Gabby Eigenmann cites “miscommunication” as the reason for the Twitter war between his half-sister Andi Eigenmann and the latter's ex-boyfriend, Jake Ejercito.
The Kapuso actor said in an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), “Ganito lang ‘yan, siyempre they're adults already.
“They do things when they think it's right and know if it's wrong.
“Ang ano ko diyan, they don't meet eye-to-eye kasi.
“It’s always miscommunication, palagi 'yan. Hindi kasi sila direct na nag-uusap.
“Kung mag-usap man sila, ginagamit ang Twitter, yun.”
Jake filed a petition for joint custody for his five-year-old daughter with Andi.
What’s Gabby’s take on that?
The 39-year-old actor answered, “If this party, the side of Jake, wanted to legalize it, okay lang yun.”
Gabby believes that miscommunication is also the reason why Jake filed a joint custody petition.
He explained, “Dumating kasi sa point na hindi na dapat umabot sa ganun, but because they don't talk, may mga miscommunication na hihiramin, hindi nagtutugma ang schedules.
“It was hard for both parties, e.
“Kasi siyempre, ang dating sa kabila [Jake’s party], ayaw pumayag.
“Ang dating sa kabila [Andi’s party], hindi naman consistent na hinihiram.
“So, to legalize it.”
And Gabby is okay with it.
He said, “Para once and for all, hindi na magkaroon ng gulo.
“Marami kasing tinatawiran 'yan. Maraming bini-bridge 'yan.
“Parang pakisabi naman puwedeng ganito, puwedeng hiramin.
“Nakakapagod din sa taong nasa gitna.”
IT'S THEIR CHOICE. Gabby has always been a father figure to Andi, even before their father, Mark Gil, passed away in 2014; while Jake has always been close to the Eigenmanns.
Does he try to meddle with their feud?
Gabby said, “No, I did, pero it came to a point na they're parents, e.
“They're of age and it's their problem.
“Ako naman, kung ano lang ang sabihin ko sa kapatid ko, kay Jake, choice nila yun kung papakinggan o hindi, e.
“Hindi naman sa sinasabi kong sayang ang mga ina-advice ko. Pero kahit anong sabihin ko, magiging decision pa rin nila yun.
“So, kung mag-meddle man ako, labas pa rin ako technically because it's their kid.”
What’s his message for both Andi and Jake?
Gabby said, “Sana dumating sa point na they'll realize na, ‘Hey, enough is enough. I mean, let's just be good parents.’
“Kahit hindi sila magkasundo sa maraming bagay, pero kapag nilagay na nila si Ellie sa gitna, yung anak nila sa gitna, iisa lang dapat ang focus nila.
“To make her better, happy child. Paglaki, matinong bata, mabait.
“Hindi ko sinasabi wala si Andi na ano… wala si Jake, hindi man sila tag team, pero when it comes to Ellie, they have to be a unit.
“Kasi, hindi mo alam kung ano ang ginagawa ng ina, hindi mo alam kung ano ang ginagawa ng ama.
“Minsan may bawal dito, may puwede rito. Hindi natin alam kung ano yun.
“Yun lang, since it's gonna be legalized, much easier for them, di ba?”
Gabby also thinks that it was a wise decision on Andi’s part to deactivate her Twitter account
“Yes, I'm so happy. Sorry, ha, I'm so happy.
“Kasi, the last time na nagkaroon sila ng Twitter war, I told her to take it down.
“Pero siyempre, sabi ko nga, desisyon pa rin nila 'yan, e,” he said.