Carla Abellana’s ex-boyfriend Geoff Eigenmann is going to be a dad, and the Kapuso actress-TV host is extending her congratulations to him.
“He’s of age na rin naman,” she says of her former partner on and off-screen.
“It’s not meant to happen if you’re not ready. So, of course, it’s part of God’s plan.
"Congratulations po sa kanya."
Carla, 31, says she just learned the news about the 32-year-old actor having a child soon with his girlfriend Maya, who is set to give birth this month.
“Kayo po ang unang nagsabi sa akin,” she told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) at an event held last September 13 at the SM Aura Premier in Taguig City.
The event was the launch of a collaboration between Filipino makeup brand Happy Skin and the Japanese chain of boutiques selling its own Sanrio characters merchandise.
“Congratulations po sa kanya,” she says. “At least, may baby na siya.”
Carla and Geoff first met on the set of GMA-7’s adaptation of the hit telenovela Rosalinda, which ran from July to November 2009.
Carla played the lead role of Rosalinda, and Geoff, as Fernando Jose, was her leading man.
They went on to star in the teledramas Sine Novela: Basahang Ginto and Magic Palayok.
Off-screen, Carla, the daughter of ’80s matinee idol Rey “PJ” Abellana, and Geoff, the son of actor-directors Michael de Mesa and Gina Alajar, became a romantic item.
Carla and Geoff were together four years before calling it quits in 2014.
Carla is now in a relationship with Tom Rodriguez, who played her gay husband in the 2013 drama series My Husband’s Lover.
Geoff has been dating singer Maya since early 2016.