Is it really over?
That is the question everyone asked concerning the true condition of Maging Sino Ka Man 2 mainstays and real-life lovers Angelica Panganiban and Derek Ramsey. A bemused Angelica denied this.
"Actually, nakakagulat nga siya dahil may mga taong nagtatanong na din sa akin kung totoo daw na hiwalay na kami [ni Derek]. Hindi po kami naghihiwalay!" stressed the young actress in a live interview with The Buzz yesterday, December 16.
She then explained that she is still with Derek and, as a matter of fact, went with him to Taiwan to support him in a competition that he recently joined.
Because of the rumor, speculations arose to whether Angelica had gotten back to Jake Cuenca, believed to be her ex-boyfriend. It was also said that she and Jake were always seen going out together. Again, Angelica denied this.
"Never naging kami [ni Jake]," Angelica firmly said. "Yun naman yung matagal nang issue, di ba? Lagi na lang sinasabi na naging kami, ganoon. Matagal siyang nanligaw sa akin, siguro mga two years pero hindi ko siya sinagot. Actually, hindi ko naman siya madalas nakikita. Nakita ko lang siya once noong rehearsal ng Christmas Special ng ABS-CBN."
Have these rumors affected Derek and their relationship? What was his reaction about Jake's name being connected and all?
"Nakausap ko siya dun, tungkol kay Jake. Sabi lang niya, ‘Wow!' Ganun lang. Hindi naman kasi kami mapagpatol sa mga issues kasi hindi naman kapatul-patol yung issue na ‘yan," said Angelica.
On a lighter note, Angelica shared to the televiewers that she met Derek's mother for the first time last Thursday, December 13.
"Siyempre, kabadong-kabado talaga ako. Yun na yata yung pinaka-kabadong level na na-reach ko," the young actress said.
When asked if she was now on good terms with Derek's mom, she replied, "Siguro hindi pa muna dahil kasi first time pa lang niya ako na-meet at first time ko lang naman siya nakita. So, nakakahiya tuloy na maki-bonding."
To finally end the rumored breakup, Angelica announced that she and Derek are still very much together. For the people who tried and possibly will still try to ruin their relationship, she only has this to say: "Ang cute n'yo."