As far as Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero can remember, there was no “Ghost” moment in the kitchen between him and former wife Christine Elizabeth Flores.
“I don’t remember that part,” said a laughing Escudero in a mix of English and Filipino, when asked if he and Flores shared happy, even passionate moments together while working in the kitchen. “There was no scenario like that in (the movie) `Ghost`, where, instead of molding a pot, we were cooking together.”
Despite having recently parted ways after a decade-long marriage, Escudero insisted he and Flores are still friends. He may have custody over their four-year-old fraternal twins Maria Cecilia and Joaquin Cruz, but his former wife is free to visit and spend time with the children anytime.
“We’re friends right now,” he said. “No, of course, I can’t say it’s better now. But it’s much better than before. It’s not perfect.”
Escudero said that before the annulment, he and Flores had a heart-to-heart talk about their kids’ future. Whatever went on between them, they decided to completely set them aside and focus on their children.
“We both reached an agreement that the kids are important,” he said. “From that day on, we agreed to live for them.”