Over a week since Max Eigenmann confirmed that Jake Ejercito is the biological father of Andi Eigenmann’s four-year-old daughter, Ellie, Jake broke his silence on the issue with an emotional Instagram post dedicated to Ellie on Sunday, October 2.
“There will have been a lot of things you've heard and read by now and I'm glad you've somehow stumbled upon this. Cause this is one of the very few truths that matter.
It may have taken me years to find out by myself, but I've been here for you even before your first precious breath- nothing and no one has or will ever change that.
You've only brought good things to my life and I promise to do the same to you a hundredfold. Know that everything has been and will always be for you. And that I will hold your hand the whole way through.
I can't wait till you start asking me questions. Although words will certainly fail to express how much I love you, our love story is filled with fun, optimism, and immeasurable bliss. It's a story of a million beautiful memories that no one can ever take away from us and I'd endlessly be proud to share it with you.
As we always tell each other whenever we part ways or go to sleep, you will always be my princess and I, your first love.
Stay real and stay bright, my love x”
On September 23, Andi’s ex-boyfriend, Albie Casino, released an official statement to Cosmopolitan Philippines about the issue.
On September 30, Andi released an official statement to PEP.ph through her talent agency, Viva Artists Agency. She said:
"Recent events have put my daughter, Ellie, into the limelight with the media, netizens, and strangers questioning who her father is. I made a conscious choice to not talk about the paternity of my daughter in order to protect the privacy of Ellie. Although she was born into a showbiz family, as a mother, I would like to shield her from the intrigues and gossip that are part of this industry. Growing up, Ellie knew who her father was and he has been there for her, and that’s all that matters. I hope this will put the issue to rest, out of concern for my very young daughter. I’m requesting everyone to respect the privacy of Ellie."