Jake Ejercito opened up for the first time about his co-parenting setup with Andi Eigenmann when it comes to raising their daughter Ellie.
In an interview with Cinemanews, Jake admitted it hadn't been easy for him and Andi to get to the setup they have now.
“Marami kaming pinagdaanan na phases. Siyempre before, immature pa kami and everything. So medyo malayo din 'yung nilakbay bago naging ganito ka-settled and smooth,” he said.
While it was difficult for them to adjust, Jake said that it was even harder for their daughter back then.
“Nakikita ko lang sa kanya dati, may times na kapag magulo, siyempre nakikita ko kay Ellie na nahihirapan din siya," he said.
"And what’s good about now is parang ang priority namin is 'yung what’s good for Ellie. So nakikita ko sa kanya na hindi na siya nahihirapan. Smooth lahat, okay 'yung communication."
Jake also shared more about his recent trip to Siargao where he picked Ellie up to stay with him for a while in Manila.
“I went there just to pick her up, para sunduin siya. Kasi nga considering si Andi may bagong baby, she has Lilo also. Mahihirapan siya kung siya pa ang magdadala dito kay Ellie. So nakiusap sa akin si Andi, kung puwede ko sunduin si Ellie and that’s what I did,” he said.
As seen on his Instagram post, Ellie served as his tour guide during his stay in the island.
“I asked her to show me kung saan siya nagpupunta every day, kung saan siya naglalaro, kung saan siya kumakain. So ‘yun ang mga inikot namin while I was there,” he shared.
It was also the first time he met Andi's surfer partner Philmar Alipayo and their newborn Koa.
“Si Lilo, na-meet ko na dito sa Manila. And then the youngest, si Koa, I met there in Siargao and also si Philmar. It was a first time also na I met him when I was there," he said.
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