WITH all the new projects coming his way, actor Derek Ramsay feels blessed, and hopes that all his lucky stars will stay aligned, especially now that he is in a promising relationship with a non-showbiz girlfriend named Joanne Villablanca.
“Our relationship is still new and I’m very, very happy right now,” admitted Derek during his launch as brand ambassador for Tanduay Select, an all-new premium rum targeted at today’s success-oriented young Filipinos.
TV5’s biggest star revealed his relationship with Joanne only in February.
Sweetly, he asked members of the press not to put any malice in one of Joanne’s recent Instagram posts where she wrote, “I’m looking for my boyfriend.”
“That was just a cute post because we weren’t able to see each other for about a week because of my busy schedule,” the handsome celebrity explained.
Derek just had a well-received showing for his stint in TV5’s “Wattpad Presents: Unwanted Girlfriend” on July 15 with Jasmine Curtis as his love interest. He is currently shooting his latest film, Friends with Benefits with ABS-CBN actress and host Coleen Garcia, and again asked the press not to make a big deal about the set visit of the actress’ boyfriend Billy Crawford.
“I was the one who invited Billy to come over because his house is just around the place where we were shooting,” he clarified, insisting that the TV host and rapper was not checking on things.
Derek further addressed issues about being the second choice for his role in Friends with Benefits, which was originally intended for Sam Milby. He pointed out that he was also the second choice for 2014’s blockbuster English Only, Please, which even gave him his first Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actor award.
“It’s all good,” he replied happily. And while he only ever drinks in moderation, the health buff that he is, Derek Ramsay is all for toasting every part of his flourishing life.