If you have ever been to Andi Eigenmann’s Instagram account, then you would know that Ellie is an important part of her life in every way possible. From helping her with school activities to working out and surfing together, every day seems to revolve around her daughter, who turned out to become her best friend as well.
“This girl never stops teaching me, challenging me and loving me. She keeps me grounded, and she constantly surprises me. She is one strong, and beautiful girl. She made my life whole,” Andi captioned one post. This is only one of many that shows how much she adores her daughter, and we’re able to take a glimpse of the kind of bond they have when they graced Magandang Buhay last month with her partner Philmar Alipayo in lieu of her 29th birthday.
She did not only imparted a few things regarding their love story, but also related how her relationship is with her beloved unica hija. At present, they have to live separately as she spends most of her time in Siargao where she and her surfer-boyfriend are based and just have to go back and forth in Manila to still attend on Ellie, who is staying with her dad as she pursues her studies.
“’Yon nga, what other people think na siyempre ang saya saya ng mga pictures ko sa Siargao, ‘di ba? People assume that I forgot about Ellie or that I leave her here, which is not true. And if anything, she’s my top priority no matter what even if I’m having a second child. Siya pa rin ang priority ko, so kailangan kong mag-make ng extra effort na maibigay ‘yong pangarap naming dalawa para sa amin na tumira sa isla pero [ang] education, important pa rin ‘yon sa akin,” she conveyed.
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The seasoned actress also shared that her seven-year-old bundle of joy is completely hands-on with her pregnancy for she had a pregnancy app on her phone, wherein she monitors the development of her little sister inside their mommy’s womb and the things that are good and bad for her.
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And recently, as she sends Ellie off for the new school year, she posted a carousel of their lovely photos together, which she captioned, “She just left for school today and I am missing her so terribly already. It has been so much fun witnessing you grow into your own person and getting to know you more as moments go by makes me wonder: HOW DID I GET SO LUCKY?? I didn’t think it would be possible to admire your own 7 year old daughter this much, but here I am! I am certain your little sis will see you the same way I do. You will be great, big sis Ellie! I can feel it. You are so full of love (and so funny and cool too), and I am so proud to have you as my child. In all ways, always, always.”
Take a look at the snaps of them together in this gallery to see how well-bonded this mother-and-daughter tandem is!