Heart Evangelista and Sen. Francis "Chiz". Escudero. Photo from Albert Kurniawan's instagram page
MANILA – Despite his initial disapproval, the father of actress Heart Evangelista sent his congratulations to his daughter on her engagement to Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero.
According to Ricky Lo’s article as published on The Philippine Star website om Monday, Evangelista’s father, Rey Ongpauco, sent a message to the former Kapamilya star after he learned about Escudero’s proposal.
“Congratulations. Heard the news and I just wanted to wish you well. It seems like yesterday when you were just a little girl. Now you are all grown up, on your own and engaged,” he said.
Mr. Ongpauco also wished “all the happiness, love and blessings in the world” for her daughter.
“Only you deserve the best. I love you very much,” he said.
Evangelista’s parents, especially her mother, have been vocal about their disapproval when the actress’ relationship with the senator was first reported.
The actress, however, has reportedly patched things up with her dad only recently.
Lo’s article said Evangelista’s mother also sent her a message but the actress has yet to share it to the public.
Escudero asked for Evangelista’s hand in marriage last Saturday after their two-year romance which began when Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago introduced them to each other.
The celebrity couple has not yet set a wedding date.