Screen actor and entrepreneur Derek Ramsay recently announced that he no longer has a contract with GMA Network. For the record, he just did one soap opera under his contract with the Kapuso and this was the well-received The Better Woman.
When the pandemic struck, the 45-year-old actor opted to engage in other endeavors and started away from TV projects for the health and safety of his family. Now, he is happy that everything went well during his talk with the management.
“GMA cut my contract short,” he averred. “Supposedly, I still have one-and-a-half years more with them. What’s good is that they understood and granted my wishes that as of now, I don’t want to do acting stuff. We both have much respect for each other.”
Derek, however, discussed that he’s not allowed to talk about whether or not he bought out his contract.
“We have respect for each other. I can’t disclose the details. They clearly understood my position. It’s not like, I have anything against them or they have something against me. No, none of that. They see how happy I am with my life now and my priorities have really changed.”
It’s public knowledge that Derek tied the knots with Ellen Adarna on December 11, 2021. He treats her son Elias (with former boyfriend John Lloyd Cruz) as if he were his own. He also takes care of his own son Austin (with his first wife Mary Christine Jolly).
“I have my family and that’s what I really want to take care of. It’s not just me anymore.”
At this point, his sights are set on a new path. He’s looking at his new career building homes and vacation houses.
“Perhaps, if I find the right script for a film, I might do it. I love my craft. It’s just that everything comes with territory which is very tiring and taxing. I was very vocal then in saying that when I enter married life, I cannot focus on my showbiz career anymore since my priority would be my family. And that’s what I’m standing for right now,” Derek said.
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According to Beauty Gonzalez, it is essential to always aspire to be beautiful inside and out.
“It’s important that you feel good about yourself. Upon waking up in the morning, you should be happy because you’re healthy and fit. That way, your road to fulfilling your dreams will be smooth,” she states.
As a celebrity, the actress knows that physical allure is one key to the longevity of her showbiz career.
“Of course, with the influx of new faces on the scene every day, you have to keep up. Talent is not the only weapon. Your looks matter a lot as well. It’s your responsibility to be beautiful inside and out if you want to stay long in the business.”
Interestingly, does she believe in beauty enhancement or will she go for natural beauty?
“As much as possible, if I can do it in a natural way, why not, right? But if I need a little help from dermatology experts, I’m open to it. I don’t see anything wrong if you seek their help. But of course, it should not reach the extent where I won’t be recognizable to people anymore. Just a little adjustment will do,” she says.