On the occasion of Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada's 80th birthday today, April 19, his son Jake Ejercito posted a photo of daughter Ellie with the former President.
Jake is one of the three children of Erap with former actress Laarni Enriquez.
Ellie, on the other hand, is Jake’s five-year-old daughter with former girlfriend Andi Eigenmann.
Jake has captioned the picture with a simple birthday greeting for Erap: “Happy Bday Daddylo.”
Also in the picture is Jake’s two-year-old nephew Isaiah, son of his sister Jerika Ejercito with former boyfriend Bernard Palanca.
The photo, however, is undated. Whether it is recent or was taken during Erap's birthday celebration is not clear.
It so happened that a few weeks ago, Jake's lawyer, Atty. Ferdinand Topacio, had said in an interview that Andi "won’t let Ellie participate in the program of Mayor Erap’s 80th birthday on April 19 because of the case."
The lawyer was pertaining to Jake's petition for joint custody over Ellie.
Andi denied the claim of Jake's camp.
In fact, she said, "Katatapos lang ni Ellie ng kanyang song recording para sa birthday [ni Erap] last Wednesday at may video pa pong ipinadala sa kuya ko."
The Kapamilya actress added, "Hindi ko po alam kung bakit ginawa ng pamilya nila ito sa akin."