MANILA – Following the controversial revelation of his alleged ex-wife, Derek Ramsay admitted for the first time on Wednesday that he was married in 2002 and he has an 11-year-old-son.
Derek was earlier reported to have been charged for violation of the Republic Act No. 9262 or the Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act.
The complaint was filed by his wife, Mary Christine Jolly who shocked Derek’s fans after revealing that she was, indeed, Derek’s wife.
Despite the admission, Derek clarified that only two things are factual from Jolly’s revelations.
“First, that Mary Christine Jolly and I were married in 2002, a marriage that I was then told, was not valid, for various reasons. Atty. Joji Alonso has subsequently explained to me that the information given me about the status of my marriage, is erroneous and that a marriage unless annulled, remains to be valid,” he said, as quoted in an ABS-CBN report.
“Second, that I have an eleven-year old son named Austin Gabriel Ramsay,” Derek further noted.
Derek also said that he wanted to keep private their father and son relationship.
“Since then, I wanted to know my son first and keep my relationship with him, private. Austin was just an 8-year-old boy then and he would not be able to comprehend the possible media curiosity about him, especially since he was then new to the country and about to pursue his education here. Given the circumstances between Mary and I, which is far from ideal, I had to protect Austin first,” he said.
“I have nothing further to add. Everything that needs to be said is contained in the Counter Affidavit which I have submitted today,” he added.