Estranged couple Andi Eigenmann and Jake Ejercito on Dec. 1 threw a “magical” birthday bash for her daughter, Ellie, who turned seven.
On his Instagram account, Ejercito recounted how Ellie cried while telling him she “didn’t wanna grow up and turn seven.” Andi gave birth to Adrianna Gabrielle “Ellie” Eigenmann on Nov. 23.
“Though I’d also prefer for you to stay my little girl for always, life is unfortunately not Neverland,” Jake pointed out. “You’re now old enough to tell what’s right from wrong and to have some sense of responsibility. But trust that for as long as I’m around, my baby girl you’ll always be.”
As for Andi, she told Ellie, also on her IG post: “as the years go by, may you never forget the little girl inside if you.”
Photos uploaded during that event included Ellie posing with a birthday cake that had a banner that read: “Have a magical birthday Ellie.” Another photo, uploaded by Andi’s brother Gabby, also showed the girl wearing a pink and silver jacket with the number 7 at the back. Her parents were likewise donning jackets with the print: “Team Ellie.”
Another post by Gabby showed the three posing beside pink balloons and a three-tiered cake decorated by dolls.
Andie Eigenmann is a daughter of Jaclyn Jose and Mark Gil, while Jake Ejercito is the son of former president Joseph Estrada. (Report by Daisy Liezel Cuison)