The actress says she hopes the public will not judge her daughter harshly.
In an exclusive interview with TV Patrol’s
Mario Dumaual, Jacklyn Jose confirms that her daughter, actress Andi Eigenmann is 18 weeks and 2 days pregnant. “I just want to tell everyone, yes, it’s true my daughter is pregnant. Hindi madali
, pero kelangan ko tanggapin. Kasi mahal ko siya at anak ko siya. Wala naman ibang tutulong sa kanya kundi ako at ang kanyang pamilya.
The veteran actress was teary eyed during her interview on the Antipolo set of her taping for an episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya
. “’Di namin sya iiwanan
,” Jacklyn emphasized. She also said that she and her family could only turn to the Lord in times of trouble. “Ang una mong pupuntahan simbahan, mananalangin ka, ibibigay mo na lang sa kanya lahat. Sasabihin mo, ‘Ama ikaw na bahala di ko kaya to. Kung ano man ang desisyon mo tatanggapin ko.
Jacklyn though did not want to talk about the father of Andi’s child and could only say he’s her first serious relationship. “First boyfriend. Iniwan siya noon nung nabuntis siya
. I don’t want to talk about him anymore. Wala kaming hinihiling sa kanila, ni ayaw ko silang makita.
She decided to keep the baby, at naging
proud naman ako sa anak ko. Mahal naming yan eh, mahal ng pamilya ko si
As for the public’s perception of her daughter, Jacklyn asks everyone to be kind to Andi. “Kung may pagkakamaling nagawa ang anak ko, ‘di ko sinasabing tama, pero sana ‘wag na siyang husgahan, tutal tao rin naman s’ya at kami nang bahala, ang
Andi, who just turned 21 last June 25, will be finishing her tapings for ABS-CBN’s primetime soap opera Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin
and will be on a hiatus for the rest of her pregnancy. Jacklyn hopes showbiz will be also gracious enough to give Andi a second chance with her acting career when she comes back.