MANILA, Philippines -- Months since his controversial breakup with actress Angelica Panganiban, Derek Ramsay has found romance blooming in the frisbee field.
|Derek Ramsay and ex-girlfriend Angelica Panganiban. File photo
"I am very happy. I'm taking my time. But she's definitely somebody I am very interested in. She’s into sports," Ramsay told entertainment website Push, when asked on his current state in love.
Quizzed on the identity of his new "date," the former Kapamilya actor said that she is likewise a frisbee player. Aside from being an actor, Ramsay is a professional frisbee player, having played in a number of international tournaments with the Philippine team.
"Hindi siya part ng Philippine team pero maybe one day makapaglaro siya ng Philippine team ng frisbee. Magaling siya," said Ramsay, whose six-year relationship with Panganiban ended early this year.
"It’s not her beautiful features that attracted me to her," added Ramsay, who had earlier said he now prefers dating a non-showbiz girl after his separation from Panganiban. "When it comes to sports, para siyang walang pakialam katulad ko. Na kahit nasa ilalim siya ng araw hindi nagsa-sunblock. Walang kakikay-kakikay."
Having found a common interest with his new flame, the hunk actor said "dating" may not have to be all formal and fine-dining after all, pointing to the sport as something they can bond over.
"It’s definitely a bonus if you share something you’re both passionate about. For me, it doesn’t have to be fine dining and wine and all that. Mas okay pa nga na we both go out in the field, pick up a ball around, toss a frisbee," Ramsay said.
Coming from his long-term relationship with Panganiban, who is now reportedly dating actor John Lloyd Cruz, Ramsay said, however, he is cautious not to rush things with his "date," adding that she, likewise, had just gone through a breakup.
"We’re both taking our time. She just got out of a relationship, I just got out of a relationship," he said.
"I don’t know [the status of our relationship]. I don’t want to put any labels as of now. Naks, parang movie. But what I can do is to make her happy. She’s very happy with me," he added.