‘I don’t think I’m doing anything special’: Jake praises daughter’s mom Andi for being ‘a great co-parent’

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  • Jake Ejercito thanked his daughter’s mother Andi Eigenmann for being “a great co-parent”
  • He also expressed gratitude to their family and friends for supporting them in their parenthood journey
  • Leaving her promising showbiz career and luxurious life, Andi has no regrets as she believes that the island is the perfect place for her

Hearing a lot of positive comments from social media users about his bond with his daughter Ellie, Jake Ejercito took time to thank his child’s mother Andi Eigenmann for being “a great co-parent.

Image captured from Facebook

On Facebook, Jake uploaded a video with a heartwarming caption about parenthood.

“Been receiving lots of positive comments about me being a ‘good’ dad to Ellie. Though I am truly humbled by and appreciate all the kind words, I honestly don’t think I’m doing anything special. I’m just trying to be the best dad for my daughter,” he expressed.

“With that said, I’d also like to point out that I couldn’t have done it alone, especially at the beginning at such a young age and in a less than ideal situation. God knows how it would’ve turned out without the guidance and support extended to me/us by my parents, siblings, relatives, friends, and our kasambahays. And of course, Andi’s been a great co-parent too. They’re da real MVPs!” he continued.

Jake also said it takes a village to raise a kid and they are blessed to have an “awesome one”.

“The photos and videos you see are mostly just me and Ellie, but it does take a village to raise a child and boy, we do have an awesome one,” he wrote.

Andi on her happy island life: Dito ako nababagay, I don’t own cars, designer clothes, bags, wala na lahat

Leaving her luxurious life and her showbiz career, Andi has no regrets for she believes that the island is where she truly belongs.

Images captured from Happy Islanders’ YouTube video

“Na-realize ko lang na itong lugar na ‘to, dito ako nababagay. I sold everything that I felt was an idea of luxury that I didn’t need. I don’t own cars, any designer clothes, bags — lahat ng mga pang-artistang ‘yan, makeup, lahat ‘yan wala na. Kahit mga kasama sa bahay, yaya, driver, wala na lahat,” she wrote.

It was in October 2018 when Andi revealed being in a relationship with professional surfer Philmar; the first Champion of the Philippine Surfing Championship Tour Men’s Division (2017). In December 2020, the couple announced their engagement.