Derek: I have a non-showbiz girlfriend

Posted at 07/08/2013 12:16 PM | Updated as of 07/08/2013 12:16 PM

Former Kapamilya actor Derek Ramsay

MANILA – More than a year after breaking up with actress Angelica Panganiban, actor Derek Ramsay revealed he has found love again.

In an interview with entertainment columnist Ricky Lo as published in The Philippine Star on Monday, Ramsay admitted that he is currently in a relationship but refused to divulge her identity.

“I have a girlfriend but she’s not from showbiz. I guess I have learned my lesson,” he said.

Ramsay reportedly told Lo that he does not want to have another relationship with anyone from show business ever again.

“It’s magulo,” he explained.

Ramsay and Panganiban decided to end their relationship in March 2012 -- two months before he confirmed it on the microblogging site Twitter.

“I think it was the right decision to make so that it wouldn’t end up horrible and an ugly mess of a breakup. So, I think we handled it well,” he said at the time.

Ramsay insisted that there was no third party in their separation.

According to the former Kapamilya actor, he and Panganiban broke up a month before Panganiban and actor John Lloyd Cruz flew to Vietnam to shoot their scenes for the upcoming Star Magic movie "24/7 in Love."

Panganiban has been with Cruz since July 2012.

Meanwhile, Ramsay’s recent admission about his new love also put an end to speculations linking him to several actresses including Nadine Samonte and Cristine Reyes.

Ramsay has repeatedly maintained that he is only friends with the two actresses, adding that they are just “barkadas” since they have all worked together.