Heart Evangelista: ‘Definitely, I’ll have my baby next year’
NO doubt she is happily married.
Almost two months after her wedding with Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero at the exclusive Balesin Island in Quezon, actress Heart Evangelista said she has “well-adjusted to married life” and to being a mom to the twins of her husband.
“It’s been a fun actually,” Evangelista told INQUIRER.net at the sidelines of a bridal fair in Pasay City.
Despite her hectic schedule, she said she always find time to spend the day with her husband.
“We are both home buddy. We both love to cook and we’re both carefree,” she said.
She said she has a “very good” relationship with her husband’s twins.
“Now that we’re married, I feel more comfortable because in the beginning, I was a little unsure. I was afraid, how will I behave in front of them,” she said.
Evangelista said she treats the kids like her own.
“I treat them like my own, like little kids and it’s getting better every day, especially now that it’s summer we have more time together,” she said.
The actress said she stays with Escudero and the kids in Sorsogon whenever they have time.
“We just usually stay at home. We like staying at home. We are being home buddies watching TV, talking, cooking, those things,” she said.
She revealed that Escudero loves to cook.
“Chiz also loves to cook so that’s our thing,” she said, adding that Escudero has always been responsible about household stuff.
Plans on having a baby
Evangelista said she does not want to rush things although she admitted that she has the “certain freedom or independence” now.
According to her, she wants to have two kids although her husband would joke that he wants five.
“Niloloko niya ako na lima o apat. Ako siguro baka maximum ko na yung two. Gusto ko kasi to make sure na pantay yung ibibigay ko sa kanila, na matututukan ko sila,” she said.
“Siguro if ever talagang gustong-gusto ko baka makahabol ako ng three somewhere down the line,” she added.
She said she would give it a year to have her own baby.
“Definitely, I’ll have my baby next year,” she said.
“I already have two little kids beside me. Kumbaga nag-advance ako, kumbaga nagpa-practice ako sa kanila in preparation for my own,” she added.
She said she is making sure she is healthy in preparation for having a baby.
“I make sure I am healthy. I need everything. I am making sure everything is perfect,” she said.
Falling in love with Senator Chiz
“I was already in love with him before I met him,” Evangelista admitted.
She said she admired Escudero for “what he stands and for just everything of who he is.”
“But the moment I met him, he went beyond my expectations. I did not imagine him to be who he is so that sealed the deal,” she said.
“Definitely, it’s a dream come true. Even more than a dream,” she added.
Evangelista said their wedding in Balesin was “perfect.”
It’s so perfect that it will take me more than a lifetime to remember every detail of the wedding,” she said.
She said she is so “blessed” to have a husband that did everything for her.
“It will forever linger in our life because it was really an experience to remember,” she said.
Being married to a politician
She said she was overwhelmed after the wedding.
“I am very blessed to have a husband that is very normal at home actually not even at home. He is such a normal guy that he forgets he is a politician so I am not pressured,” she said.
According to her, Escudero will always tell her, “just be yourself.”
Relationship with parents
The actress said she and her parents are okay.
“My parents are okay. I think I am the only one that can understand our kind of setup which doesn’t really bother me as much as before when I want a little bit younger,” she said.
She admitted that she wants a “certain way” but has realized that she “cannot change their ways.”
“At the end of the day, what’s important is we have life, were living and we cannot waste time,” she said.
She said she and her parents “see each other as much as we can.”
“I am with them all the time and hopefully, with a lot of prayers susunod na rin si Chiz,” she said.
It could be remembered that Evangelista’s parents were not in favor of Escudero to be their daughter’s husband. To show their disapproval, they did not attend the wedding.
“As long as there is life there is hope. So, let’s wait for that,” Evangelista said.
Promise to Chiz
She said Escudero is “very sweet.”
“His language of love is service,” she said.
Asked about her message to her husband, she has this to say, “Thank you so much being a blessing in my life. You changed me and my life permanently and I will forever be grateful to God for finally giving you to me. I waited for such a long time and I finally have you, so thank you.” AC