Despite Derek Ramsay's alleged threat to leave the Kapamilya network should the TV station pursue to release its shocking discovery about his previous marriage with an Indian-Filipina model, TV Patrol bravely featured the news in last night's newscast and even compelled Derek and current girlfriend Angelica Panganiban to personally admit the rumor.
Based on the copy of marriage contract secured by ABS-CBN News from the National Statistics Office, "Derek Arthur Ramsay" and "Mary Christine Jolly", then 21-year-old and a Las Pinas born Indian-Filipina model, got married on April 3, 2002 at 3 p.m. in a ceremony officiated by then Balagtas Mayor Reinaldo Castro at his office in Balagtas, Bulacan.
According to Atty. Jean Ferry, a family legal expert, Derek's marriage with Mary Christine can be considered legal up to this time.
“If the certificate of marriage has no annotation that is required, then on its face, the marriage is still subsisting and still valid...To other persons, he is still married,” the lawyer said.
In the same featured interview, Derek said he has left the matter to his lawyers.
“My lawyers are taking care of the various legal options that we have and handle the issue. It’s being taken care of as we speak,” he said.
“This is a very personal matter which I'll share with everyone and have to face in the coming months.... For me, just like all the other intrigues that happen every month, I'll focus on work, and for those who have given support, I want to say thank you and to let you know that she (Angelica) stands by me and our relationship is very strong,” Derek added.
To give his support and to prove that she still cares for him no matter what, the calm and relaxed Angelica joined Derek during the interview.
“Siyempre, gusto naming harapin na masaya, ‘di ba? So tina-try namin ang best namin na labanan ito, na okay kami,” Angelica said.
The news about Derek's marriage was previously featured here at Showbiznest (click HERE to read the article) following the rumor about Derek's sudden decision to cancel his guesting in "Gandang Gabi Vice" when he learned that “TV Patrol” will air this shocking exclusive report.
Photos courtesy of TV Patrol