Chiz on Heart’s Esquire cover
Re-electionist senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero said he is in no position to prevent his girlfriend, actress Heart Evangelista, from appearing on the cover of a men’s magazine.
Evangelista is currently on the cover of the “election issue” of men’s magazine Esquire Philippines.
The former Kapamilya actress is seen wearing a white, low-neck tank top bearing the word “vote” and a pair of black panties on the magazine’s May 2013 issue.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News on Wednesday, Escduero said Evangelista is old enough to know what is good or bad for her.
“Nasa edad na siya, kaya na niyang magpasya sa sarili niya. Siguro kung humihingi lang ng payo, ng paalala, doon lang siguro. Pero maliban doon, hindi ko pinanghihimasukan at pinapakialaman,” he said.
Escudero said he and Evangelista also made sure that their respective jobs won’t affect their relationship.
“Okay lang, career niya iyon. Trabaho niya iyon. Parati naman naming ihinihiwalay iyon. Kaya nga kahit kalian, hindi ko isinama si Heart sa mga kampanya dahil to be fair, si Heart na siya nung nakilala ko siya, sikat at magaling na artista. Ako rin naman, ako na nung nakilala niya ako. Hindi naman namin kinailangan ang isa’t isa para marating ang kinaroroonan namin,” he said.
Meanwhile, Escudero denied rumors that they are already living together.
“Hindi po totoo iyon. Nakakahiya naman kay Heart. Kawawa naman si Heart sa mga balitang lumalabas sa kanya. Sa akin, okay lang siguro kasi nasa pulitika ako, kandidato ako, eleksyon ngayon. Pero huwag na lang siya,” he said.
Furthermore, Escudero said they are not yet planning to settle down soon, even as his previous marriage to singer Christine Flores had been civilly annulled last year.
“Kapag may kasalan, iimbitahan ko kayo lahat at hihigop tayo ng mainit na sabaw,” joked Escudero.