Heart Evangelista's parents want Chiz Escudero to leave her

Heart Evangelista’s parents want Chiz Escudero out of her life. Cecile and Rey Ongpauco said they oppose the relationship of their daughter and the senator.

The Ongpaucos told ABS-CBN News showbiz reporter Mario Dumaual that there were times they felt “disrespected” by Chiz, whom they reportedly accused of being “arrogant” and “alcoholic.”

Heart Evangelista Chiz Escudero
Actress Heart Evangelista and Senator Chiz Escudero
Mrs. Ongpauco enumerated the reasons why they’re against the relationship, as follows:
  • Heart and Chiz, although the latter is annulled, cannot marry as Catholics. The family’s wish, she said, is for their daughter to wed in the Catholic church.
  • Their wide age gap of 16 years. Heart is 28 while Chiz is 42.
  • Heart, the parents’ believe, lacks prepareness for a married life.
  • Chiz, they said, is “alcoholic.” Mr. Ongpauco revealed that the senator was drunk when they first met, which made the family feel that the politician doesn’t respect them. The senator also did not acknowledge Heart’s relative when they crossed paths.
  • Chiz allegedly snobbed and ignored Mrs. Ongpauco when she visited Heart at a set.
  • Chiz “has certain strange habits hidden from the public view,” Mrs. Ongpauco said, citing “reliable sources.”
  • The lawmaker “never” gave the Ongpaucos “the courtesy of formally asking [Heart’s] hand or even asking permission to court her.”
Mr. Ongpauco added that they no longer have communication with Heart.