It was Senator Chiz Escudero’s first time to walk the red carpet last night, December 22, at the screening of Sosy Problems.
His girlfriend Heart Evangelista was part of the film’s lead cast, which also included Solenn Heussaff, Bianca King, and Rhian Ramos, whose boyfriend KC Montero was also at the event held in SM Megamall.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) took the chance to have a brief Q & A session with the 43-year-old politician.
Would he say that Heart has the qualities he is looking for in a long-term partner?
"Definitely," he said with a smile. "Anybody in a relationship would want to have that."
What does he like most about Heart?
"Sobrang lambing niya," he answered.
What are their plans for Christmas?
"We’ll be spending it with the family. We’re going to see each other later during the week."
Chiz mentioned that Heart has already met his children with his ex-wife Christine "Tintin" Flores.
What do his four-year-old fraternal twins, Maria Cecilia and Joaquin Cruz, call Heart?
"[They call her] Tita," he revealed.
Would Senator Chiz consider this holiday season as a very Merry Christmas for him?
"Compared to last year, definitely. Compared to the previous years, definitely."
How does he deal with the 16-year gap between him and his girlfriend?
"I don’t notice it. I hope she doesn’t either," he quipped. "We don’t talk about it. We understand each other and we share a lot of things together."
How does he adjust to the fact that he is committed to someone from showbiz? How is he dealing with intrigues?
"Labas ako diyan. First time kong ma-in love sa isang showbiz [personality] at wala akong balak na gawing madalas ito.
"Siya rin walang balak na gawing madalas ito."
Is it okay for him if Heart does kissing scenes or love scenes with her leading men in future projects?
"Trabaho ’yon. Okay lang ’yon," he said with a smile.
Will he limit Heart from doing kissing scenes or love scenes in her projects?
"Labas ako diyan," he stated.
Would he consider watching Heart doing love scenes with other men onscreen?
"Hanggang tingin siguro!" Senator Chiz said with a laugh as the interview ended.