John Lloyd open to meeting Derek

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 29 2012 11:43 AM | Updated as of Oct 30 2012 02:27 AM

Actor John Lloyd Cruz. File photo
MANILA, Philippines -- Actor John Lloyd Cruz, who on Sunday publicly admitted that actress Angelica Panganiban is now his current girlfriend, is okay to meet her ex-boyfriend Derek Ramsay.

"Hindi pa kami nagkikita. Pero I don't see any problem kung magkikita man kami," he said, even hinting that he is open to work with the actor in the future.

In an interview after a press conference of his newest series "A Beautiful Affair" with Bea Alonzo, Cruz also said Ramsay was not necessarily defending him against insinuations that Cruz was the cause of Ramsay's breakup with Panganiban.

Cruz stressed that Ramsay was simply telling the truth when he said that there was no third party behind his separation with Panganiban.

"Bakit niya ako kailangang ipagtanggol? Totoo naman po 'yon (walang third party). Kumbaga walang pagtatanggol na nagaganap -- sinasabi niya lang yong totoo," Cruz said.

"Kasi alam niyo po ang mga tao ay may perception sa bawat relasyon, especially sa showbiz, pero ang katotohanan naman talaga niyan ay 'yung taong involved lang ang nakakaalam sa totoong nangyari. Sila lang ang nakakaalam kung ano at bakit, ano ang dahilan. Sila lang ang may karapatang magsalita o magpaliwanag na hindi kadalasan ginagawa dahil unang una hindi naman para pag-usapan on national TV or maging national issue ang inyong relasyon. So in the end kung sino ang involved lang ang may alam ng katotohanan," said Cruz.

In "A Beautiful Affair," which premieres tonight, October 29, on ABS-CBN's Primetime Bida block, Cruz plays Diego, an architect who meets an heiress, Gen Saavedra (Alonzo), in Austria.