Derek Ramsay celebrated New Year's Eve with his son Austin for the first time.
The Kapatid actor was spotted with his 12-year-old son in tow at TV5's New Year Countdown at the Quezon City Circle last December 31.
“We had a great time in Palawan,” said Derek in an interview with Aksyon entertainment reporter MJ Marfori.
“We were out on the cold, enjoying our time on the beach and catching up is the best!
“I remember, I've told you 2015 is gonna be a great year.
“It's ending in a great way. I can't compare it to any other Christmases I've had.”
"BEST TRIP EVER." Prior to the interview, Derek also took to Instagram to share his “best trip ever” with Austin.
Both father and son could be seen enjoying a boat ride in San Vicente, Palawan, where the actor's family owns a beachfront property.
Last July, Derek told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) that he hasn't seen Austin since Christmas of 2014.
When in fact, the court granted him visiting rights during his son's Christmas and summer vacations.
But whatever the current status between him and his estranged wife Mary Christine Jolly, Derek remained firm on his desire to improve his relationship with Austin.
Then the 39-year-old actor finally had the chance to meet with Austin during the actor's trip to Dubai last October.
HAPPY LOVE LIFE. Aside from his reunion with his son, Derek showed that his non-showbiz girlfriend Joanne Villablanca also spent the holidays with him in Palawan.
In a separate Instagram post, Derek even declared how much his girlfriend means to him.
Thank you for everything. :) I hope you enjoyed as much as I did. Love you."
Joanne also posted a sweet message for Derek, saying that they marked their first anniversary as a couple on New Year's Day.
She wrote in the caption of her Instagram post yesterday, January 1: "Happy New Year and Happy Anniversary Love!
"Can't believe 2015 went by so fast.
"It wasn't the best year for us, yes but..i think honeymoon stage is overrated anyway haha.
"2016 will be our year. Love you"