Andi Eigenmann Responds to Comment Calling Her "Sayang"
The actress is happily pregnant with her second child.
(SPOT.ph) Fans congratulated actress Andi Eigenmann when she announced on February 1 that she's having a baby with her boyfriend, surfer Philmar Alipayo. The baby, due in July, will be her second child after Ellie, her daughter with actor Jake Ejercito. And while most comments have been supportive and happy, there are a few—like one calling her "sayang"—that caught the eye of Eigenmann, prompting her to reply.
In an Instagram post, Eigenmann shares how excited she is about her pregnancy, saying, "This time around, I am fully cherishing every moment of my pregnancy. Embracing it as a time of transition and growth as my soul and spirit stretch, along with my body. Having raised a beautiful girl has given me courage to be proud of every bit of evidence in my body that shows that I am a mother." She continues, "It will not be about hiding the bump, and bouncing back as soon as possible so that nobody notices that I actually gave birth. This time, it will be about celebrating the blessing of having another chance to raise another flower child." But her positive message was met with some negative remarks.
One comment says, "Sana, Ands, pakasal ka muna. Sayang." Eigenmann responds, "You are in no place to tell me how I should lead my life. More so, tell me that i am ‘sayang’ because i am happily pregnant at 28 [years old]. I don't expect nor intend for everyone to be pleased by how I see life, but your negativity is very unnecessary and you may feel free to click unfollow."
The user replied saying that she is a fan and that Eigenmann shouldn't be mad at her. Eigenmann replied once again, saying, "People having different beliefs as I do does not anger me. Otherwise, I wouldn't have taken the time to let you know how your message made me feel. But we should learn to accept that every person is different and we have no right to shove our believes on others. I called you out because it's such a shame when women bring other women down. Not because I am angry."
Another follower wondered how Eigenmann's mother, Jaclyn Jose reacted. (You might remember her tearful interview when news broke that Eigenmann was pregnant with Ellie.) "I will never forget ['yong] interview noon iyak siya [nang] iyak. Sana this time super happiness na!" Eigenmann replies, saying, "Of course, I'm already 28," she says with a laughing emoji. "She is very excited!" If Eigenmann's own family is happy for her, it only makes sense that everyone should be celebrating the news with her, too.