Andi Eigenmann, Philmar Alipayo’s wedding postponed







By: Hannah Mallorca5 minutes ago


Andi Eigenmann and Philmar Alipayo postpone the wedding after the death of Jaclyn Jose.  Image: Hannah Mallorca/INQUIRER.net

(From left) Andi Eigenmann and Philmar Alipayo. Image: Hannah Mallorca/INQUIRER.net

Andi Eigenmann revealed that she and her non-showbiz partner Philmar Alipayo have decided to postpone their 2024 wedding in view of the recent death of her mother, veteran actress Jaclyn Jose.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) Parangal ng Sining 2024 held last April 19, Eigenmann said she and Alipayo have decided to “wait a little” for their wedding, which they would expect. dedicated to José.

Eigenmann was present at the FDCP’s Parangal ng Sining to receive the honorary award on behalf of her mother. In her acceptance speech, an emotional Eigenmann thanked those who showed love for the film veteran throughout her career.

“To be honest, we wanted to get married this year. But under these circumstances we decided to wait it out a little longer. Para kay nanay sana ‘yun (it should have been for my mother),” she said.

Eigenmann, who is in Manila to commemorate Jose’s 40th day since death, said she will focus on the “good things” to move herself forward.

“Mahirap (It is difficult). Slowly I hope I’ll get there. But I know she is proud of me, that she loves me, and her grandchildren, so I will focus on the good things and on my family,” she said. “It happened very recently, so tribute to my mother (touch my heart)… I have always been proud of my mother. I have always been my mother’s biggest fan.”

When asked how her children are doing, Eigenmann said she is proud of her daughter Ellie because she has “a deeper understanding of what happened.” Meanwhile, Lilo and Koa are always looking for Jose, but somehow they gain insight into Jose’s death.

“My two younger children – Lilo and Koa – without me having to explain the situation. Parati nilang hinahanap si Nanay, when we go back to Manila. I feel somehow ko, naiintindihan na nila, which is weird, since bata pa sila,” she said.

(My two younger children – Lilo and Koa – understand the situation without me having to explain it. They keep looking for Nanay when we go back to Manila. But I feel like they somehow understand what’s weird , since they are still young.)

“I’m proud that Ellie, who is 12, has a better understanding of what happened. I know she is sad and grieving too, but she is very strong. It’s nice to see and hear the things she says to remember my mother,” she continued.

Jose died last March 2 of a heart attack. She was 60 years old.

Eigenmann and Alipayo have been engaged since December 2020. They have two children together, Lilo and Koa. Meanwhile, Ellie is the daughter of the former actress and Jake Ejercito.