Derek Ramsay admits he loves children, but says it's not yet time for him to become a father.
Derek Ramsay just laughed when asked about the rumor that he and longtime girlfriend Angelica Panganiban are trying to have a baby. According to Derek, he is just naturally fond of children, but fatherhood is not among his immediate plans. "Mahilig ako sa bata. Everyone who knows me knows na I love kids and kung hindi ako artista, malamang I'rsquo;ll be teaching kids, may it be sports, history, math, I don'rsquo;t know. Malapit ako sa mga bata. Gusto ko na rin makita kung ano hitsura ng magiging anak ko. But it'rsquo;s not yet the right time. Hindi totoong buntis si Angelica or sinusubukan naming magka baby. When the right time comes I'rsquo;ll definitely want to have a baby. If it happens, I will let everyone know."
He shared that even Angelica is also fond of children, and she would enjoy playing with Derek'rsquo;s nephews and nieces whenever they would come over for a visit. The couple would also sometimes ponder on what their life would be if they were already parents. "We both love kids. We enjoy having kids around, kapag nakakasama namin 'lsquo;yung mga pamangkin ko. Napapagusapan namin na ano kaya kung may mga anak na kami. More pa namin napapagusapan 'lsquo;yung than 'lsquo;yung kasal. Ang sarap kasi ng feeling na may bata sa bahay."
Derek and Angelica'rsquo;s favorite indulgence is traveling abroad, and recently they went to Hong Kong where Derek joined an international frisbee competition. The actor dismissed claims made in a tabloid write-up that he and Angelica spent most of their time in their hotel room fooling around during their Hong Kong stay. "Lalaki ako pero hindi maganda sa isang babaeng tulad ni Angel 'lsquo;yung mga ganyang chismis. Nakakatawa namang may balitang sumusubok kami [magka baby] sa Hong Kong. Bawal, manghihina tuhod ko, ha ha ha!"
The issue apparently came about after Derek made a joke in a previous chat with some reporters. But he maintained that details of his relationship with Angelica should remain behind closed doors. "Ang ginagawa namin ni Angelica is our business alone. We'rsquo;re both grownups. I joked about it in a press con and now I know I shouldn'rsquo;t have done that. Alam niyo naman kasi ako, kapag tinanong sumasagot."
Despite the persistent intrigues haunting their relationship, Derek shared that he continues to be happy with Angelica. He said though that marriage will have to wait until the perfect time, and definitely they will not keep it a secret. "Nakikita ko nang magkasama kami for the rest of our lives. But that doesn'rsquo;t mean we are getting married tomorrow or this year. It will happen because she is the person I want to spend the rest of my life with. When we'rsquo;ve made the decision that she will walk down the aisle, hindi namin itatago. We will get married in the Philippines. I don'rsquo;t have to go to another country. Ang daming places dito sa Philippines na pwedeng puntahan na sweet."