Andi Eigenmann addresses Jake Ejercito's allegations against her parenting
Andi sheds light on her side of the story in latest tirade with Jake.
Andi Eigenmann has responded to former boyfriend Jake Ejercito's claims that she "misinformed" him regarding their child Ellie's graduation date which he consequently did not get to attend.
According to a Fashion Pulis report, it was this event that prompted Jake to file a case petitioning for joint custody for Ellie.
In an interview with members of the press after the April 2 press conference of "The Greatest Love", the actress clarified that Jake's invitation for Ellie's graduation went through his sister Jerika, who is Andi's main line of communication within Jake's family.
"Birthday niya 'yung graduation ni Ellie...March 27 alam ko birthday ni Jake 'yun so ako [I texted] si Ate [Jerika]...sabi ko, 'Ate, can you tell Jake na sobrang welcome siya. Ellie's graduation, birthday niya, I think that would be the best birthday gift'," she explained.
"Kasi kami ni Ellie 'pag special occasions like Christmas we really like to go shopping tapos tinutulungan ko siyang maghanap ng gift for her dad. Stuff like that. So sabi ko ay feeling ko best birthday gift 'to for her Dad kasi graduation na ni Ellie and big deal naman sa kanya 'yung education. Sa whole family."
Andi continued, "Kaso nga lang biglang, noong una sabi [ni Ate Jerika] pwede raw bang isama 'yung ibang [Ejercito] family members tapos 'yung akin parang 'Uhh, wait lang gusto ko lang maintindihan mo Ate na 'yung mom ko (Jaclyn Jose) syempre pinili ko si Jake over my mom sa day na 'to. So hindi naman puwedeng 10 tickets sa akin. Siyempre may iba pang mga pamilya sa graduation. So sabi ko na kung puwedeng [si Jake] lang kasi siya naman 'yung tatay 'di ba tsaka ako. Pwede na 'yun."
"Noong lumapit na 'yung graduation, hindi naman na sila nagte-text o nagpaparamdam, eh hindi naman nga kami maayos 'yung communication diba? Hindi nagte-text or nagpaparamdam," Andi explained.
"Tapos 'yung mom ko nagtampo siya 'Ba't naman 'di ako kasali e apo ko 'yan?' Eh nanay ko 'yun eh sinong pipiliin ko? 'Yung taong 'yan o nanay ko na mahal na mahal ko 'di ba? Eh 'di malamang nanay ko 'di ba?"
Andi further explained that she actually committed an honest mistake of getting the date for the graduation wrong, that it was actually March 24 and not March 27. According to Andi, she didn't bother updating the Ejercitos.
She explained, "So sabi ko 'Ay okay!' eh parang 'di naman sila nagte-text na, parang days before March 24. Tapos 'yung mom ko nga nagtatampo. Sabi ko sige okay lang. Sabagay 'di naman sila nagte-text. 'Sige Nanay punta ka nalang po, kayo nalang po pumunta March 24 po.' Eh hindi naman kami nag-uusap eh 'di ba so 'wag nga siyang mambintang, 'di niya ko kilala."
Their child Ellie legally bears Andi's last name. She was born November 23, 2011.
Jake confirmed he's Ellie's father late last year.