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Andi Eigenmann would choose Siargao over showbiz

"In showbiz, I really miss acting. But it's not to the point that I wish I could go back."

Patricia Matalog
Patricia Matalog

6/22/2020 in News
Andi Eigenmann would choose Siargao over showbiz

Now a full-on island girl in Siargao, Andi Eigenmann admits that she misses her life as a celebrity from time to time. But not enough to go back.

In an interview with "Rated K" last June 21, the actress-vlogger opened up about her life on the island with partner Philmar Alipayo and their daughters Lilo and Ellie.


"In terms of sa buhay siyudad, ang nami-miss ko lang ay ang pamilya ko kasi wala sila, ako lang ang nandito at saka si Ellie normally. And in showbiz, I really miss acting. But it's not to the point that I wish I could go back. I wouldn't trade the life I have now for anything else," she said.



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Andi revealed that it's always been her dream to live on an island, and it was Philmar who urged her to make that dream come true.

"It was probably Philmar that made me or gave me the courage to actually make that decision but 'yung tumira po sa isla pangarap ko na siya noon pa na akala ko ay hindi ko siya maabot," she revealed.


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Her eldest daughter with Jake Ejercito, Ellie, is another reason why she decided to leave the limelight.

"Lahat ng oras ko ay nasa pag-aartista at 'yung unang sign na naisip ko na baka hindi na muna ito para sa akin is 'yung nagkaroon na ng maraming time na wala ako sa importanteng events ng buhay ng anak ko ni Ellie," she said.

"I wanted to be hands-on so I decided to take a break. While taking a break, I also got the chance to find myself and get out there and do the things that I've always wanted to do and that's going to different islands here in the Philippines. So I met surfing and I fell in love with the sport. Noong na-experience ko ang life sa Siargao, lalo na noong nakilala ko si Philmar, doon ko po mas naisip na ay parang mas dito ako nababagay. Parang mas dito kami masaya ng anak ko na si Ellie. And then we built a family together," she added.

Andi and Philmar have started planning for their future, she said.

"Plan namin na dito lang, tapos home school. Magtayo rin ng maliit na business para at least masuportahan ng maayos ang mga bata namin," she shared.


Andi and Philmar are currently in Siargao with their 10-month-old baby, Lilo. Ellie was in Manila with Jake when the community quarantine was implemented in March and has been staying there ever since.

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