Heart Evangelista. File Photo
MANILA – Heart Evangelista finally broke her silence amid rumors that she and Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero caused a wedding in Balesin Island Club in Quezon to be bumped off because they want to tie the knot at the same venue on the same date.
This comes after makeup artist Ria Gamboa, whose post was published by the entertainment site Pep, said she has a friend who "tediously planned" a Balesin wedding only to be bumped off "because a celebrity-politician couple wanted their on the same day."
Although Gamboa did not drop any names, some people who commented on the said post asked whether she was referring to Evangelista and Escudero, who recently got engaged.
In an interview with Pep, Evangelista immediately clarified the matter, denying any involvement in the fiasco.
"Actually, I think it's really unfair that there are people on Facebook… and the way they say it na parang they know all the details. There's no truth to it. I think that's the best way that I could answer that," she said.
Evangelista even dared her detractors to check with Balesin Island Club if she and Escudero indeed made some arrangements with them.
"In fact, if they really wanna look into it, go ahead and check Balesin. We're not like that. This is the best day of our lives. I'm a bride-to-be, she's a bride-to-be. Who would do that to any bride-to-be? There’s no truth to it and I hope ma-iron out nila," she said.
Escudero proposed to Evangelista last August 23.
Asked if the thought that she will soon be Mrs. Escudero excites her, Evangelista said: "Ngayon pa lang siya nagsi-sink in."
"Ngayon pa lang ako tumitingin ng pictures, ng dates, ng gowns, kung saan, wala pa akong idea. Nandoon pa lang kami sa planning stage kung saan talaga, kung kailan ba talaga, kung sino ang pupunta. But one thing is for sure, we want it very intimate, very private," she said.
"Then, we want one big party here sa Manila sa reception na lahat talaga ay invited. Pero the wedding, we want it very intimate, just the two of us, very far away. So we could get away with reality and pause time, and we could really just lock that moment na na-enjoy naming dalawa 'yon," the actress added.
Despite this, Evangelista vowed to share this special occasion in her life with her followers.
"For sure, I will share it with my fans. I mean, I'm a public figure and that’s part of our lives, to inspire them, to make them kilig, why not? But for me to have a special [coverage] or whatever, that’s something I really have to think about. As of now, it's a no," she said.