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  • Andi Eigenmann's Daughters Ellie and Lilo Sure Have Good-Looking Cousins!

    Meet the fourth generation of the Eigenmann clan of actors.
    by Jocelyn Valle .
  • Andi Eigenmann has passed on the good looks that she inherited from her parents — the late great actor Mark Gil and the award-winning actress Jaclyn Jose — to her daughters Ellie and Lilo.

    Ellie, whose father is Jake Ejercito, will turn 8 on November 23. Lilo was born just last July 23. Her father is champion surfer Philmar Alipayo, who hails from Siargao island. Andi and her daughters lead the island life with Philmar.

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    Ellie and Lilo have good-looking cousins. On their mother’s paternal side, for instance, they carry the artistahin genes of the Eigenmann clan.

    Patriarch Eddie Mesa (real name: Eddie de Mesa Eigenmann) carved a name in showbiz in the 1950s as the Elvis Presley of the Philippines, while his wife Rosemarie Gil excelled as a dramatic actress. They got married in 1961 but separated in 1970. Sixteen years later, in 1986, they reunited and have remained together since then. They are now based in the U.S. and serving their church in Southern California.

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    Eddie and Rosemarie’s three children Michael de Mesa, Mark Gil, and Cherie Gil built their own acting careers. Michael’s three sons by his ex-wife, actress and TV director Gina Alajar, likewise became actors. But only Ryan and Geoff remain active today as the youngest, AJ, migrated to the U.S.

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    The legacy of Mark, who died of lung career in September 2014, lives on through his children Gabby, Timmy (using the screen name, Sid Lucero, the name of Mark’s character in the classic film, Batch ’81), Max, and Andi. Cherie’s children, on the other hand, have so far not joined local showbiz.

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    Just like Andi, Geoff Eigenmann is a parent of two children. He and with his partner Angelie May Flores — who’s a singer known as Maya — have a daughter, Arabella Simone, and a son, Augustus Geoffrey.

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    Arabella Simone is nicknamed Beanie. She turns 2 years old this September 23. Augustus Geoffrey, who’s fondly called Gus, was born last June 15, 2019.

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    Geoff’s older brother Ryan Eigenmann has three children by his wife Cathy.

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    Ryan and Cathy’s eldest child is Catalina. On her own Instagram account, the 10-year-old girl describes herself as a gymnast. She also likes posting photos of her siblings, Ruis and Rocio.

    Ruis, the only boy in the brood of three, is turning 7 in December. Based on his photos posted on his family members’ Instagram accounts, he enjoys clowning around. He and his Ate Catalina try their hand at vlogging on their family’s YouTube channel, Eigen5, which has been set up by their father Ryan. The bunso, Rocio, will turn 2 in October.

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    U.S.-based AJ Eigenmann, the youngest brother of Ryan and Geoff, came here for a vacation in July 2019 with his wife Rosetti and their two kids Azi, 3, and Ikaia, 1.

    AJ, Geoff, and Ryan’s mother Gina Alajar dote on all her grandchildren.

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    Timothy Mark “Sid Lucero” Eigenmann is a father, too. He has a six-year-old daughter named Halo Eve, whose mother is an ex-girlfriend of his.

    Sid’s sister Max, on the other hand, has two sons:  Sandro, 13, and Massi, 8.

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    Gabby Eigenmann — the oldest among the six children of Mark Gil — was the first to become a parent among his siblings and cousins. He and his wife Apples have four grownup children: Josh, 23; Gabbi, 21; Liam, 17; and Mattie, 15.

    Josh works as a business development executive in a company. Only girl Gabbie recently graduated from college with a degree in Media Entertainment Management from the University of Asia & the Pacific. Liam is in Grade 12, and Mattie, in Grade 10.

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    Gabby is an in-demand ninong among the Eigenmann clan. His "anaanaks" are Andi’s daughters Ellie and Lilo; Ryan’s children Catalina, Ruis, and Rocio; Max’s son Massi; and AJ’s son Ikaia; plus a child of his sister Ira, who’s not from showbiz. “Responsible kasi ako,” he told SmartParenting.com.ph.

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