Actress Andi Eigenmann has turned 31.
The Agua Bendita star celebrated her birthday with her family in Siargao last Friday, June 25—her first time since she moved to the island back in 2018.
On Instagram over the weekend, Andi shared a photo of herself with her family at the world-renowned Cloud 9 surfing area in General Laguna town in Siargao, as she narrated how she spent her 31st birthday on the island.
"I started my 31st year of life on Cloud 9 (literally)! I was woken up by a mañanita on my first birthday on the island. (A dream!) We awaited the sunrise at the best place to do so, had breakfast, prepared nanay's spaghetti for lunch and happily enjoyed the 'handaan' that papa, Angie, auntie Marilyn and uncle Epong had prepared for me! I usually do all the prep for my birthdays back home, so this was different, but such a fun and memorable celebration nonetheless!" said Andi.
She then gave a special shoutout to her mother, award-winning actress Jaclyn Jose, for "this beautiful gift of life", before thanking those who remembered to greet her on her special day.
"Thank you to my island fam for everything, to my friends and fam back home for remembering / the messages / and calling me up, to my NANAY for this beautiful gift of life, and to these people in my arms for making it so much more worth living! Thank you all for the greets as well! Hello 31!" she said.
In her simple but touching birthday message for Andi, Jaclyn expressed how happy she is for her daughter.
"Happy birthday, anak! Alam ko masaya ka sa araw na ito dahil kasama mo ang pamilya mo... masaya din ako para sa 'yo. Enjoy your day," she said.
Meanwhile, Andi’s fiancé Philmar Alipayo marked her birthday by sharing a throwback photo of her by the beach, captioned, "Happiest birthday sa ako pina ka hinigugma na tawo", or roughly translated to "Maligayang kaarawan, mahal."
Andi has been engaged to Philmar, a surfing champion, since December last year. They have two children together, Lilo and Koa. The actress also has another child, Ellie, with former partner Jake Ejercito.
The family is based in Siargao, where Andi and Philmar first met in 2017. In a previous interview, Andi shared that living on an island had been her dream since she was a little girl.
"So parang that feeling of giving myself the dream life that I’ve always wanted allows me to be my best self, be happy," she said.
She also said that the island life gives her "a sense of freedom and peace."
"I get to be who I want to be or who I really am without anybody judging me," she added.