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PHOTOS: Heart Evangelista and Chiz Escudero Create A Family Christmas Photo

Chiz Escudero and Heart Evangelista’s family Christmas photos show how blended families are now widely accepted.

Blended families are becoming more widely accepted as lifestyle icon and socialite Heart Evangelista and former Senator Chiz Escudero suddenly posted a family photo of them with twin children Cecilia (also lovingly nicknamed Chesi) and Joaquin (also known as Quin). With them in the photo includes the four dogs of the Evangelista-Escudero Home: Panda, Casper, Khaleesi, and Chico.

“From our family to yours 🎄 have a blessed Christmas and happy holidays! 🤍🥂From our family to yours!” she writes on her Instagram post.

L-to-R: Heart Evangelista, Chiz Escudero, and the twin children: Cecilia and Joaquin
L-to-R: Heart Evangelista, Chiz Escudero, and the twin children: Cecilia and Joaquin
Source: Heart Evangelista Instagram

Cecilia and Joaquin are Chiz Escudero’s children with singer and stage actress Christine Elizabeth Flores.

Enjoying Life Away From Society

Unfortunately, the only one missing in this wholesome Christmas photo is Heart’s beloved German Shepherd named Yogi Bear who passed away on November 21, 2023. In an interview last 2012, she also added how he was always the source of her strength when things got hard. “I have taught Yogi many things. I make time for him and he loves me back, unconditionally,” Heart intimates.

Before the loss of Yogi, Heart Evangelista had also opened up about the heartbreak of losing her children in an episode of Fast Talk With Boy Abunda last May. And while she wasn’t sure whether or not she wanted to be a mom back then, she shared also that the feeling her twins left her with taught her a valuable lesson.

“Even for a brief moment in my life, I realized that I can be a better person. Not necessarily that you have to give birth, not necessarily that you have to physically be a mom, but the idea in what my angels made me feel, good enough for me,” she added.

But the sudden break of Heart’s usual fashion and lifestyle curation on her Instagram proves a change in the times that blended families have and deserve just as much love as the traditional kind.

Christmas is for every kind of family

Because it’s such a family-centric event, Christmas often deals with a lot of logistics. Whose house will serve as the venue, who’s bringing which food, who has special dietary restrictions, which family do we celebrate it with — all those thoughts are part of a delicate logistic balance when trying to make sure everyone enjoys the holidays.

But so long as both sides work together in making each other happy for the holidays, Heart Evangelista, Chiz Escudero, the children: Joaquin and Cecilia, and even Christine Flores will have twice the fun these holidays!

More about blended families?

Jennylyn Mercado and Dennis Trillo: Blended Together
Camille Prats and VJ Yambao: The Building Blocks of a Blended Family
New Family, New Year for Sunshine Cruz and Her Daughters

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