Andi Eigenmann and Jake Ejercito -- Andi Eigenmann instagram page
MANILA – Andi Eigenmann did not take it against Jake Ejercito when he said in an interview that they are just friends.
Ejercito’s interview came after Eigenmann’s statement last January that she considers them “a couple without a label.”
In an interview with “Buzz ng Bayan” on Sunday, Eigenmann explained why she and Ejercito had contradicting statements as regards their relationship.
“Hindi naman sumama 'yung loob ko. Para sa akin, kung ano
'yung komportable si Jake na sabihin kung ano lang po 'yung kaya niya ibahagi sa mga tao, kailangan respetuhin natin 'yun,” she said.
“Hindi ko 'yung tinake against him. Lagi niyang sinasabi na ‘Sinabi ko friends tayo pero nakikita din naman 'yung posts ko sa Instagram, it’s public. We are always together.’ It’s basically what you see is what you get,” she added.
Eigenmann said it just so happened that she is more vocal than Ejercito.
“Kung ano ang nangyayari sa buhay namin, sa aming dalawa na po yun. Lagi ko pong hinihingi na sana respetuhin natin 'yung privacy ni Jake bilang hindi naman siya celebrity. He’s not obligated to share his personal life to the world if he doesn’t want to… Ako sadyang vocal lang talaga ako na tao,” she said.
For as long as Ejercito doesn’t live in the Philippines, the “Galema” star said nothing will change in their relationship.
Ejercito, according to Eigenmann, is currently based in Singapore to continue his studies. The 22-year-old was previously based in London, where he took up political science and business management.
In 2012, Eigenmann and Ejercito’s relationship made headlines because his parents allegedly disapproves of the actress.
Ejercito is the son of Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada with former actress Laarni Enriquez.