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Heart Evangelista Biography, Age, Career, Marital Status, Salary and Net Worth
Who is Heart Evangelista?
Love Marie Payawal Ongpauco professionally known as Heart Evangelista is a well-known Filipino actress, artist, businesswoman, and socialite. Moreover, she is the current first lady of Sorsogon.
How Old Is Heart Evangelista?
She is 37 years old as of May 2022, having been born on February 14, 1985, in Manila, Philippines. Heart shares her birthdate with celebrities such as; Tati Westbrook, Karol G, Jessii Vee, Harry Holland, Justina Valentine, and many more.
Heart Evangelista Family
Who are Heart Evangelista Parents?
She was born to Reynaldo Ongpauco (Father) and Cecilia Ongpauco (Mother)
Does Heart Evangelista have Siblings?
She has five siblings. Whose names are Camile Ongpauco, Lisa Ongpauco, Miguel Ongpauco, Michelle Ongpauco, and Marjorie Ongpauco.
Heart Evangelista Education
She received her education at Colegio San Agustin Makati.
Heart Evangelista Marital Status
She is married to the love of her life Francis Escudero (born on October 10, 1969). They married in a private ceremony at the Balesin Island Club in the Philippines on February 15, 2015. Her husband is a Filipino lawyer and politician serving as the governor of Sorsogon since 2019.
Heart Evangelista Kids
She does not have any kids of her own. However, she was pregnant with twins in May 2018, but that same year, she lost both of them. Moreover, she is a stepmom to his husband’s former marriage, twin children by the name of Chesi and Quino.
Heart Evangelista Career
A Career from 2000 to 2004
She paired with John Prats from 2000 to early 2004 on the show G-mik, Trip, Amg Tanging Ina, My First Romance, and Berks. Following the success of their love team, they won the Most Popular Loveteams of RP movies of 2003, from the 33rd Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation. In addition, she won the Best New Female Personality (Best New Movie Actress and Best New TV Actress) awards from Star Awards for Movies and Star Awards for TV. Also for her single “Love Has Come My Way”, she won Texter’s and Listener’s Choice at the Himig Handog Awards. She went on and released the single “Tell Me” in Australia where it peaked at No. 18 on the charts.
A Career from 2004 to 2007
After four years in 2004, she and Prats’s popular real and reel tandem ended and the management decided to pair her with Geoff Eigenmann in the movie Bcuz of U. Also, both of them appeared on the TV series Hiram with co-stars Anne Curtis, Dina Bonnevie, and Kris Aquino. Because of her performance in the series, she earned a Star Awards Best Actress nomination. Jericho Rosales once mentioned Heart’s name in 2005, saying that he wanted her to be his leading lady in the series Panday. Heart renewed her ties with ABS-CBN in early 2007 and was on a per-project basis with her manager Angeli Pangilinan Valenciano.
A Career from 2008 to Present
She signed a GMA Artist Center exclusive contract under GMA Network in early 2008, and also started her first show Codename: Asero as a leading lady of Richard Gutierrez. In the fantasy Luna Mystika, she played the role of one of the twins. Moreover, she also appeared in the final episode of her first afternoon TV soap Sine Novela: Ngayon at Kailianmanwhich aired in September 2009.
She also starred in late 2009 and early 2010 in a primetime Koreanovela TV series Full House. And aslo she hosts the musical variety show on GMA Paarty Pilipinas. On GMA Network in the Christmas reality show Puso ng Pasko: Artista Challenge, she played a dwarf on Dwarfina. Heart went on and signed an exclusive contract under Viva Entertainment in late 2010. She alongside actresses Alessandra De Rossi and Lovi Poe starred in 2012 in the TV series Legacy which became a success throughout its run.
She was also included opposite co-star Geoff Eigenmann in the afternoon drama Forever. Her next project she starred in was Luna Blanca Book 3 onwards till its finale. Heart was then reunited with De Rossi in the afternoon soap Magkano Ba ang Pag-ibig? under the direction of Maryo J. de los Reyes. In addition, she and Legacy co-star Lovi Poe 2015 were reunited with the Beautiful Strangers, a melodrama. She also got reunited with Dwarfina co-star Dennis Trillo in 2016 in the Primetime Rom-Com Juan Happy Love Story.
Heart in September 2016 experienced a series of depression after the passing of her mentor and close friend former senator Miriam Defensor Santiago. She starred in 2017 in Mulawin vs. Ravena and also starred and paired with former U-KISS member Alexander Lee Eusebio in My Korean Jagiya. Following her exemplary acting performance, she was one of People Asia’s “People of the Year from 2018 to 2019”. She served as a judge on the 17th season of the reality talent television show StarStruck in 2019. From 2021 to 2022, she portrayed a Sorsogon fashion designer and socialite Celeste in the television drama romance series I Left My Heart in Sorsogon.
A Career as a Visual Artist
Besides acting, Heart is also an accomplished painter, as she has sold out solo exhibitions from various galleries such as the Ayala Museum and Galerie Joaquin. In her paintings, she uses her real name, Love Marie. Her first solo exhibition was held in 2014 at the Ayala Museum entitled I am Love Marie: The Art and Works of Love Marie Ongpauco. That same year, she participated in the Visual Arts Festival through the Focus on the Arts: Art in Transit exhibitions. Moreover, in 2014, she held her second solo exhibition at Galerie Joaquin through her Love Marie gallery.
At the Raffles Hotel’s Chan Hampe Galleries, Heart’s third solo exhibition Love Marie: A Solo Exhibition of a World Class Filipina was held in Singapore in 2015. In 2015 too, she collaborated with Rocio Olbes’s children’s book, Daughter of the Sun and the Moon, she also participated in the Art Fair Philipines 2015: Maarten and PortrAYAL (LAYA): Portraits for Freedom Big & Small Art Co. Heart went on and collaborated with designer Mark Bumgarner in 2016 through the LMxMB: when art meets fashion as well as with A.A. Patawaran through the book HaiNAku and other poems. At the Ayala Museum, her fourth solo exhibition was held through her Oceans Apart gallery.
Charity and Advocacy
She has a foundation entitled Hear Can that aims to help children with respiratory diseases. Since the establishment of her foundation, it has been active and has helped thousands of children with special needs. Hearty is also an LGBT icon and a recipient of Lagablab Network’s Equality Champion Award. Being a well-known international painter, she is also active in the artistic community, notably in Asia.
Heart Evangelista Height and Measurements
Adding up to her well-curved and beautiful body, she stands at a height of 5ft 1inch (1.57m) and a weight of 49kg (108lbs)
Heart Evangelista Salary and Net Worth
She has an annual salary of $5.02 million and anet worth of $3 million.
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