- Derek Ramsay and non-showbiz girlfriend Joanne Villablanca are together for almost 3 years
- Derek said that marriage can happen any time soon
- He admitted that they are now living together
Half Filipino and half British actor Derek Ramsay reveals that marriage for him is something that can happen any time soon. He is currently in a relationship with non-showbiz girlfriend Joanne Villablanca for almost 3 years now.
Joanne Villablanca is a commercial model and she has a daughter from a previous relationship. Derek himself also has a son named Austin Gabriel.
KAMI learned the news from PEP
In 2014, Derek admitted that he was married to Mary Christine Jolly and is a father already.
In an interview with ABS-CBN, he was quoted saying:
"Since then, I wanted to know my son first and keep my relationship with him, private. Austin was just an 8-year-old boy then and he would not be able to comprehend the possible media curiosity about him, especially since he was then new to the country and about to pursue his education here. Given the circumstances between Mary and I, which is far from ideal, I had to protect Austin first."
During the grand presscon of Derek's upcoming movie "All Of You," which was held at Max's Restaurant, he told PEP that marriage is already knocking at their doors, since they have been living like 'husband and wife' already.
He said that Joanne and him know each other so well at this point in their relationship. And as a matter of fact, just recently they had a one month vacation in Europe.
When asked about marriage:
“Practically, we are... yeah. A year... a year
"Yung isang guest room ko, naging room na ni Sophie," Derek said about Joanne's daughter.
The 40-year-old actor also stressed that his priorities in life now is very different. Like when he goes to the mall, he doesn't shop for himself anymore but buys things that are needed at home.
He also said that he misses his son Austin and that he is hoping that they can spend time together this coming Christmas.
“He’s gonna come here again for Christmas.
"Ang problema lang is his passport is expiring in February, and we can’t get him an appointment. Ang hirap mag-ano ng appointment ng passport.
“So, if he comes here, hindi siya makakabalik to go to school.
"So we’re trying to get an appointment.
“Ayoko naman mag-skip ng line, kawawa naman yung ibang tao na naghihintay.
"So, whatever is the most… whatever is available, that’s what I'm gonna take."
Derek Arthur Ramsay was also a former VJ in the Philippines. He is also very active in sports and he actually represented the Philippines national ultimate (frisbee) team.
His upcoming movie "All Of You" is an entry to the 'Metro Manila Film Festival' (MMFF) 2017 from Quantum Films, MJM Productions, Globe Studios, and Planet Media Production.
It's a story about two people who happens to have different point of views when it comes to love and marriage.
His leading lady in the movie is none other than Kapuso star Jennylyn Mercado, they previously worked together in the blockbuster movie "English Only, Please."
KAMI thinks that Derek and Joanne look great together! We hope to witness them tie the knot soon!