Confirmed! Heart Evangelista is getting married to boyfriend Sen. Chiz Escudero!
Yes! Magazine broke the news on Instagram via a repost from Heart's good friend, Arnold Sebastian Mendoza (@SebastianDesu). It seems that the senator popped the question while the two and their friends were in Sorsogon for the long weekend. Sebastian posted this photo of the bride-to-be on his Instagram page with the caption, "Heart and Chiz, engaged na!!!! :)"
The photo's a little blurry, but LOOK AT THE SIZE OF HER RING!
Sebastian later posted another photo of Heart, this time with the senator—who was looking dapper in a white polo. "Congrats my dearest Heart and Chiz!!! @iamhearte @iamchize #sorsogonishtheveysh #heartandchiz," he wrote.
The engagement comes as no surprise to many, since Heart revealed earlier this year (March 2014) that she is ready for marriage. "Next year [I'll be married]. I'll be engaged actually this year," she said on ABS-CBN News.
Sen. Chiz and Heart had their first date in May 2012, and officially became a couple by July 31 of the same year. The secret to their long-lasting relationship? "Wala kaming itinago sa isa't isa. Open, bukas and what you see is what you get, walang false pretenses, maganda ang simula," the senator said in an interview.
ADDED AT 10:01PM: Check out these photos of Sen. Chiz on bended knee via makeup artist Albert Kurniawan's Instagram account!
ADDED AT 10:16 PM: Can we please discuss Heart's MAJOR engagement bling?!
ADDED AT 10:48 PM: Heart's BFF Lovi Poe was also in Sorsogon to witness Sen. Chiz's proposal. The actress, who came with boyfriend Rocco Nacino, posted an Instavid of the beautiful fireworks display.
Lovi also took to her Instagram to post a photo of the people who helped plan the surprise. "After months of planning, congratulations @saychiz for pulling off the best surprise for @iamhearte!!! We're so happy that we're here to witness this special occasion! I love you guys!!"