MANILA, Philippines – “Walang overlapping, no one’s cheating. Walang third party.”
These were the words of actor Derek Ramsay pertaining to his former relationship with actress Angelica Panganiban and her supposed romance with actor John Lloyd Cruz.
|Former celebrity couple Angelica Panganiban and Derek Ramsay
In the November 2012 issue of YES! Magazine, Ramsay was quoted as saying that he and Panganiban decided to end their relationship back in March -- two months before he confirmed it on the microblogging site Twitter.
“I think it was the right decision to make so that it wouldn’t end up horrible and an ugly mess of a breakup. So, I think we handled it well,” he said.
As such, Ramsay said there was no third party in their separation.
According to the former Kapamilya actor, he and Panganiban broke up a month before Panganiban and Cruz flew to Vietnam to shoot their scenes for the upcoming Star Magic movie "24/7 in Love."
YES! Magazine even quoted a source as saying nothing really happened between Panganiban and Cruz in Vietnam.
“Nothing happened in Vietnam. They were both sick at the time and they had to shoot every day. Maybe they made a connection there, that’s possible. But that something there is not likely,” the insider said.
Another YES! Magazine source said that as early as October 2011, Panganiban and Ramsay “were not going to the same functions as twosome as often as they did before.”
But while the public had not been told yet about Ramsay and Panganiban’s breakup until May, it was still Ramsay who fetched the actress at the airport when she arrived from Vietnam.
Ramsay supposedly had told a friend though that he noticed something different with Panganiban after that trip.
Meanwhile, in a taped interview with “The Buzz” that was aired on June 10, Panganiban said there’s nothing romantic going on between her and Cruz.
“Matagal naman na kaming magkakilala. Matagal na kaming magkaibigan. Mahirap bigyan ng ibig sabihin, bigyan ng kulay. Kung ako magbibigay ng kulay, baka mag-iba. Hayaan muna natin. Hindi ko alam kung anong mayroon bukas,” she said in that interview.
It was only last August 12 when Panganiban posted a collage photo on Instagram where she went public for the first time in hinting that there is something happening between her and Cruz.
However, Panganiban and Cruz's first public appearance together was at the Star Magic Ball last September 1, when they were even seen leaving the event hand in hand.