Nine years after the high-profile romance of Heart Evangelista and Jericho Rosales ended, on a sad note at that, their fans are still hanging on the thin notion he will always be her “one true love" and “greatest love."
Imagine their joy when the two former lovers were spotted together in an exclusive celebrity dinner for a luggage brand last Friday, December 1, at Rockwell, Makati.
Their screams of delight can virtually be heard all over social media.
Tim Yap snapped the moment, and the gaze in their eyes was like a romantic scene in a teleserye when the boy meets again his long-lost love.
Netizens felt the chemistry between Heart and Jericho still, even when both have moved on and are happily married. She to Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero and he to Kim Jones.
On Facebook, a netizen shared a few quotes where Heart spoke fondly about her relationship with Jericho—three years before she married Senator Chiz.
In the cover feature of Cosmopolitan Philippines July 2012, the Kapuso actress said her time with Jericho was the “best life” she had had.
“We could live in a kubo, I don't care if we eat in a carinderia, my God, magkamay tayo!
“It's the best life I ever had, and I will never forget it,” she told Cosmo.
Heart acknowledged in the interview that even though their love didn’t last, the concept of “one true love” in connection with the Kapamilya actor has remained real for her.
Heart pointed out, “At least you met him.
“It's not sad because it was so great that you'll never, ever forget.
“You can still feel it to this day.
“The way I see it, I'm just so happy I experienced it because not all people do.”
Those words drew kilig to many people on Facebook.
At press time, the post gathered over 22,587 likes and 23,813 shares.
The comments were filled with netizens tagging their friends and sharing their own sentiments about “true love.”