Andi Eigenmann flaunts her non-showbiz boyfriend

    AFTER so many months of not having a relationship, Andi Eigenmann now flaunts her non-showbiz boyfriend.

    Emilio Arambulo is Andi’s current beau.

    In her Instagram post in March 1, the Kapamilya actress shares a photo showing them hugging each other at a beach resort in Baler.

    Her caption reads: “May you go forth, and boldy take the direction of your dreams.

    “I promise to be by your side through it all.

    “And no matter how low you may find yourself in, I will be here to treat you as though you are in your highest, because I believe in you. HBD! You bring out the best in me.”

    The Greatest Love star also posted a sweet message for Emilio last Valentine’s Day.

    Andi and Emilio have been a couple since November 2015.

    But it was only last November 3, 2016, that the Kapamilya actress confirmed they were in a relationship.

    Andi’s mom, Jaclyn Jose, has been vocal about her approval of Emilio.

    The veteran actress took to Instagram to express her gratitude to Emilio for being a good “father image” to Andi’s four-year-old daughter, Ellie.

    Jaclyn’s Instagram post last January 19, 2017 partly read: “Thank you for being with my Belle when she needed a father image. I truly admire you for loving my child and my grandchild.”

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    “I WILL never, ever say anything bad about ABS-CBN because that was my first home.” says Lauren Young in an interview.

    Lauren hasn’t been doing anything since the last time she did a teleserye with GMA titled “Marimar”. The said soap aired from August 2015-January 2016.

    According to Lauren, Miss World Megan Young’s sister, she handled her own business at the time she was out of showbiz.

    “Me and my friends, we started a production house. It’s called Stronghold MNL, so we’ve been producing content for digital campaigns, websites, photography and graphics. So more on BTS [behind the scenes] work yung ginawa ko, production.”

    Why did she enter that kind of business?

    “I guess, at that time kasi when we started, wala pang show. So I’m like, ‘Okay, I might as well do something else habang nag-aantay ako.’”

    Most of showbiz people would handle a restaurant or clothing business, why in that particular field?

    “Because I think it was… nakuha ko siya because I went to CSB [College of St. Benilde], which is known for being a film school. And I had a lot of friends who were taking up Film and I was doing films as well, so that was a huge influence. Going to CSB and seeing how creative these young students are.

    “And I decided, since my friends they were starting it and they invited me. And I was like, ‘Okay, why not?’ I mean this is something I’m passionate about—I love telling stories, I love producing content, and it would be something that’s nice because it’s not super-far off sa ginagawa ko which is acting. It’s just a diff erent angle.

    “So yun. I mean, I had knowledge about it already and I wanted to learn more. So by doing this, it was somewhat different, but still kind of safe pa rin.

    “And it just so happened na for that year, you know, I enjoyed it so much. At the same time, wala pa namang show, di ba? It’s nice to keep myself busy.”

    “Tsaka may mga contests kasi sa Benilde like you can direct plays, submit short films, so iyon yung extra-curricular activities ko. I would make plays with my friends that were being staged sa school namin.”

    Lauren has no formal training in the production, is it her innate talent?

    “It’s not somewhat talent but it’s more on observation. Because pag nasa set ako [kapag may taping ng teleserye], hindi naman ako nagkukulong sa set like most artistas.

    “I’d go on set and I would watch them set up. I’m a very curious person kasi, so ang dami kong tanong lagi.

    “And also, sometimes I would apprentice with Direk Mike Alcazaren, my director of my indie film Puti with Jasmine [Curtis]. He does a lot of commercial shoots as well.

    “Sometimes I would drop by, manonood lang ako and then he would teach me how to set-up, how to direct, bakit ganito yung mga nangyayari.

    “I once went to one of Bea Alonzo’s commercial shoots before, si Direk Mike ang director, I was just there watching, observing and asking questions.

    “I just love learning and I constantly want to develop my skills, and have a business at the same time.”

    Now that she’s again busy with her taping in her current soap “Legally Blind” on GMA, she see to it she handles their business personally.

    “I talked to my partners, I was like, ‘You know, ito talaga yung kabuhayan ko, acting. So I really have to focus on this.’ And once ma-settle in ako, it’s something that I will do simultaneously,”

    A former ABS-CBN talent, Lauren just signed up for a threeyear contract with GMA.

    “The work is consistent! You know, I will never, ever say anything bad about ABS-CBN because that was my fi rst home and that’s where I learned how to act and learned how to do everything that I know now.

    “But I guess it’s just… I feel like this is where [GMA] I need to be right now and this is where I’m comfortable right now. And I just really enjoy it here.”

    In Legally Blind Lauren plays Charie Evangelista sister to Janine Gutierrez who plays as Grace Evangelista.


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