|Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero. File photo
MANILA, Philippines - Actress Heart Evangelista confessed that Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero makes her happy.
"Yes, he makes me laugh. All kinds of [laughter]. We are having fun," Evangelista said in an interview aired on "Kris TV", an ABS-CBN morning talk show hosted by Kris Aquino.
On Friday, Escudero finally admitted that he is in a relationship with Evangelista.
"I would like to think so, yes," Escudero told Aquino when asked if Evangelista is his girlfriend.
Escudero made the announcement on his last day as guest co-host on "Kris TV."
"Happy, happy birthday Senator Chiz, may God bless you more. Congrats on your show, you are doing very well and hello everyboday at 'Kris TV'," Evangelista said.
Asked to describe the senator, the actress replied, "Nakakatawa siya. He is a very funny person, pero pagdating sa serious matters, seryoso siya. Pero kapag walang nakatingin, normal siyang tao. [He is] very down to earth, cowboy [siya], ganyan."
Evangelista and Escudero have been spotted together several times after the actress ended her relationship with Japanese-Brazilian model Daniel Matsunaga.
The senator's seven-year marriage to Christine Elizabeth “Tintin” Flores has been annulled.