Derek 'very happy' for John Lloyd, Angelica

Posted at 11/03/2012 9:59 PM | Updated as of 11/03/2012 9:59 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Derek Ramsay only has good words for John Lloyd Cruz, the current boyfriend of his former partner of six years, Angelica Panganiban.

"I know John Lloyd. I’ve met John Lloyd and he’s been good to me," Ramsay was quoted as saying by entertainment website PEP. "And I have nothing against the guy. He’s a great actor who, again, I admire."

In 2007, Ramsay and Cruz co-starred in the Star Cinema film "One More Chance."

At the time, the hunk actor was in a relationship with Panganiban. In May this year, however, Ramsay confirmed that he and the Kapamilya actress have parted ways.

Last Sunday, Cruz, in a live interview on "The Buzz," finally addressed speculations on his rumored romance with Panganiban. Responding to a question on whether they are officially a couple, Cruz said: "Yes, we are."

"I’m very happy for John Lloyd, and for Angel," Ramsay said of Cruz's admission. "I hope that things really work out for them, and it’s healthy to see that they’re out in the open already."

"Mahirap 'yun kung hindi pa sila kumportable na ilabas sa mga tao," he added.

For his part, Ramsay is reportedly dating a frisbee player named Alexa Amos.

Drawing from his public romance with Panganiban, however, the former Kapamilya actor had said he now prefers to keep his relationships out of the limelight.