Heart Evangelista’s former makeup artist belies credit card rumors, but says: ‘My mouth will remain shut’
Heart Evangelista’s former makeup artist Justin Louise Soriano spoke up to dismiss rumors that the actress had fired her previous glam team, including him, because they supposedly “maxed out” her credit card and spent her money.
The said rumors apparently stemmed from a blind item by host DJ Jhaiho, in which he revealed that a “famous celebrity” had fired her “stylist and makeup artist” over money issues.
The glam team allegedly used the celebrity’s credit card but were delayed in settling their payment. DJ Jhaiho also claimed that one of the glam team members cried in front of the celebrity and admitted to spending the celebrity’s money without her permission.
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Netizens presumed that DJ Jhaiho was referring to Evangelista and her former makeup artist and hairstylist, Soriano and Jeck Aguilar, which then led Soriano to address the issue.
“Sorry but I can’t let this pass lang, especially pera ‘yung pino-point out,” Soriano said, responding to netizens asking about the issue on his Instagram page’s comments section.
“The falling-out has nothing to do with money matters. Please, let’s stop making issues,” he appealed. “We are over it already. Patahimikin na po natin ito.”
Curious netizens also flocked to Soriano’s comments section on his TikTok page, with one Joey De Guia asking about the “credit card issue.”
“Hindi ‘yan ang true reason ng falling-out,” Soriano claimed. “That was created to pivot the story. But again, my mouth will remain shut.”
“Wala kasing ginamit na credit card. I have my own business; I earn my own; I have two credit cards with limits I needed and I live within my means,” he clarified.
Soriano underscored that he has “nothing to defend” as he regards the issue as a “PR thing.” Soriano also stressed that it is only Evangelista who maxes out her credit card, with the celebrity makeup artist apparently pointing out the luxurious items the actress uses every day.
“I don’t want to make the issue big by throwing truth and clarifying it. Just like any social media scandal and controversies, this, too, shall pass,” he added. “Baliktarin lang all they want. Baliktarin nila with a twist, with different stories.”
Soriano stated that there is no non-disclosure agreement between them and Evangelista, and that he’s just opting not to elaborate on the matter to have peace. He also said that he is happy to see the actress “winning in life” even when they’re no longer working together.
Meanwhile, comedian Ogie Diaz cited rumors that it was Evangelista’s glam team that decided to part ways with the actress because they allegedly could no longer tolerate her “attitude.”
Evangelista and hairstylist Aguilar have yet to publicly comment on the matter as of this writing. /ra