- Jake Ejercito confirmed that he is the biological father of Andi Eigenmann's daughter, Ellie
- According to Jake, they have really undergone DNA test and found out that he is the real father of Ellie
- Andi's sister, Max Eigenmenn revealed that Jake is the father of Ellie during a podcast
It was a shocking revelation when in a podcast, Andi Eigenmann's sister, Max Eigenmann said that Jake Ejercito is the father of Ellie, Andi's daughter.
Jake finally broke his silence and admitted that he is the biological father of Ellie in an interview after he received the Best New Male TV Personality award in the Star Awards for Music and Television yesterday, October 23.
According to Jake, he feels relive now that he can talk about the issue very openly. He said that Ellie does not deserve to be deprived about the truth. He added that he never denied her.
During his acceptance speech where he won for his role in Eat Bulaga's Lenten special entitled "God Gave Me You" with Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, he mentioned Ellie and said: “To my number one inspiration, my princess, my Ellie… this is for you.”
When asked directly if he is Ellie's dad, Jake replied:
“Yeah. Never ko namang idinenay, e. Siguro yung mga times I didn’t answer directly or straightforwardly, it’s all because I was trying to protect Ellie. Kasi, di ba, ang daming parties involved, e.”
Jake said that it has been one year since he learned that Ellie is his daughter. He then confirmed that they did a DNA test to find out the truth.
Jake too was surprised when he found out that he is the father of Ellie but he said that he does not regret anything, in fact he is happy.
“Since her conception, nasa tiyan pa lang siya ni Andi, I was there. I’ve been there ever since,” Jake said.
However, he explained that he and Andi did not get back together and that they have been off for almost "two or three years".