Heart Evangelista opens up about IVF procedure, may have a boy and a girl

HAPPY COUPLE. Sen. Francis Escudero and wife Heart Evangelista. Rumors has it that they are headed to Splitville.

Showbiz reports continue to splurge on actress and model Heart Evangelista with the speculation that she and husband, Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero, have parted ways.

The rumor mill was bolstered after Heart revealed that she has bought an apartment for herself in Paris where she attends fashion shows as a model or spectator.

The actress, who is reportedly  in Paris for work, made the statement in a recent Instagram live session with her fans.

Heart also revealed that she underwent an in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure.

In an interview for the September issue of L’Officiel Philippines, the actress became candid about her experience with IVF, admitting that it was a tough experience.

“With IVF, they inject you with fertility hormones. It was very difficult and painful. I had three injections a day over a two-week process. After harvesting and the processes that came after, they were able to gather the perfect boy and the perfect girl,” she shared.

Heart said that her embryos are already ready but she is still evaluating if she is already ready to have a child.
“I actually have a baby boy and a baby girl waiting for me, but I’m really at this stage in my life where [I ask myself], ‘Do I want a child because I want a child?’ or ‘Do I want a child because the environment or culture dictates that I should have a child?'” she said.

“I just got myself an apartment, so I do not really plan to buy anything else,” she said when asked about her latest purchase.

“But I’ve also been so busy to do anything, to shop. The only time I have to spare is to be on my bed and rest,” she added as ABS-CBN reported.

While Heart did not mention where her apartment is located, she was quick to clarify that she is not living in Paris at the moment.

“No… I have work here and I have work in the Philippines. Kailangan natin ng work because, you know, you gotta be independent to pay for your stuff,” she said.

Toward the end of her Instagram live, the comely and rich actress and model was asked when she intends to return to the Philippines.

“Indefinitely,” she said. “Just like the line from ‘Notting Hill,’ when Julia Roberts in the end.”

Heart earlier told L’Officiel magazine that she wanted to build a home in Paris, the fashion capital of the world.

The actress, according to ABS-CBN report, has also mentioned in one of her vlogs that she is going through a rough patch in her life. Her mother, Cecile Ongpauco, said she believes the couple will ride out whatever perceived challenges they are going through.

Heart and Escudero were married in February 2015 at the Balesin Island resort off Quezon province after a much-heralded conflict and eventual reconciliation between their parents. (Jeannifer T. Santos)