Before Derek Ramsay got engaged to Ellen Adarna, he dated actress Andrea Torres for over a year. And though their relationship ended amicably, he thinks they could have broken up in a better way.
The “No Other Woman” star spoke with Cristy Fermin on her show “Cristy Per Minute” last Tuesday, April 20, and opened up more about their split.
He began, “’Yung sa amin ni Andrea, it was actually may problema na nangyari na, I guess, nagbigay sa akin ng sign na, I think this relationship we have, our views on this... ‘yung problemang ‘yon, ‘yung values namin, ng isa’t isa, is not the same.”
Derek maintained that neither one of them is wrong, but according to him, their differences aren’t something that could be or should be changed.
“Hindi mali ‘yung values niya, hindi mali ‘yung values ko. Pero ganito ako pinalaki, ganoon siya pinalaki. Hindi ko na aatakihin ‘yon, hindi ko siya babaguhin. Hindi niya ako babaguhin,” he explained.
Then Derek recalled what he told Andrea that day they broke up. "So I told her, 'I think that this is the end of this relationship, because we cannot see eye to eye on this matter. 'So I think it’s just best na kumalas na tayo ngayon, rather than lalaki pa, and then two, three years down the road, maghihiwalay tayo. Babalikan natin ito kasi nga iba ang views natin sa problemang ‘yan, and it’s a waste of time and it’s a waste of effort… masakit, ‘di ba?'"
He continued, “So, ako ‘yung nakipagkalas. Sa phone po namin… 'yon lang ‘yung siguro kung may regret ako is that it came up over the phone.”
Derek said he didn’t mean to break up with Andrea over the phone, but it just “came up.”
“Actually, dapat magkikita kami noon, ang nangyari, it came up over the phone, pero with no disrespect. Hindi namin dinisrespect ang isa’t isa. She agreed also,” he shared.
Derek and Andrea confirmed they were dating in September 2019 and announced their breakup in November 2020.
Last February, he admitted he's dating Ellen and the following month, he proposed marriage to her and she said yes. They are set to tie the knot later this year.
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