MANILA, Philippines – Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero confirmed Tuesday, May 26 that he and wife Heart Evangelista’s parents Rey and Cecile Ongpauco met, months after their wedding.
“Nagkita rin kami pagkatapos kasi may pinuntahan din muna ako bago yon,” Chiz said.
(We saw each other, I went somewhere before that.)
He did not reveal any details of the meet-up but said he hopes that it will be the start of a good relationship between them.
“Basta maganda at maayos at papunta sa tamang direksyon at sana magpatuloy yon. At buo ang pag-asa ko na matutuloy nang ganon yon,” he said.
(For as long as we're okay and everything is fine and going the right direction, hopefully it will continue. And I am hoping positively that it will happen.)
Chiz also said that he is glad that Heart and her parents are now okay. In her Instagram posts, Heart shared that she and her parents have been spending time together, cooking and going to the mall.
Update: On Thursday, May 28, Heart posted on Instagram a photo of her and Chiz together with her parents, saying that "miracles happen" and that "anything is possible with God."
Heart’s parents have previously opposed the relationship between her and Chiz with Heart’s parents saying he was not a good influence on her. (READ:Chiz, Heart: Against all odds?)
Heart defied her parents, continuing the relationship with Chiz. The two married last February 15 at Balesin Island Club, though Heart's parents did not attend. –Rappler.com