Heart has met Escudero kids, says Chiz
MANILA, Philippines -- Since admitting on national television his relationship with actress Heart Evangelista, Sen. Francis "Chiz" Escudero said he's aware of the negative feedback about their much-publicized romance.
|Sen. Francis "Chiz" Escudero and Heart Evangelista. Photo
courtesy of the actress' Twitter page
At the sidelines of a press conference held Wednesday by a food manufacturing brand Escudero endorses, reporters noted that the lawmaker's relationship with Evangelista has been met with positive reactions.
But the 43-year-old senator begged to differ. "May mga hindi rin [natutuwa]," he said, laughing.
Last October on the ABS-CBN morning talk show "Kris TV," Escudero admitted that he and the 27-year-old actress are officially a couple. The televised confession came after months of speculation on the status of their relationship, having been spotted numerous times having "meetings" in public.
"Hindi naman namin pinagsinungalingan 'yon. Hindi rin namin tinago," Escudero said on Wednesday, referring to his relationship with the former Kapamilya star. "Hindi lang namin pinagmalaki o pinagyabang."
"Isang bagay 'yon sa pagitan naming dalawa na hindi naman siguro kailangan ipaglandakan at ipagsigawan. Pero hindi rin dapat itago," he said.
Escudero, whose marriage with Christine Flores was annulled early last year, also didn't mind sharing the blossoming relationship among their respective family members.
On top of spending the holidays together -- the senator welcomed 2013 with Evangelista and met her family on Christmas Eve -- the actress also has had chance to finally meet Escudero's two children with Flores.
"Nag-meet na sila. Hopefully, perhaps in the coming months, baka pa, pero may mga pasok pa 'yung mga bata, at busy siya (Evangelista) sa shooting, but they're OK, they've met, at maayos naman 'yung kanilang pagiging magkasama," he said.
Asked to describe his relationship with Evangelista, Escudero said, "Maayos, mapayapa, kuntento at wala na akong hahanapin pa."