwag muna. Wait! Masyado pang maaga para maisip ko ang tungkol doon,” she said after giving out a good laugh.
“I have not thought of that. I’d like to enjoy what I have now. I’ve learned my lesson. We’ll never know. Kung mangyayari, mangyayari. Kung hindi, hindi. Uhm… hindi na ako sa posisyon na iniisip ko pa ‘yong mga ‘yon. Enjoy ko lang ‘yong buhay ko one day at a time,” the actress said.