MANILA—When Derek Ramsay broke up with Andrea Torres during the last quarter of 2020 over the phone, there seems to be a pattern that he follows each time he ends a relationship. In his past relationships, he was always the first to call it quits, which is so painful for those women he left hanging.
Among his past girlfriends—Andrea, Joanne Villablanca, Cristine Reyes, Angelica Panganiban, Solenn Heussaff all ended up in hurting separation.
In an interview with Cristy Fermin on her radio program on April 20, 2021, Derek detailed all the time frame of his relationships with his past girlfriends.
He did not mention na name of Mary Christine Jolly, whom he married in Aprill 2002, which also ended in separation.
Derek narrated, “Over four years kami ni Solenn. Five years po kami ni Angelica. Six years kami ni Joanne. One year po kami ni Andrea.”
He admitted that he and Andrea just talked over phone when he called it quits.
This is not a new thing anymore because based on Angelica’s revelations in April 2013 in an interview with a now defunct entertainment magazine, Star Studio, the actress said that Derek was having a vacation in Boracay in February 2012 when they had an argument while talking over the phone. His ex-boyfriend asked her, “Ano bang nararamdaman mo?”
Angelica said she wanted to answer the question personally when he came back from Boracay, but Derek insisted to give an answer, so she just said, “Wala. Wala na akong nararamdaman.”
So, their five-year relationship ended in a telephone conversation just like that as Derek gave Angelica a short answer, “Okay, it’s over!”
According to Angelica, the accusation that Derek was a “controlling boyfriend,” his lack of support in her mission to locate her biological father, his civil marriage to Mary Christine Jolly in Balagtas, Bulacan on April 3, 2002 were the three problems they had in their relationship.
During his promo guesting for the film Ex With Benefits on Gandang Gabi Vice on September 6, 2015, Derek admitted that he was also the one who broke up with Solenn Heussaff.
The actor said, “that time, it wasn’t just the right time and I made decisions na parang, I guess, I won’t say the wrong decisions, pero decisions that broke my heart. Parang nakipag-break ako, and in the process, I broke my heart…
“Mahal na mahal ko siya noon, pero sometimes that’s not enough.
“Parang merong nangyayari sa relationship na, I guess, kasi sobra kayong nagmamahalan na sometimes you bring the worst out of each other.
“So, for me, it’s too much turmoil I had to get out. Kahit alam ko rin na mahal na mahal ko siya.”
Since Joanne Villablanca is non-showbiz and there was nobody from the entertainment media who took the courage to interview her, the root cause of their break up was never known.
But just like his relationship with Andrea, it was Derek who announced his breakup with Joanne.
“Yes, we have broken up. It’s all for the best,” was Derek’s short confirmation on June 6, 2019 about their decision to end their live-in partnership.
Cristine Reyes was also in the list of Derek’s former girlfriends. They had a short-lived relationship, even shorter than his and Andrea’s.
Based on his statement on Cristy FerMinute radio show, it was also Derek who ended their one-month relationship.
He said, “Naging girlfriend ko rin si Cristine. Super close kami ni Cristine. She was one of my closest friends nung kami pa ni Angelica.
“‘Tapos nung naghiwalay kami ni Angelica, we still maintained that friendship. Tapos magkasama kami every day kasi ginagawa namin ‘yung pelikula na Trophy Wife na ilang beses ni-reshoot. Umabot yata ng two years ‘yung pelikulang ‘yon.
“E, galing ako sa break, galing din siya sa break, so alam mo yung dalawang magkaibigan na sobrang kumportable sa isa’t isa na naisip na may nangyari lang na, ‘tapos, ‘O, dapat siguro bigyan natin ng chance ito kasi sobrang kilala na natin ang isa’t isa.
“Pero yun nga, dahil sa sobrang kilala na namin ang isa’t isa, after one month, napag-usapan namin, sabi ko, ‘Alam mo, Tin, hindi talaga tayo pang-boyfriend girlfriend. Pang-magkaibigan lang.’”
And now, Ellen Adarna. Derek and Ellen caught the public by surprised with their whirlwind romance and even followed it with Derek’s proposal for them to get married on March 30, 2021. They plan to hold their wedding in July 2021.
It looks like Derek is happy with Ellen, which is obviously seen on the glow of his eyes and his moves. “I’ve never been this happy in my life. Hindi lang sa relationship ko.
“Kasi, everything around me, yung relationship ko sa anak ko (Austin), which has been my biggest… ayokong sabihin na problem, e, pero yung lagi kong ipinagdarasal na maayos at maging komportable na siya sa akin and everything.
“Nung pumasok si Ellen sa buhay ko, parang all those little things in my life na ipinagdarasal ko, all fell into place,” Derek narrated on Cristy FerMinute.
Love fills Derek’s life nowadays. According to his friends, they now see how Derek has become so sweet. Even if there are people who say they no longer act according to their age, Derek and Ellen are not ashamed to share to the public the photos of their sweet moments. Just like the photo where he carried the actress with a caption, “My big baby tuko.”
Obviously, Derek has found his true love. (ECD/MTVN)