MANILA, Philippines – Young actress Andi Eigenmann does not regret having loved so intensely but she said her affection was directed at someone who deserved none of it.
|Andi Eigenmann. File photo
The "Agua Bendita" star admitted that she gave her all in her last relationship, which became the subject of entertainment headlines when news of her pregnancy erupted.
Eigenmann regrets, however, that she had given her love to the "wrong" person, who is widely known to be her former boyfriend, young actor Albie Casiño.
"That was how Andi loved for the first time," Eigenmann said in an interview with "Showbiz Inside Report" that aired Saturday.
"Hindi ko naman sinasabi na that was a mistake, pero that kind of love should have been given to someone else, someone who deserves it."
The broken relationship and familial spat that ensued in its wake not only hurt her but also her parents, actor Mark Gil and actress Jaclyn Jose.
"Na-realize ko how much I've hurt my parents. Dalawa po kami 'yung nagkamali, pero sobrang sakit po talaga 'yung nagawa ko hindi dahil nabuntis ako, kung hindi dahil nagmahal ako sa maling tao," Eigenmann said.
For her part, Eigenmann recounted her misguided trust being the cause for her hurting at the time.
"Nasaktan po ako dahil hindi po ako makapaniwala na pinagkatiwalaan ko po itong mga tao na 'to, na alam ko po, akala ko po, na mahal rin po ako, na minahal po nila ako.
"[Nasaktan ako dahil] may mga tao na pwedeng maging ganoon kababaw para -- dahil lang, hindi nila kaya? Hindi ko alam. Ayaw nila na humarap ng isang problema? Tatalikuran na nila," Eigenmann said.
In late 2011, the young actress claimed that Casiño is the father of her baby girl Adrianna Gabrielle. The mother and daughter have since been estranged from Casiño.
Despite the bitter controversy that had put her thriving career on hold, Eigenmann said she is not afraid to love again.
"Magmamahal pa rin po ako ulit. Hindi na ako magkakaroon ng sugat na mas malalim pa sa sugat na nagkaroon ako before.
"I was able to rise from that, so I don't think there should be a reason for me to be afraid to love again," she said.