|Heart Evangelista and Sid Lucero. (File Photo/Composite)
MANILA, Philippines -- After breaking up with boyfriend Daniel Matsunaga, actress Heart Evangelista admitted that she is now dating co-star Sid Lucero.
“I’m dating pero hanggang d’un lang. I go out with Sid but only on friendly dates,” Evangelista told The Philippine Star entertainment editor Ricky Lo, weeks after the actress
broke up with her Brazilian boyfriend.
Evangelista is currently doing a television series with Lucero.
For the first time, Evangelista also talked about her breakup with Matsunaga but stressed that there's no third party involved.
Instead, the actress cited "cultural differences” for the breakup.
She also denied that Matsunaga was receiving "death threats" and that her parents were against their relationship.
“Not true,” Evangelista told Lo. “I’m old enough to decide for myself, to know what I want and what I don’t want, what’s good for me and what’s not good for me.”
Evangelista, however, neither denied nor confirmed report that she simply got fed up of taking care of Matsunaga, who's four years younger than her.
“Mabait talaga siya, no doubt about it,” she said. “I spent time with his family in Brazil at mababait silang lahat.”
Lo, quoting sources, said the Brazilian model-actor looked up to Evangelista not just as a girlfriend but also as an older sister.
"Daniel is somewhat demanding,” the source told Lo. “He got irritated when Heart would be late in fetching him wherever he was. He needed to be taken care of instead of the other way around. Nagmumukhang yaya tuloy niya si Heart.”
In the interview, which was published on Tuesday, Evangelista also denied issue linking her to senador Francis "Chiz" Escudero, who's now separated to his wife, Christine Elizabeth “Tintin” Flores.
Until now, Evangelista believes that actor Jericho Rosales is her one true love.
“Talagang si Jericho. Iba talaga ang Pinoy magmahal at mahalin,” she said.