MANILA – Actress Heart Evangelista and Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero had a chance to "get to know each other more" during their recent trip to Hong Kong, the actress shared.
"Yes, pumunta kami ni Chiz sa Hong Kong, enjoy naman kami doon," Evangelista told "StarTalk" in an interview aired Saturday.
"Nag-enjoy ako, nakapag-relax ako kahit paano, kasi next week everyday na ako [magta-trabaho]," added the former Kapamilya actress, whose relationship with Escudero was confirmed by the Senator on live television in late October.
Evangelista, 27, and Escudero, 43, flew to Hong Kong on November 1, and returned to the Philippines three days later, November 4.
"When you travel kasi, you get to know each other more 'di ba," Evangelista said of the trip.
"Nakilala ko siya even more. Wala namang difference, kasi hindi naman ako nagpapanggap, hindi siya nagpapanggap, so walang [bago]," she added.
Asked to describe her current boyfriend after Brazilian-Japanese model Daniel Matsunaga, Evangelista referred to Escudero as someone "very sincere."
"Mabait [si Chiz], sobrang bait niya. Seryoso siyang tao. Napaka-down to earth niya, napaka-sincere niya sa lahat ng tao and funny siya, very funny," Evangelista said of Escudero, whose seven-year marriage with his former wife was recently annulled.
"Maalaga talaga kasi siya eh…dahil I think he's older, tapos ako younger, kasi I'm very sheltered kumbaga. He lets me enjoy what I want to do," she added.
Wedding bells soon?
Evangelista also shrugged off speculations that the lawmaker is "using" her celebrity to further his political career.
"Okay lang, bahala sila, hindi naman sila 'yung kinikilig eh," she said, laughing.
"That's why I like to keep it private, dahil ayaw ko nga ng intriga. Business ko 'yun eh. Kung may sinasabi sila, okay lang, wala naman sa'kin eh," Evangelista added.
Now approaching her 30's, is the former Kapamilya star ready to settle down with Escudero?
"Oh my gosh," she said, laughing, "Huwag muna, wait, masyadong maaga pa!"