Tonight with Boy Abunda welcomes actress Andi Eigenmann, the star of the internationally-acclaimed film “Maid in London” and more recently known as the “island girl” after her big move from the busy city of Manila to the more paradise-like setting of Baler. However, the actress has recently returned to the showbiz realm as she’s set to promote her newest horror film, “All Souls Night”. On tonight’s episode with the one and only King of Talk, Andi shares about her new life in paradise; her life as a single mom and her relationship with boyfriend-slash-surfing champion, Philmar Alipayo.
The actress made headlines earlier this year upon the news on her big move to the province and her decision to settle against the beautiful sands of Baler. Andi was reported to have sold all her luxurious belongings in exchange for a simple, provincial life—starting anew in the small town where she said to have felt is a place where she belongs. Recently, the actress has been staying in the surfing capital of the country, Siargao, and has been shredding its famous waters with her surfer boyfriend, Philmar.
On the subject of her surfer boyfriend, Andi tells the story of how they met and that it was a very normal first meeting with her asking for a picture with him, knowing of his status as a well-known surfer. From there, their friendship blossomed which soon turned into a budding romance. “Masarap ma-inlove ‘pag nasa paradise ka.” The actress quotes as she talks about the champion surfer, while also saying that he’s a kind-hearted and humble island boy with the biggest heart. When asked if Philmar is aware of her celebrity status, Andi jokingly says that she’s unsure since television isn’t a big thing on the island and that there are several times people there want to get a picture with her boyfriend and that she would even take the photos for them.