Herbert Bautista, Kris Aquino and Derek Ramsay (Composite photo)
MANILA – Derek Ramsay said there is no reason for Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista to get jealous over his closeness to TV host Kris Aquino.
Aquino recently admitted on national television that she and Bautista are dating.
In an interview with the Philippine Entertainment Portal, Ramsay said he personally knows Bautista as they have worked together both in showbiz and business projects.
"No, kilala ko rin si Herbert. I used to work with him in 'Super Inggo' way back before," he said, referring to the defunct superhero series. "And I have also contact with him for business, not in showbiz. But I don’t think he has anything to be jealous about."
When asked if he thinks Aquino and Bautista are already a couple, Ramsay simply said: "Nag-admit ba siya? She said that they’re together? I don’t know. I can’t answer that question."
"Going back to the whole love thing, I won’t believe it until it comes out of her mouth," he added.
According to Ramsay, he and Aquino are "very close," noting how the TV host "trusts me with what she tells me."
"We're very close. She opens up a lot to me -- what she goes through, what's happening, what makes her happy, what makes her sad. She opens that part of her life to me, yeah. We're very close," he said.
Aquino sent netizens abuzz early this month when she posted a quote about having a second chance in love on her official Instagram account.
She then thanked Ramsay for always being there for her.
"It was a hard day for both of us, you had your personal issues & so did I... But you were there for me & I was grateful you gave me the chance to be there for you... I said it before, super cute na may coffee pa. And now we can add chocolate marble & French Fries to that list," Aquino wrote in the caption.
"THANK YOU because God must love me to give me someone like you to lean on & count on. Bahala na kayo sa interpretation but @ramsayderek11 deserves a shout out. THANK YOU! (love, love, love)."