Matt Evans arrested again for physical violence


Police arrested actor Matt Evans on Friday, July 31, in Sampaloc, Manila, over alleged physical violence charges.

Manila Police District report said Evans violated Republic Act 9262 or Anti- Violence Against Women and their Children Act of 2004.


According to the MPD report, the bail Evans needed to settle was P36,000 for him to temporarily released.

In 2012, Matt Evans was first arrested also due to physical violence charges filed by her previous girlfriend.

Evans’ former live-in partner Johnelline Hickins had him arrested and detained at a precinct jail in Pasig on October 21, 2012, after he allegedly hurt her and her brother during an altercation at their home, a day before his 26th birthday. Evans was released two days after on a ₱200 bail. According to the initial report, Hickins and her brother were planning a surprise birthday party for Evans when the actor and Hickins had a heated argument. Hickins fell off the stairs while she and Evans were arguing, prompting the girl’s brother to intercept. The brother said he tried to stop the actor from hurting his sister, who just gave birth last month, but he was kicked in the face and then held a knife to his face.


The camp of Evans, however, denied that the actor inflicted any injury against his then-girlfriend and her brother.

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In 2018, Evans married businesswoman Riza Katrina Evans, who was arrested for estafa in 2019.

Matthew Nicolas Evans (born October 22, 1986) is a Filipino actor of American descent who was a contender of the Philippine reality television show Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 1. He rose to fame through his Filipino teleseryes Komiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko, Tanging Yaman, and Rosalka. He studied college at Far Eastern University, Manila.

Evans has a daughter with former partner Johnelline Hickins (daughter of former ’80s star, Coca Nicolas). On October 3, 2013, Evans married Katrina Fariñas, who belongs in a prominent political family in the Philippines, the Fariñas Family of Ilocos Norte. In 2014, they welcomed their first child, Hayley Marley.

Evans also adopted Fariñas’ son from a previous relationship. Thus the child is now using the name Hayden Tyler Fariñas Evans. In 2015, Evans announced that they were expecting “baby Evans #3”, Ellie Madison, who is Fariñas’ and Evans’ second child together.