Andi Eigenmann, who seldom talks about her current relationship, has been generous to share her love story on Magandang Buhay on Wednesday, June 21. The actress shared how she and her boyfriend Emilio Arambulo first met.
"Actually 'yung older sisters namin, si ate Max ko at ate niya, are friends. Birthday ng ate niya noon. Mag-isa lang akong nakaupo sa labas. Sa totoong buhay, medyo mahiyain ako, siya he's a friendly guy. Nakita niya ako, umupo siya sa tabi ko tapos kinausap niya ako," she shared.
Andi also mentioned that Emilio had no idea that she works in the showbiz industry and so this gave her a good start to introduce herself. She even told him that she’s an “aspiring filmmaker.”
"I gave it a shot, got to know each other more. Everything just fell into place. Parang I didn't have to make any effort or any adjustment in my life. (…) So sa ibang bagay, marami kaming nagagawang activities together until in time, we realized we were in love,” she said.
She even said that her mom Jaclyn Jose is in favor of their relationship. In fact, they are very close and sees him as a good influence to her.
“We are at peace. We live a peaceful and genuinely happy life. I guess we are good for each other. Ang nanay ko lagi niyang sinasabi, ang dali-dali ko lang i-please, ‘di naman mataas ang kanyang standards, ang kailangan lang maging mabuti ka para sa anak ko.”
Andi’s mom has always been by her side and even came to her defense when she called out Jake Ejercito and his mom Laarni Enriquez. Jake is the father of Andi’s daughter Ellie and Jaclyn is against their plan to file a joint custody petition.
Andi explained that she appreciates her mom’s action but she does not really care about what others think about her.
"It's so understandable na ang nanay ko ay palagi niyang iniisip na protektahan ako, o kaya ay ipagtanggol ako dahil anak niya ako. Sa lahat naman, siya ang pinaka-nakakakilala sa akin, siguro higit pa sa pagkakakilala ko sa sarili ko (…) Lagi kong sinasabi na hindi ko naman kailangang ipagtanggol ang sarili ko sa kanila o kaya i-explain. Wala namang perpekto. We are all humans and we all make mistakes but what is important is that we learned from them and it helps us become better people,” she said.