Derek Ramsay has finally confirmed that he and Angelica Panganiban have ended their six-year relationship.
The actor-athlete tweeted on Monday: “Guys we truly appreciate all ur concerns. Even though Angel and I are no longer together we still have the utmost respect for one another.”
The Kapatid hunk also appealed for understanding from his fans on behalf of the Kapamilya actress who, rumors say, has found a new love in ABS-CBN matinee idol John Lloyd Cruz.
To it’smelagreta, he pleaded: “Huwag n’yo naman bastusin si Angel.” To addicted2mk, he explained why he remains protective of his ex-girlfriend: “Angel has always been supportive of everything I do.”
It seems the breakup happened around the time Derek signed up with TV5 and left ABS-CBN, where Angelica remains a contract star.
Derek has steadfastly denied speculations that a third party on either side was involved. He also dismissed the rumor linking him to Sam Pinto.
Speculations of a breakup started at the Guillermo Mendoza Awards on April 29 after Derek failed to mention Angelica’s name when he accepted his Box Office King award.
He admitted then that he and Angelica were having a rough patch in their relationship.
“Angel and I are working things out. We’re talking. May pinagdadaanan kami,” he revealed after the awarding ceremonies. He hinted at a happy resolution by saying, “Pinagdaanan na rin namin ito before. So we’ll see. ‘Pag nag-usap na kami doon kami magsasalita.”
Two days later, he sent Angelica this intriguing tweet: “Be strong. We all know who you are and that there is no truth to what’s being said. I’m here for you if you ever need anything.”
Angelica ignored the tweet. She has, until posting time, not issued any statement regarding the breakup and the rumors linking her to John Lloyd.