Andi Eigenmann is slowly moving forward from her relationship with Jake Ejercito with the help of her new suitor, former Pinoy Big Brother Teen housemate Bret Jackson.
"Sabi niya, sinabi niya and he's really been nothing but amazing to me," Andi said during a taped interview aired on The Buzz on Sunday about the question as to whether the former PBB Teen Clash housemate was wooing her.
While many thought that Bret was just her rebound especially after recent news that things have ended with her and ex-boyfriend Jake Ejercito, Andi was quick to clarify that the former actually came earlier in her life than what everyone else is presupposing.
"Kasi everybody's saying na rebound lang ikaw. Bago pa po yung issue nakilala ko na po si Bret and it was his personal decision to still keep talking to me and wanting to be there for me when that issue came out," Andi explained.
The issue that Andi was pertaining to were the viral photos of her erstwhile boyfriend kissing a woman in a bar. According to Andi, seeing the photos made her realize that she has actually had enough of her then just rekindled romance with Jake.
"We were just in the process of really fixing things and then nangyari po yun. Opo hiwalay na kami and then I met someone else and I entertained someone else and then I became happy. Alam ko po na masakit yun para sa kanya dahil para sabihin niya po sa kin na mahal niya ako at willing po siyang magbago at ayusin yung mga bagay-bagay," said Andi.
While she's convinced that this woman was nothing special to Jake, as previously confessed, Andi shared that the photos really hurt her.
But she clarified that it wasn't the kissing photo that tore her apart, it's more of the picture when they were face-to-face looking at each other's eyes and smiling and their arms wrapped around each other.
Andi even added, "Instead na lumabas po yung sakit parang galit nalang kasi okay na po sana eh, makaka move on na ko eh. Pwede ko ng tulungan yung sarili ko na maging masaya tapos biglang ano? Biglang ganon lang pala ang gagawin niya sa akin. So para sa akin po pakiramdam ko naloko ako."
Soon as the photos hit the net, Jake immediately expressed his remorse and desire to win back Andi through posts on his various social media accounts.
For Andi, while the gestures were admittedly sweet, she felt that they were done a little too late.
"Para sakin sana nung tayo pa kinaya mong gawin yan. Bakit ngayon lang wala na? Habang kami I never felt na I deserved it na maging proud na ako yung tao na mahal niya. Wala po akong nakuhang ganon eh. Kaya imbes na it can be a way for me to forgive him lalo lang akong nagalit. Kasi bakit ngayon pa?" sadly confessed by Andi.
Andi went on to lament that she never even felt certain that Jake was as in love with her as she was with him during the entire time that they were together as couple saying that, "Alam ko Jake has done so many things na magaganda po talaga. I am aware that Jake because of his love can give me heaven. Everything. Pero sana po hindi ako ang sisisihin or mamasamain kung sa tingin ko medyo masakit na hindi ko masyadong natanggap yun sa kanya."
But the question is, what was the reason that prompted them to part ways the first time?
"Tao lang naman ako, hindi naman sa hindi mabuting tao si Jake but I came to a point na po na gusto ko ng mag-give up. It was the time when my Dad got rushed to the hospital and I needed him the most and he wasn't there for me," she began.
Andi related that at first she tried to understand Jake's possible condition saying that, "He found out about my Dad's condition and he stopped replying to me and I understand cause maybe he doesn't know how to deal with it."
But then with such kind of trial to face, Andi decided to get her priorities straight and put her family first than her personal affairs.
"Nandoon po ako sa point na wala napo akong oras para maghintay pa sakanya or umasa pa sakanya. It's about time that I start thinking about myself and in the middle of that I met somebody."
While she clarified that she and Bret are not yet a couple, the former Dyesebel star couldn't help but feel amazed over the fact that she has actually met someone new.
"[I] just met somebody na tinulungan akong ma-realize na 'ay may mga ibang tao pa pala,' na pwede pa pala akong makakilala ng iba. Parang nakampante ako sa desisyon ko na kahit masakit man kailangan ko ng i-give up kung ano man ang meron kami ni Jake," she said.
But, while Bret has been nothing but amazing to her, Andi reiterated that she would first like to get herself together before jumping into a new relationship head on.
"It's just that mamaya baka umatras nanaman ako at bumalik nanaman ako kay Jake. Sa ngayon po talaga ang gusto ko lang turuan ang sarili ko na maging masaya," she ended.