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.
When asked about her reactions on the rumors going about on how she ultimately quit showbiz, Andi tells how she started at a very young age and ever since then, her life has been in front of the cameras—even the personal details where subject to the public’s scrutiny. The actress goes to say that what people didn’t know as they were getting to know her on-screen, is that she was also getting to know herself. And her big move to Baler was a decision she made for herself in an attempt to know herself more by herself in a much more lay-low and toxic-free environment. However, when asked she’s truly set on leaving the industry, the beautiful actress admits that’s it’s hard to turn your back on something, knowing your heart is in it—implying that will always return to the world of entertainment.
In addition to the rumors on her quitting, some people also sees her decision to move as selfish; saying that she put herself above her own daughter’s needs. The actress counters the statement and tells that she has never forgotten about her daughter, Eli, and would often take her with her to the island—even admitting that it’s the kind of environment she wants her to grow up in. Andi also shares that her daughter has a good relationship with her father, Jake Ejercito, and shares her time with him. When asked on her relationship with her ex-boyfriend, Andi admits that they’re not friends but can be civil with each other when it comes to the subject of Eli. She also emphasizes that it’s not her personal interests that she’s after but her daughter’s when she decided to let her stay in Manila to study and be able to spend time with her dad as well.
Near the end of the show, Andi is challenged to do 5 in 45 where she names five things she won’t miss in showbiz. The actress then names: tsismis (gossip), haters, late pack-ups, and early morning call-time. For her last one, Tito Boy asks her on the things she misses and Andi tells that she misses acting and making friends. When asked if she misses the money, Andi admits that it’s great to earn much but points out that she’s also lucky, after having left the industry, to be able to give herself a simple and comfortable life
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