MANILA (UPDATED) -- From Jake Ejercito's smile, you would never have guessed that he's currently at odds with Andi Eigenmann over a joint custody petition involving their 5-year-old daughter, Ellie.
The young actor appeared to be in a cheerful mood as he took a photo of him and Ellie with his father, Joseph Estrada, during a birthday bash held for the 80th birthday of the Manila mayor Wednesday evening. He captioned his post: "80 calls for a selfie."
Early this month, Eigenmann admitted her surprise after learning that Ejercito has supposedly filed a petition for joint custody over Ellie.
"My God, ano ba iyan? Hello, lumalaki na si Ellie. She is five years old and before anything else, do you really think that exposing her to this kind of limelight, to this kind of ka-cheap-an, will be good for her?" she told reporters.
The "Greatest Love" star added that she is only after what's best for their daughter, and she will be amenable to any agreement as long as it is really a "joint custody."
"Pero sobrang as in magpapaka-aktibista talaga ako kapag sinet up nila ako or nag-ano sila nang hindi totoo or sinira nila ako," she said. "Kasi 'yun nga 'yung tanong, di ba? Is this really what’s best for your daughter? Or is it really to bring the mom down and take me away from her?"