Albie Casiño's name is now officially cleared of the controversy with regards to being the biological father of Andi Eigenmann's daughter. The scandal that shook the then 18-year-old actor's showbiz career hampered what could have been a budding superstardom. He's vindicated five years later.
The confirmation that Albie is not the father of Andi's daughter, Ellie, came from Max Eigenmann (Andi's half-sister) during an interview in "Good Times With Mo," where she said that a DNA test indeed took place which proved Jake Ejercito is the father.
"They did a test. Yeah, he [Jake] is the dad," Max told DJ Mo Twister in the interview.
Jake is the on-again, off-again boyfriend of Andi. He's the son of Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada. While he's not in showbiz, he has an online following which more than doubled when he appeared as Maine Mendoza's classmate in "Eat Bulaga's" KalyeSerye segment.
Jake would constantly post photos of Ellie on his Instagram, the last one being three weeks ago. It was a photo of a sleeping Ellie which he captioned, "There are a million memories I hope you won't forget."
Jake and Andi have recently separated.
In June 2011, Andi's pregnancy was first confirmed by her mother, actress Jaclyn Jose. Albie's name eventually came out as being the father of the child, but the actor consistently denied it.
"Mara Clara," the series where he was paired with Kathryn Bernardo, has just ended that time.
After the controversy pointing him as the father of Andi's baby, his projects with ABS-CBN became few and far between.
Last year, however, he was given the role of Jigs in "On The Wings Of Love," putting him as the third wheel in the love team of James Reid and Nadine Lustre (JaDine). Most recently, he appeared in "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano." He's also currently doing a movie titled "Pwera Usog."
With his name now cleared of the Andi Eigenmann controversy, let's hope more projects come in the way of Albie and may his showbiz career continue to flourish.
Meanwhile, he has posted a very simple but meaningful "thank you" on his Instagram which was received well by his followers with comments that mostly congratulate him for now being "cleared."