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Actor Albie Casiño is moving forward after being cleared from the paternity issue of actress Andi Eigenmann’s daughter, Ellie.
In an interview on Thursday at the blog conference for his upcoming movie, “The Escort,” Casiño said he has no plans of taking legal action over the paternity issue, which hampered the early parts of his career as an actor.
“Hahaba pa ‘yung proseso eh, you know what I mean? (The process would take long, you know what I mean?)” he explained. “I’m just so happy to be done with it. I don’t have to worry about them. My name is not associated with them anymore.”
He continued: “I think that was the worst thing for me, when people heard my name [and said], ‘Oh yeah, he is the dad of the kid.’ You know what I mean? But now, no one thinks that anymore… I’m happy that people can talk about the issue and not talk about me anymore.”
Casiño said he already had a feeling that he is not the father of Eigenmann’s child, but he did not burn bridges with the actress just in case he was wrong.
“I just wanted to be civil with her (Eigenmann). Of course I was never sure, I asked for a DNA test. I didn’t get a DNA test. I had a feeling it wasn’t my baby, but I was never sure,” he said.
“I wanted to build a good relationship just in case, a plan B, just in case it was actually my kid,” he added. “So we would be on good terms and stuff. But like now, I don’t have to worry about it anymore [because] it’s not my kid,” he added.
With the issue out of the way, Casiño is happy that he can now focus more on his career.
When asked if he feels vindicated by the revelation that he is not Ellie’s father, the actor replied: “I don’t think anyone can win in that situation… Whatever happens now, bahala na sila doon, wala na akong pakialam doon (Whatever happens now, they can deal with it, I don’t care).”