MANILA, Philippines - Veteran actress Jaclyn Jose does not regret telling the truth about Jake Ejercito, the former boyfriend of her daughter Andi Eigenmann.
Ejercito and Eigenmann broke up after Jose revealed that the young man's parents, former president Joseph Estrada and Laarni Enriquez, were against her daughter for having a child from previous relationship.
"May nagtanong sa akin, hindi din ako nag-initiate. May nagtanong sa akin na parang feeling ko 'o saan nanggaling yon?' So they must know. But tapos na 'yon. I only hope the best for Andi," Jose told ABS-CBNNews.com during the press conference for the final two weeks of the series "Kahit Puso'y Masugatan."
She added: "Hindi ko naman sinadya na magalit sila sa akin. I don't mean anything I was just being honest."
The actress stressed that she will stand by her words.
"Sorry (but) I will stand for what I have said before. Pero ayaw ko na lang pahabain. Ayaw ko na lang ng intriga," she said.
Asked if she and Enriquez have reconciled after the episode, she said: "No. But I don't mind. She has all the right to say whatever she wants."
Jose, who also had rift with her daughter for her statement, said she learned her lesson from what happened and vowed to keep quit when it comes to her daughter's love life.
“Hindi na ako makikialam. Hindi naman talaga ako nakikialam sa love life. Nasasaktan lang ako kasi kung ayaw nila eh, di huwag. Eh ang ganda ganda ng apo ko, 'yun lang ang ipinagtanggol ko noon," she said.
As a mother, Jose said she only wanted to protect her daughter and granddaughter Adrianna Gabrielle.
"Sa akin lang naman, for her future suitors, they must know if they will love Andi, they will have to love Elle also. Kung ang mai-involved kay Andi ay against Elle, eh kawawa naman and I said I will fight for Elle because I love her so much, she's my apo," Jose said.
But asked if it's true that her daughter and Ejercito have reconciled, Jose said: "Nag-promise na ako (hindi ako magsasalita), mahirap at sumasama ang loob sa akin. Pero if ever na magkabalikan sila, at least 'yung parents niya will have to accept na kung talagang gusto ni Jake si Andi, kailangan niyang i-accept na may anak na si Andi."