5 Mar – Derek Ramsay recently stressed that he was not trying to be disrespectful towards John Lloyd Cruz by sharing a video of him bonding with the actor's young son Elias. Ramsay is currently in a relationship with girlfriend Ellen Adarna, who is Elias' mother.
As reported on Push, the actor sparked a backlash earlier, when he shared a video of him and Adarna taking care of Elias as the boy played with Ramsay's face and sang "Itsy Bitsy Spider" with him.
After receiving several comments from netizens who accused him of being "insensitive" towards the boy's real father, Ramsay took to the comments to address it, saying, "I mean no disrespect to him. I know [John Lloyd] is a good father."
He had since turned off the comments section.
On the other hand, Adarna told another netizen to have an open mind when it comes to her son's relationship with Ramsay.
"So everyone needs to adopt your values and beliefs just because you think it's right [or] Because you think it's disgusting? Have an open mind and open heart. That is what the world needs. Not your unsolicited advice... and let's say I listen to you, what would it do for you? Believe what you want, just don't impose them on others," she wrote.
Adarna and Cruz were in a relationship for several years before they ended it in 2019, when son Elias was still a baby. In a previous interview, the actress stated that the two of them were not compatible and that she is in a better place now, and that they both are co-parenting their son well.
On the other hand, Ramsay was in a high-profile romance with Andrea Torres prior to his new relationship with Adarna.
(Photo Source: Derek Ramsay Instagram)