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Jake Ejercito, one of nine children of Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada, is the biological father of Adrianna Gabrielle or Ellie, daughter of actress Andi Eigenmann.
This was revealed by Max, half sister of Andi, during a podcast interview with Benj Mudie on “Good Times With Mo Twister” on September 22.
“Yes, he is [the father]. They did a test. Yeah, he’s the dad. He’s the dad. They’re co-parenting. That’s why he always posts photos of my niece,” said Max.
Max and Andi are daughters of the late actor Mark Gil. Max is daughter of former actress-model Bing Pimentel while Andi’s mother is actress Jaclyn Jose.
Asked to comment on the recent Twitter war between Andi and Ejercito, Max said it does not bother her because “they’re always like that”.
In August, the former sweethearts exchanged heated words on Twitter after Ejercito accused Andi of using him to promote her recent movie “Camp Sawi.”
“Alright, I’ve no idea why I’m being mentioned in interviews to promote something I’m not even part of and when my closest connection to the film is someone I haven’t been in proper contact with for a long time,” said Ejercito, son of Mayor Estrada by actress Laarni Enriquez.
“Can’t you promote your film by only entertaining questions about the film or perhaps your career? As much as I’ve tried my best to ignore it, I can’t stay silent when I am conveniently and effortlessly being maligned out of nowhere,” said Ejercito, a full-time student of Politics with Business Management in London and Singapore.
Eigenmann, 26, defended herself from the allegations of Ejercito with a barrage of tweets. Part of her posts read:
“Bago mo isipin na ginagamit ka para sa pelikula sana inisip mo muna na sumasagot lang po kami base sa kung ano ang nararamdaman namin…nung mga panahon na yun. Sorry naman kung hanggang hiwalay na tayo, bawal ko parin ishare yung personal kong pinagdaanan para makapagmove on. Is it just me or hindi nakakalalaki na hindi mo matanggap na nakasakit ka rin ng ibang tao?” the actress said.
Following their Twitter word, Ejercito posted a photo of Ellie, 5, on his Instagram account with the caption:
“There’s a million memories I hope you won’t forget.”
Andi has been consistent in saying that Ejercito is the father of her child. But Ejercito has never admitted it yet he is close to the child.