Andi Eigenmann discovers new side of daughter Ellie

Ellie is such a trooper!
by Nikko Tuazon
May 22, 2019
Andi Eigenmann on daughter Ellie: "She knows to always look at the brighter side of everything..."
PHOTO/S: @andieigengirl on Instagram

Andi Eigenmann is a proud mom.

On May 19, she did some island-hopping with seven-year-old daughter Ellie, her partner Philmar Alipayo, and some of their friends.

The activity did not come without challenges—among them was a 10-minute walk on a beach filled with sharp objects under the scorching heat of the sun.

But the 28-year-old actress was amazed by Ellie's resilience and ability to look at the bright side of the situation.

She wrote, "On this sunny afternoon, we hopped on a boat with some friends for a picnic on another island.

"She didn’t want to go, but I told her it would be fun.

"We got there at low tide, so we had to get down the boat and walk a good 10mins to get to our spot.

"Both being barefoot, philmar had to juggle giving us a hand and making sure our belongings dont get wet. (Definitely a test of love he passed with flying colors but thats not my story here).


"Ellie was not loving the sharp and painful walk at all.

"It was also scorching hot, that I actually got scared of the sun applying sunscreen on both our bodies repeatedly.

"I then figured, maybe we shouldn’t have come at all."

Andi did not complain, and actually enjoyed the things she saw on the island.


The celebrity mom continued, "BUT there was also a rock pool under a shade with so many little fish and all the corals she saw on this book on underwater life.

"She got excited pointing them all out.

"Also from a short distance we got a good view of lovely longboard waves with surfers having a blast."

To Andi's delight, Ellie was also in her element.

"She also ate with her hands for the first time!

"I even remember telling her there was LTE but she couldn’t care less.

"She was too busy exploring the island, picking up trash with her friends, and just allowing her curiosity to take over.

"Without my help, she was discovering and learning new things about the environment we live in, and she was loving being around nature.

"I heard not a single complaint."

Toward the end of her post, Andi said it was a moment that she would treasure forever.


"This day will probably just be another day on the island for Ellie, but it is one Ill treasure forever.

"Because one of my goals as a parent is to raise my kids to have a positive outlook on life.

"And here is proof Ive succeded!

"she knows to always look at the brighter side of everything— To accept that this world is not perfect, and we have no control over it.

"But what we do have control over, is our attitude, and how we choose to look at life.

"And so far, I like the way she looks at life. [flower emoji]"


Ellie is Andi's daughter by her former boyfriend, Jake Ejercito, son of former Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada.

Andi Eigenmann is now 30 weeks pregnant with Philmar's baby.

The couple started dating in June 2018.

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PHOTO/S: @andieigengirl on Instagram
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