On February 1, 2019, Andi Eigenmann announced that she's having a baby with surfer boyfriend Philmar Alipayo! She also shared in an exclusive interview that she's already based in Siargao and that her seven-year-old daughter Ellie is super excited to have a sibling.
And in our Cosmo Up Close feature with Andi in August, she gushed about her new beau, saying, "I'm dating someone! He's a professional surfer from Siargao. He's been a friend for about a year now. It's a new relationship, so we're taking things really, really slow. But because we were already friends, the foundation is there. There's no pressure. It's really just built around surfing and the island life…eating fish."
Well, we wanted to know more about Philmar, and here's what we found out:
1. He's not just a professional surfer, he's a CHAMPION!
In September 2017, he made history by winning the 19th Siargao National Surfing Cup, the first-ever Philippine Surfing Championship Tour sanctioned event, which is also patterned after the Word Surf League.
2. He has a 3-year-old son named Kanoa.
Sooo cute! Philmar's nickname for him is "Kanono."
3. Philmar might not have known that Andi was *famous* at first!
During an interview for Tonight With Boy Abunda, Andi shared that she met Philmar while she was on vacation in Siargao. When Tito Boy asked if Philmar realized that she was a ~celebrity~, Andi said, "I'm not sure. Kasi hindi naman sila mahilig sa TV doon. Tapos doon, sa kanya rin naman nagpapa-picture yung mga tao. May time pa nga ako yung pinapahawak niya ng camera." LOL, so cute!
4. He knows how to deal with bashers (aka ignore them).
In December via Instagram Stories, Andi posted a photo of Philmar and said, "So so so happy to spend this life with you. Thanks for ignoring what others say and focusing your attention to what matters most—how I feel. Nobody has the right to tell me you are not the one for me because they don't know you at all."
5. He isn't shy about posting photos with (and of) Andi on social media!
A quick scroll through Philmar's IG feed shows that he's super proud of his GF!
Here's a snap he posted for their fourth month together:
Awww. This one says, "Miss you already."
We're so happy for these guys! Congratulations on your baby!
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