Andi Eigenmann clarifies to critic she sold everything and has no helper in Baler
Andi Eigenmann has foregone the glitz and glamour of show business in exchange for a simpler life in Baler, leaving behind the luxurious celebrity life she once knew and lived. It was in June when Eigenmann told members of the media in a press conference that she had realized she belonged in Baler in Aurora province. She, too, wants her young daughter Ellie to grow up in Baler, whose people Eigenmann has called her own family.
A quick glance at her Instagram account shows Eigenmann basking in the beach. And if she’s not surfing waves or just enjoying the sunset, she can be seen showing off her long boarding skills.
Eigenmann took to her Instagram on Sept. 4 to share a picture of her doing just that. In her post, she can be seen wearing a red paisley two-piece ensemble while balancing herself on top of a longboard.
“Pave your own path,” she wrote.
Many of her fans were elated over her post and sent good wishes her way. One, too, commended her for choosing the simple life as only a few people get to do such nowadays.
“Bilang nalang po yung taong [kagaya] mo na mas pinili ang simpleng buhay,” wrote the netizen. “And ang saya po [sa] [pakiramdam] na [masaya] din po [kayo] sa [ginagawa] niyo. I’m not a fan pero napanuod ko po yung interview niyo dati na nagcocommute [nalang] [kayo] pag punta [kayo] ng Manila. I salute you po Ms. Andi, god bless po.”
One basher, however, replied to the netizen’s comment. “Define simpleng buhay… Of course she still [has] all the perks in life, big house, yaya, cook, etc. The only thing she’s living in a small town away from metropolis.”
Eigenmann was quick to reply and clarify that she had sold “everything” and had no help around the house.
“Not that you need to be informed but the point is that – I sold everything,” replied Eigenmann to the basher. “And no. Ellie and I don’t have help around the house. [It’s] just the two of us.”
It’s true that Eigenmann has sold everything that she “felt was an idea of luxury.” She no longer owns cars nor any designer clothing and bags, even makeup. She, too, has no “yaya” or driver. For her, these were things that she found “toxic” in her life.
“I felt na nag-contribute siya sa pagiging toxic ng buhay ko,” Eigenmann said back in June. “And as much as my life is not as extravagant, nothing close to my life before, I could not be any happier.” /ra
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