Actress Heart Evangelista wasn’t able to mask her sadness over the passing of one of “second mother” former Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago.
Many mourned the passing of the feisty lawmaker who succumbed to stage 4 lung cancer this morning after almost two years of battling it.
Heart is one of the known close friends of the late senator. In fact, it was the Asia’s Iron Lady who paved the way for the actress to meet her husband Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero.
The actress paid a tribute to her “mentor” by recalling their fondest memories together via a series of Instagram posts.
It may also be recalled that the former politician was very vocal that Heart was the celebrity crush of her late son Alexander Robert who died in 2003.
Many years later, Heart asked for legal help and sought the help of the acclaimed lawyer who offered her service pro bono. That moment marked a friendship between the two, which became stronger through the years.
In an interview at Tunay na Buhay, the actress said that it was the senator who introduced herself to her by giving her a calling card. From then on, she the late senator became Heart’s go-to person whenever she needs help, may it be personal or legal.
The next thing she knew, they became almost inseparable with them spending long hours chatting at Miriam’s house. At one point, the two even bonded by travelling abroad.