As Mark Gil’s close friend, I am privileged to see his soft side, which is totally the opposite of his villain roles onscreen. The doting father finally speaks up on his daughter Andi Eigenmann’s unexpected pregnancy.
“It doesn’t end here for Andi,” says Mark. “She still has a long way to go in her career. I am confident that she will always stand strong for who she is. It’s not all that bad a situation. As a matter of fact, it’s a beautiful thing.”
What are his sentiments about the “mysterious” father of Andi’s baby-to-be?
“The father will remain unknown. ’Di na mahalaga ’yun. Maraming tatayong ama sa apo ko, lalo na ako. I wouldn’t wish my grandchild to [be around] a wimpy father who is still breast-fed by his mother.
“Masakit sa kahit sinong babae na ginulpi at binuntis at tinalikuran, tapos papalabasin pa na si Andi ang maraming boyfriend. Sobra na ’yun. At may DNA test pa na hinihingi. Such a hypocrite and pathetic animal!”
Once and for all, Mark clarifies that Jake Ejercito, Erap’s son (with Laarni Enriquez), is not the culprit.
“Jake is a very refined kid,” he points out. “We like him a lot. Kawawa naman at nadadamay siya sa issue. Knight in shining armor nga siya ni Andi. He has never left Andi’s side in spite of her situation. And I’m grateful for that.”
Motherhood will definitely give Andi a deeper reservoir of emotions, which she can draw from, that could make her an even better actress. The all-out support and unwavering love of Andi’s family, friends and fans more than compensate for the absence of her baby’s father. Kakulangan siya, pero ’di siya kawalan.
I salute Andi for being brave enough to keep her baby. She will surely make a lovely Mama Agua Bendita!