Jake Ejercito visited the island of Siargao to fetch his daughter Ellie.
On Twitter, Jake shared a photo of himself posing with his unica hija and wrote: “First time in Siargao to collect the offspring.”
See the photo below:
First time in siargao to collect the offspring! pic.twitter.com/kZstr1ifMs— jake ejercito (@unoemilio) March 21, 2021
Several netizens praised the model-TV host for being #DaddyGoals to his daughter Ellie.
“Sobrang daddy goal ka talaga. Nakaka proud ka po. Keep it up,” one netizen wrote.
Another netizen wrote: “Good father!”
Ellie joined her mom and siblings when they flew back to Siargao following months of staying in Manila. It can be recalled Andi stayed in Manila to give birth to her second child with Philmar Alipayo and her third overall.
Born Adrianna Gabrielle "Ellie” Eigenmann, Ellie via Caesarean section. After nearly five years, Max Eigenmann — Andi’s half-sister — confirmed in an interview that Jake had undergone a DNA test to prove he is the father of Ellie.
“Yeah. Never ko namang idinenay eh,” Jake said during an interview with PEP in 2016.
When asked what he felt when the results of the DNA test came in, he said: “I was really surprised.” He added: “But I’m happy and I have no regrets.”
Explaining why he chose not to come forward to share news about him being Ellie’s father, he stated: “It’s all because I was trying to protect Ellie. Kasi, ‘di ba, ang daming parties involved.”
Jake’s mother, Laarni Enriquez, then told PUSH in an interview she was just waiting for Andi to open up about it.
“Alam mo ang importante kasi diyan kung ano ang sasabihin ng nanay. Ako naghihintay lang ako, and I’m open, I can accept,” Laarni said.
“Napakaraming bata na [ang] minahal namin na hindi sa amin. What more kung sa amin, siyempre tatanggapin namin, mamahalin namin at ipagmamalaki namin siya,” she added.