|Heart Evangelista and Sen. Chiz Escudero. File photo
MANILA, Philippines - Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero finally admitted that he is in a relationship with actress Heart Evangelista.
In his last co-hosting stint for ABS-CBN's morning talk show "Kris TV" hosted by Kris Aquino, Escudero opened up about his new love.
"I would like to think so, yes," Escudero told Aquino when asked if Evangelista is his girlfriend.
The senator, who is very private when it comes to his love life, said that he is hoping that he and Evangelista could also celebrate "anniversaries."
Escudero's children, who were with him on his last day on the show, also said that they love Evangelista.
Evangelista and Escudero have been spotted together several times after the actress ended her relationship with Japanese-Brazilian model Daniel Matsunaga.
Escudero bade goodbye to the show on Friday, and said he hopes that he could return next year.
Aquino said that she expects the senator to return to her show on June 2013, after the mid-term elections.
"Today is the birthday celebration and pansamantalang farewell episode kasi inaasahan ko after June 30 ay babalik ka," Aquino told Escudero, who replied: "Kung tatanggapin mo ako."