Heart Evangelista revels in her independence-A A +A
Thursday, September 19, 2013
KAPUSO actress Heart Evangelista said she's happy living on her own and enjoys her new found independence from her family.
Earlier this year the 28-year-old actress had misunderstanding with her parents after she decided to enter to a romantic relationship with Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero.
Mrs. Cecille and Ray Ongpauco strongly articulated their distaste on their daughter’s decision.
Her mother was even caught saying Heart is treating Chiz the same way she treated her former boyfriends.
"She allows them to practically live in her condo. She spends for all the households, including groceries. She allows them to use her Mercedes-Benz and she even pays for the gas," said Mrs. Cecille Ongpauco.
Heart left her parents care and decided to live on her own.
"Ang hirap but I love it. I've grown so much as a woman. It made me practical with a lot of things," she said when Sun.Star got to interview her during the press launch of her latest afternoon series.
The actress shared that she's now paying the bills, maintaining her condo unit and would usually shop for all the supplies needed in the house, including the content of her refrigerator.
"Kapag nakikita ko na 'yung mga babayaran, medyo nasasaktan na ako kasi ilang taping days din yung ipagta-rabaho ko. Masarap. Minsan nakakatakot pag alone in the house because wala si Mom, pero okay naman," Heart said.
Heart said she's in speaking terms with her parents but declined to give more details about their reported reconciliation, "We're okay but it is something I don't want to talk so much because I want to do the opposite after the whole fiasco. I'm just keeping it to myself."
The actress said it's her way of showing sincerity in mending her relationship with her father and mother. Heart said she doesn't need the publicity just to get "good girl" image on television.
Meanwhile, the Kapuso star clarified that Chiz doesn't need to exert effort to close the gap with her family because the Senator has been very patient since the beginning of their relationship.
Heart said it's not yet the right time for her parents and Chiz to kiss and make up.
"He always make an effort from the very beginning. I really think he shouldn't do anything. My relationship with my parents is okay, that is what's important. Life is too short. May mga bagay talaga na hindi mapipilit. But at the end of the day, if this person makes you happy, choice mo 'yan," said Heart.
Heart also clarified that his boyfriend doesn't mind if she’s works again with co-star Sid Lucero in "Magkano Ba Ang Pag-Ibig?"
The two dated before the senator came in the picture. They also starred together in primetime series "Legacy."
"He never interferes with my work or if I have to work with somebody that I dated before or my ex-boyfriend. He has no problem whatsoever. He's very understanding when it comes to my job," said the actress.
Heart said Sid is a good friend and she's very comfortable working with him.
She added that one of the advantage of dating an older guy is they’re mature enough to understand what’s real from reel.
"I guess it's nice to date someone older than you because they're above that (jealousy)," said Heart.
"Magkano Ba Ang Pag-Ibig" will premiere starting September 30 on GMA-7. (Glaiza Jarloc/Sunnex)