MANILA – The staff of Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero narrated in detail how the lawmaker pulled off his proposal to girlfriend, actress Heart Evangelista.
According to a statement, Escudero had already planned the proposal months before with the help of Evangelista’s friends. However, he decided to push through with it only last week when he found the perfect opportunity.
Escudero and Evangelista flew to Sorsogon last Thursday with family "under the guise of a vacation since it's a long weekend.”
“Heart had some friends over too. But on Friday, some of Heart's friends started to arrive in Sorsogon without her knowledge. On Saturday came Alessandra da Rossi, Lovi (Poe) and Roco (Nacino) as well as some of Chiz's friends from Manila,” the statement added.
At around 8 p.m. on Saturday during what Evangelista thought was just a normal dinner, one of her friends led her to the dinner area where Escudero’s friends were waiting. De Rossi, Poe and Nacino were also there.
While music was playing in the background, Escudero emerged and approached the actress. He read a text message from the actress' father congratulating his daughter for the engagement.
"Heart was already reduced to tears the whole time,” according to the statement.
Escudero then asked his son, who was also there to witness the proposal, to take out the ring before he went down on his knee to ask for Evangelista’s hand in marriage.
When Evangelista said “yes,” a long fireworks display ensued as they sealed the proposal with a sweet kiss.