Amid controversy, Matt Evans a committed dad


Posted at Mar 05 2013 01:00 PM | Updated as of Mar 05 2013 09:00 PM

Actor Matt Evans. File photo

MANILA, Philippines -- Despite his differences with partner Johnelline Hickens, actor Matt Evans remains committed to their daughter Natalie Kurt, saying she means the world to him.

"Sobrang masaya. The best na experience sa buong buhay ko," Evans said as he participated on the game show "Minute To Win It" on Tuesday.

Evans, who appears in the afternoon series "Paraiso," said it is his daughter who inspires to work hard.

"Sobrang laking (inspiration), lahat ng attention mo doon na mapupunta. Totoo 'yan (siya ang reason bakit ako nandito sa show)," Evans told the show's host Luis Manzano.

Last October, Evans made headlines after he was arrested and jailed for allegedly hurting Hickens.

In a previous interview with, Evans denied hurting Hickens, saying their rift started from a very small misunderstanding involving his friends.

A hearing on the case is set on March 19 at a regional trial court in Pasig City.