Chiz, Heart planning 2014 wedding?

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 11 2014 11:54 AM | Updated as of Feb 11 2014 11:30 PM

Sen. Francis "Chiz" Escudero and Heart Evangelista

MANILA -- Actress Heart Evangelista is hinting that she might get married this year to boyfriend, Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero.

In an interview with "Startalk" last Sunday, Evangelista was asked if 2014 would be her last year as a single woman.

"Yes. I am very confident, babe, very confident," Evangelista told Escudero, who was a surprise guest for her upcoming birthday.

Evangelista, who will celebrate her birthday on February 14, said she will spend her special day abroad with Escudero.

"Mag-a-out of the country kami with some friends, actually sa Asia lang. Ita- try naming pumunta sa Hong Kong and enjoy lang with friends saya-saya lang," she said..

Escudero and Evangelista had their first date in May 2012 and officially became a couple on July 31 that year.

Their relationship has been haunted by several intrigues -- her parents have been very vocal about their disapproval of Escudero, whom they accused as disrespectful and a heavy drinker, but the couple stood by their relationship.

For Escudero, the key to their strong relationship is being open to each other.

"Wala kaming itinago sa isa't isa. Open, bukas and what you see is what you get, walang false pretenses, maganda ang simula," the senator said.