MANILA, Philippines – Contrary to the roles that he has portrayed in movies, actor Derek Ramsay maintained that he is not a playboy and that he is the type of guy who is loyal to his girlfriend.
In an interview with entertainment website Philippine Entertainment Portal, Ramsay said he is far from the characters he portrayed in “No Other Woman” and “A Secret Affair.”
“Malayo, malayung-malayo. We’re acting, tinanggap ko 'yung mga roles na 'yun na… Ang daming ngang nagsasabing I’m the pambansang cheater or this and that. I accepted those roles because they were good stories and I like the characters, but sa totoong buhay, hindi, malayo sa akin ‘yung ganun,” he explained.
Citing his past relationship with actress Angelica Panganiban, Ramsay said it only proves that he really sticks to one girl whom he considers special.
“It’s not a secret, I was in a six-year relationship with Angel and, yeah, there was no third party there so walang connection ['yung roles] sa totoong buhay ko,” he said.
Setting aside the “pambansang cheater” tag, Ramsay shared he will probably not celebrate Valentine’s Day this year.
|Composite picture of actress Cristine Reyes and actor Derek Ramsay
“I don’t know who am I to go out with. The last Valentine’s, I went out with my ex. I don’t know, I don’t know what’s lined up… but the times that I was single, I wasn’t looking for someone for Valentine’s. I don’t usually go out to celebrate Valentine’s. But lahat siguro ng mga friends ko na single, who will go out and celebrate, maybe that’s what will happen this year,” he said.
Asked if he won’t be going out with actress Cristine Reyes, who is being linked to him recently, Ramsay said: “On Valentine’s Day, I won’t be hanging out with Cristine unless it’s all of us going out, like a group thing. But kaming dalawa lang, hindi mangyayari 'yun.”
Ramsay said he and Reyes are just friends and it would be "weird" if they would go out on a date on lovers’ day with just the two of them.
“Cristine and I don’t look at each other that way, so it’s kinda weird if the two of us going on a date on Valentine’s Day. I don’t know,” he said.