Meet Derek Ramsay's son Austin

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 03 2015 09:05 PM | Updated as of Jun 04 2015 05:45 AM

MANILA - Actor Derek Ramsay has finally introduced his son, Austin, nearly a year after he first admitted being a husband and a father.

On Instagram Wednesday, the 38-year-old TV star shared a photo of him with Austin, his only child with estranged wife Mary Christine Jolly, to greet him on his nearing 12th birthday.

 

Miss this guy so much. Love you son! Advanced happy bday!

A photo posted by @ramsayderek11 on

Ramsay and Jolly got married in 2002. After their separation, Jolly moved to Dubai and raised Austin by herself. According to Ramsay, it was only in August 2011 when he confirmed that he is Austin's father.

Jolly, with whom Ramsay had a legal feud which they managed to settle in 2014, continues to be based in Dubai with Austin.

"It's a slow process," he said of getting to know his son in a January interview. "But in the short time I spent with him he called me dad, so it was a nice feeling."

Noting their distance, Ramsay added, "There's a lot of things we had to work at, it's not the perfect situation, it's not the situation that I want. Yet at least now may opportunity ako na maayos 'yon."

"When it comes to family it's the most important thing for me. That's why I was so emotional through all of these, and that's why I fought hard to fix this," he said, referring to his resolved spat with Jolly.