In what seems to be a never ending saga in the controversial breakup of Andi Eigenmann and Jake Ejercito, new developments about their ongoing alleged joint custody battle have surfaced.
Andi defended her boyfriend Emilio Arambulo against allegations made by Jake. Jake claims that Andie neglects their five-year-old daughter Ellie, and spends most of her time with Emilio. In a report by PEP.ph, Andi spoke about the issue during a recent press conference, saying:
"That's what I don’t understand, e, laging kinukuwestiyon na magkakasama kami [ni Emilio]. Siyempre may sarili na akong pamilya, pero hindi naman ibig sabihin nun na hindi na pamilya ni Jake si Ellie. Pero sinasabi niya rin na lagi kong iniiwan ang anak ko, na lagi kong kasama ang boyfriend ko. Hindi kasi ako nagpo-post ng pictures [of] the three of us on Instagram. Kasi sa akin, that's the least that I can do, maging sensitive naman ako na nasa akin na nga ang anak ko, 'yung tatay pa, parang mang-aasar pa ba ako, na sasaktan ko pa na family ko with someone else?"
The Kapamilya actress went on to say that Emilio is in no way trying to take Jake's place as Ellie's father:
"Oo naman, mahal na mahal ni Emilio si Ellie, and I know that it's the same, she said so. But I wanted to be clear that he will not ever try to take Jake's place. Hindi niya gagawin 'yun. Hindi naman siya bastos at saka 'di naman kailangan."
Acknowledging her faults in their rocky relationship, Andi went on to give credit to Jake being a good person:
"I'm not ashamed —just because of all the time that he hurt me or we hurt each other, may kasalanan din naman ako. I’m not gonna be ashamed to still say, of course, he's a good guy, pero hindi kami good for each other."
Andi went on to share an instance when Emilio wanted to personally talk to Jake about the issue:
"Hindi niya maintindihan kasi iba sila mag-isip. Sabi niya sa akin, 'Alam mo, kausapin ko na lang kaya si Jake? Baka puwede ko siyang kausapin to understand na hindi kita inaagawan. Huwag kang mag-alala, sobrang love ka ni Ellie.'"
"Lalo pang magagalit yun," she replied. "Hindi ganun yun, hindi ganun kasimple, hindi ganun kadali."
Stressing, "Hindi siya nakikialam, basta ang kanya, 'Babe, I am here for you, I love you, and I won't ever let anything bad happen to you.'"
"[Siya 'yung] living proof na nagbago na ako, tumanda na ako."
To read Andi's full interview, visit PEP.ph.