If this were the movies or a teleserye, this mother-and-daughter pair could well play the role of a younger and older version of the same person. This is real life, though, and while Ellie seems like a chip of the old block, her actress-mom Andi Eigenmann says she will respect her daughter’s individuality by “letting her child do what she wants” when she’s grown and “respect her decisions in life”.
At Smart Parenting’s August cover shoot, we witness a side of Andi that we seldom see onscreen – that of a playful, yet nurturing mom. She again voices out her commitment to motherhood and in singlehandedly raising her daughter, despite the challenges that she knows she will go up against.
Browse through the gallery to see exclusive photos from the shoot. Read Andi's thoughts on motherhood in the questionnaire, and watch our exclusive video interview with her here.
Photos by Lei Dimarucut-Sison