“Grateful for you because konti na lang may abs na rin ako,” she wrote on an Instagram post. This is only one of many moments Andi Eigenmann has shared on the social media platform. Rumors initially sparked that she had found love after writing a heartfelt birthday message to surfing champion Philmar Alipayo earlier in August. “You never fail to put a smile on everybody’s faces day by day. Lalo na sa ako,” she confessed.
Since then, the actress’ feed has been filled with their shared memories together. From just splashing around in a pool to claiming the beach as the setting for their love story, Andi has truly found paradise. And used that exact word during her interview on Tonight with Boy Abunda where she revealed how it all began.
“We’ve been friends for a while,” she started off. She was frequenting Siargao at the time. When they first met, she had asked him for a photo, knowing that he was the top surfer in the country. From then on, they kept in touch and started a friendship which would later unexpectedly bloom into a more intimate relationship. “Sabi ko nga, itinatanong pa ba ‘yon?’ Ang sarap-sarap ma-in love ‘pag nasa paradise ka,” she said with a smile and feeling kilig.
“Isa siyang simpleng tao na lumaki sa isla,” Andi described him. Humble and kind are only some of her choice words. “Nakakahawa maging mabait,” she expressed. When asked if he is aware that she is a celebrity, “I’m not sure,” was her immediate answer. She continued to explain that watching television is not a common pastime for them. Add to that, he has his own celebrity status and more often gets asked for pictures. “May time pa nga ako ‘yung pinapahawak nila ng camera,” she retold.
TWBA: Andi Eigenmann shares how she met her surfer boyfriend