Derek now prefers to date non-showbiz girl


Posted at Jul 26 2012 04:18 PM | Updated as of Jul 27 2012 06:40 AM

MANILA, Philippines – After his much talked about breakup with actress Angelica Panganiban, hunk actor Derek Ramsay said he would rather date someone who is not from the entertainment industry.

Ramsay with former girlfriend Angelica Panganiban. File photo

”Yeah, definitely it’s my rule now. I will have to date someone non-showbiz. By saying  that it could bite me in the butt, I could be dating somebody from showbiz. But for now, I don’t want to be so high-profile with my love life because there’s going to be a lot of pressure,” Ramsay said in an interview with

Of his almost six-year relationship with Panganiban, he said: ”I thought we had a perfect formula. But I guess it did affect us.”

Ramsay made the statement before leaving the country to cover the 2012 London Olympics.

Asked how he is doing after the breakup, the actor said: ”Nung umpisa it was hard for me. Hindi ko alam kung saan ilalagay sarili ko ’cause six years is six years. But now, I’m happy. I’m working. I’ve been keeping myself busy. I’m competing in Japan.

”And I know she’s happy. So yeah, my heart is okay. All those great memories are tucked away deep inside [my heart]. But for now, I’m on my feet. I’m moving forward.”