Young actress and mom-to-be Andi Eigenmann was Kris Aquino's special guest in ABS-CBN's morning talk show, Kris TV.
Radiant and blooming, the Agua Bendita star answered the TV host's questions with candor in the episode aired earlier today, October 12. This episode also served as a baby shower for Andi who is due to give birth this November.
When asked about her baby girl's name, Andi revealed, "My mom [Jaclyn Jose] named her Gabrielle. It will be her second name. I'm still thinking of her first name. Her nickname will be Ellie."
Gabrielle happens to be the name of Andi's character in ABS-CBN's defunct primetime teleserye Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin.
When your mom found out, did she cry?
Andi admitted, "She did cry but never in front of me...Obvious na kakaiyak lang niya. Nakikita ko naman that she's showing me she's strong and that I will stay strong also. Para alam ko, naandiyan lang siya. At saka, hwag ako mag-alala.
"Feeling ko, ayaw niyan ipakita yung weakness, you can still see it. You can still feel it. Kasi, mommy ko naman siya. Alam ko, masakit pa rin. Pero eventually, it was easy to accept that.
"The tears that she had eventually served as tears of joy because it's not really such a bad thing. Since when was it a bad thing to get pregnant and be blessed with a child, right?"
How did you find out you were pregnant?
"I found out...getting symptoms, after Holy Week."
She revealed that she took the pregnancy test with the father of her child. Andi did not name the father of her child but she recalled that they were still together at that time. "Sabi niya, kailangan naming mag-test. Nakakatakot lalo na for one month [delayed] just to be sure. And to our surprise, positive.
Kris then followed it up by asking: "When did the communication stop?"
Andi revealed, "After it was confirmed that I was pregnant...nawala yung communication namin after..."
The actress then decided to keep the baby whom she considers a blessing. "That's why I can keep everything casual and tell my side of the story. Ako lang naman. Di siya kasama."