"I can't help but miss Ellie so much!"
Actress-vlogger Andi Eigenmann made this statement on Instagram as she shared that she has been separated from her daughter due to the enhanced community quarantine imposed on the entire mainland of Luzon over the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the country.
According to Andi, Ellie is currently with her father, Jake Ejercito, in Manila, while she is with her partner, surfer Philmar Alipayo, and their daughter Lilo in Siargao.
"There is definitely nothing more than this provincial life. Staying positive is the way to go in times like this, but I can't help but miss Ellie so much!" she said.
"I know for sure she is safe with her dad, but I am craving for the day I get to pick her up and come back to the island with her again. Things are just not the same without Ellie here. Her positive spirit and our daily video calling has been keeping me going, soon, I can hold her in my arms again," she added.
Despite their controversial separation, Andi said that everything is okay now between her and Jake when it comes to their eight-year-old daughter.
In 2017, Jake filed for a joint custoday of his daughter, saying it would be much easier for him and Andi to co-parent as they will have a fixed schedule for Ellie.