Actress Heart Evangelista and Brazilian-Japanese model Daniel Matsunaga
MANILA – Actress Heart Evangelista revealed that Daniel Matsunaga is her only former boyfriend whom she’s still friends with.
The actress mentioned this during the Tuesday episode of “Kris TV” as she and host Kris Aquino talked about moving on from a past relationship.
Evangelista said she does not believe that one should set a
"grieving" period over a failed romance.
“Ako I feel na maybe you have to find something beautiful about the whole thing. Like kunyari they say there are different types of love, great love, destiny, true love. I feel like kunyari, a great love with somebody that you cannot forget but it was meant to be great so that it would last a lifetime for you to just remember it and get inspired with what happened,” she said.
“I don’t think you should really put a deadline. I think it’s just that if you feel good about yourself, move on. But you don’t really have to forget the beautiful things from that relationship,” she added.
Aquino then suddenly asked Evangelista about Matsunaga, who was her boyfriend for less than a year and who was also at onje point being romantically linked to Aquino.
“Super bait. He’s such a good guy… I am so happy for him,” Evangelista said of the Brazilian model, who is now "Pinoy Big Brother" housemate
“At that time, I was 27 and he was 23. It was also different. Because baka 'yung nationality also. But he’s such a good guy. In fact, we are good friends. And that’s the first time that I had an ex na friend ko,” she said.
Evangelista and Matsunaga confirmed their relationship in Septemer 2011 and reportedly broke up in April 2012.
Evangelista is currently in a relationship with Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero.