Derek Ramsay's romantic entanglements are back in the headlines—this time thanks to his one-month-old relationship with fellow celebrity Ellen Adarna. The 44-year-old actor and 32-year-old actress confirmed their relationship on February 27 to PEP.ph complete with a cuddly and candid interview. Curious to know all the famous women Derek's been linked to? Here, we take a look back at Derek's romantic past.
All the famous women linked to Derek Ramsay:
Timeline: January 2021 to present
Derek and Ellen Adarna reportedly hit it off at a dinner party at Derek's house attended by neighbors—which included Ellen, Ruffa Gutierrez, John Estrada, and others in what must be a very star-studded neighborhood—in Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa, on January 11. Ruffa started the ball rolling by posting pics on social media of the two bonding really well. For the next few weeks, Derek and Ellen would pop up on each other's feeds, and soon at the end of February, they confirmed that they'd been in a relationship for about a month.
Timeline: 2019 to 2020
The two played a married couple on GMA's series The Better Woman (2019) and officially confirmed their relationship towards the final episodes. They talked about how close they were to each other's parents in September of 2019 and even started a series of Andrek Vlogs on YouTube during the quarantine. Rumors of their split began circulating towards the end of 2020 with Andrea Torres confirming the breakup in November. Derek would later say on Instagram that they just weren't right for each other and that she deserved better.
Timeline: 2015 to 2019
Whispers about Derek and his non-showbiz girlfriend Joanne Villablanca began in mid-2015. The two were constants on each other's IG feeds throughout the years as well, confirming that they were living together in 2017 along with Joanne's daughter from a previous relationship. Joanne was present when Derek signed on to GMA in April 2019—where they were hit with a barrage of marriage questions—so their breakup confirmation in June the same year was a bit of a surprise.
Derek and Cristine Reyes had a brief but very well-documented relationship in 2013. The two popular stars became close on the set of No Other Woman (2011) and remained friends, with Derek saying that he thought of Cristine as "one of my boys, one of my buddies"—which is probably why when they confirmed that they were dating in August 2013, both were unable to say it outright. The two were equally mum about their breakup when the news broke less than a month later.
Derek was linked to fellow frisbee player Alexa Amos in late 2012. Amos was tagged by media as Derek's "non-showbiz girl" as the two were very private about their couple status, which they kept very low-key as they had both just come out of long-term relationships, the actor told PEP.ph when they asked about this "special someone" in October 2013. They never confirmed their relationship nor their breakup, so we'll leave it at that.
Timeline: 2006 to 2012
Derek and Angelica Panganiban's long-term relationship was consistently in the headlines throughout their six years together—especially as it was during this time that news of Derek and his estranged wife, Mary Christine Jolly, came to light (more on her later). The two began living together a year or so into their relationship but things went south by the fourth year—all the unresolved conflicts eventually came to a head and the two broke up, over a phone call, in 2012.
Angelica moved out of their shared home soon after. In 2013, she revealed the many reasons their relationship didn't work out. By then, she was dating John Lloyd Cruz while Derek was in the midst of rumors linking him to Christine Reyes.
Timeline: 2005 to 2006
Anne Curtis and Derek were linked way before the two starred in the steamy flicks No Other Woman (2011) and A Secret Affair (2012). It seems they didn't even get into a relationship as Anne explained, "Hindi din, hindi naging kami. When I was very, very young, nanligaw siya, a long, long time ago, that was forever ago. MTV VJ pa lang si Derek," she was quoted by Push ABS-CBN. Anne explained that she had just broken things off with then-boyfriend Oyo Sotto so Derek wasn't happening for her right then. Still, it looks like the two have a great working relationship, as evidenced by the two blockbuster movies.
Timeline: 2002 to 2006
Solenn Heussaff and Derek were together for around four years before they eventually parted ways in 2006. "Derek was my first real boyfriend. He was my first love, so our relationship was kind of intense," Solenn told Inquirer in 2016. It is clear the two still have a special place in their hearts for each other, with Derek explaining that he had to break his own heart and let go of Solenn, for both their sakes, we suppose.
Mary Christine Jolly
Arguably one of Derek's most tumultuous relationships is the one he has with Mary Christine Jolly. News of his marriage to Jolly, a Filipino-Indian model, came out in 2011 along with their son Austin, though it was only in 2014 that Derek confirmed that he was the father. The two were purportedly married in a civil ceremony in 2002 and lived together for a few months before going separate ways. It was only in 2020, after a long legal battle, that Derek confirmed in an Instagram comment that the marriage has been declared null and void.