Heart Evangelista has revealed that she doesn’t have any existing formal management contract with Mrs. Cecile Ongpauco, her mother, who is acting as her talent manager. But the 28-year old actress and TV host said she is not considering firing her mom as her manager despite the recent falling out between the two of them.
In a media interview, Evangelista disclosed that she is still wondering how her professional relationship with her mom would go on despite their obvious gap these days. She is confident that the two of them would manage to get around with the setup. Evangelista added that she is asking other people to communicate in her behalf with her mom regarding showbiz commitments.
Evangelista and Ongpauco got into a controversial word war in the last couple of weeks after the Ongpaucos publicly despised Evangelista’s romantic relationship with the 43-year old senator Chiz Escudero. Rumors have circulated that Escudero had been advising Evangelista to fire her mom as her manager and to handle her own finances.
The two announced their ongoing relationship several months ago. The Ongpaucos have been very vocal about their disapproval of the relationship. They had been accusing Escudero of being impolite and discourteous to them.
Incidentally, Evangelista has also recently revealed that she is currently handling and managing her own finances. She has also started getting into some negotiations related to her career. In the same media interview, she said she is enjoying the experience of being totally independent and in control of her life these days. She has realized that there are more things to be appreciated when she started getting familiar with the business side of her showbiz career.
Evangelista’s daytime GMA-7 soap opera ‘Forever’ is set to end next week. She is still clueless about the next assignment to be given to her by the Kapuso Network. She also revealed that she is not scheduled to shoot any TV commercial soon. After her current drama series, Evangelista plans to take a short vacation.
It can be recalled that Evangelista and her mom had a fallout with her former manager Anabelle Rama some years ago. Rama went mad when the Ongpaucos fired her as Evangelista’s manager at that time. Ironically, the same issue was revived weeks ago, but this time aimed at Ongpauco, who was rumored to have been fired by her daughter as a talent manager.