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Heart Evangelista reveals how Chiz Escudero has been protective of her 'gentle heart' ever since

By Melanie Uson Published Feb 01, 2023 10:40 pm

Breakup rumors may have loomed over Heart Evangelista and Chiz Escudero's relationship last year, but the longtime couple has incessantly been each other's dearest supporter through and through.

Rumors about the couple's alleged breakup began circulating when Heart dropped her husband's surname from her Instagram profile in August 2022.

While she has been quashing the tittle-tattles since December of last year, the actress and fashion icon gave fans (and bashers) a deeper look into their unchanged relationship in a recent interview with MEGA magazine.

During the interview, Heart explained how she has grown to become nonchalant about the rumors thrown at her as a public figure. And the socialite said it's all thanks to Chiz who has been supportive of her ever since.

“There are certain people that feel like you can’t make it without them,” she said. “I don’t want to be a hostage of anything and anyone. And I’m just very appreciative of my husband for seeing that."

The actress went on to reveal how the senator has been protective of her because she has "a gentle heart."

She continued, "I think, in a way, maybe he was afraid for me, that I would be hurt by the world, or the letdowns, or people doing things to me, because he knew that I had such a gentle heart, and he thought I wouldn’t survive a heartbreak. But I can survive anything."

Heart has been constantly in the public eye since her acting debut in 2000 through ABS-CBN's youth-oriented show G-mik. Throughout her 23-year career, the actress has become the subject of several issues and bashing. Now, she is done listening to unsolicited comments about her. 

She told the portal that along the way, she has learned to break away from "being pressured to have a baby" and the "pressures of being a certain mold" even if that meant losing people in her life.  

“I went through a stage where I went under fire,” she said, describing an instance when she decided to take a leap and create a big change. “I had to pass through fire and not a lot of people could pass through that fire with me,” she added. 

She went on to reveal that she is finally living her life on her own terms stronger and grittier than ever.

“People will always have something to say. But, now, I totally don’t care. And if I do want something, I’ll do it my way,” she said. 

“I do have plans and I do like to pressure myself, but I have no regrets. And you never know when the time is up. So, I will just work towards my dream. I will work towards building something for my family, for myself. But if I don’t get there, I won’t get heartbroken about it.” 

Embarking on her journey of self-love, Heart emphasized one thing, “I’m not here to live up to your standards, and you’re not here to live up to mine.” 

She continued, “I’m glad that I said ‘no’ to a lot of people. I’m glad that I put my foot down. And I’m glad that I was supported by the people who truly matter.”