- Derek Ramsay’s family may be living in a modern country but they showed that their values are rooted in traditions
- The actor’s mom told him that getting engaged with Ellen Adarna is one thing, marrying her is completely different
- She said that the actor has to formally ask the family of Ellen for her hand in marriage, which in local parlance is called “pamanhikan”
- Since it’s not easy to travel to Cebu and do that because of current health restrictions, the actor has to enlist the help of technology
The mom and dad of Derek Ramsay may be living in a modern society but they still give value to traditions.
One of such is “pamanhikan,” or the tradition of formally asking Ellen’s family for her hand in marriage.
According to Derek, his mom told him that her only wish is for them to go to Cebu and do just that.
Derek Ramsay, isiniwalat na di pala sana matutuloy ang proposal kay Ellen Adarna: “I was so stressed!”
“’My only wish is that we have to go to Cebu. We have to talk to the mom before you marry,’” Derek quoted his mom.
However, they cannot do that at the moment because of the health restrictions.
“We cant go because of the quarantine. No they can't, they can't, my parents, I don't want to risk my parents,” Derek explained.
He then revealed he turned to technology to do the “pamanhikan.”
“We organized a Zoom version of the ‘pamanhikan,’ because as my mom says, I have to do that,” Derek said.
The actor did and finally got to ask Ellen’s mom for her permission.
“I spoke to the mom asking permission for her hand and she said okay but no return no exchange,” Derek said, adding that he said it’s a go.
He also said that Ellen’s mom told him she’s going to be his number one fan from now on.
Derek Ramsay, sinabi sa ina kung bakit ambilis ng proposal: “In my 44 years, I never brought up the ‘M’ word!”
Derek Arthur Paggao Ramsay Jr., or simply Derek Ramsay as he is known by many, is a British-Filipino actor, model, and host. He was born on born December 7, 1976 in Enfield, England to British father Derek Arthur Ramsay, Sr., and Filipino mother Remedios Paggao-Ramsay. At the time, his mother was the chief of the housekeeping division of 11 Cadogan Gardens in England while his father worked as an inspector for the police in Scotland Yard. Though he was born in Britain, Derek was raised in Cainta, Rizal. During the 2000s, he worked as an MTV VJ, a commercial actor on TV and as a model. He then went on to play roles in various movies like Habang May Buhay, The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin, I Love You, Goodbye, and No Other Woman.
Just like Derek, Ellen is also very frank with answering questions. During her Q&A segment on Instagram, she bravely answered the question of a netizen on what’s her secret why she appeared happier and healthier with boyfriend Derek Ramsay. Ellen and Derek became a couple after meeting and getting along each other in a party last January. The actress said compatibility and the ability to understand each other played a big part.
The couple were also known for their teasing antics. Recently Derek posted a video on Instagram, which showed him endorsing a promo of Dunkin' Donuts. The actor was concentrating really hard, but one could see a woman's well-polished finger acting as a “microphone.” The actor then panned the camera towards Ellen who was sweetly trying to make kulit. In the event, Derek did say, “Ang kulit nito.”
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