In what was supposed to be a typical virtual with Ellen Adarna and John Estrada for their new Kapatid network project “John En Ellen,” the ever controversial actress was caught with something worthy of the headlines again.
In the middle of an interview with the upcoming sitcom’s lead stars last 18 January, News5 entertainment correspondent MJ Marfori suddenly noticed something very strikingly “familiar” with the actress’ background. Lo and behold, Adarna admitted she was indeed at the residence of her rumored boyfriend, actor Derek Ramsay.
Marfori suddenly blurted “Napaka familiar ng background mo Ellen, nandiyan ka ba sa bahay ni D (Derek)?”
(Your background is so familiar, are you at Derek’s house?)
The actress noticeably shocked burst into laughter and as ever had no qualms in answering anything, “masyado bang obvious?”
(Was it too obvious?)
Marfori recognized the ceiling; it was somewhere in the pool area of the actor’s home.
Meanwhile, Estrada, who is also known to be good friends with Ramsay, came to the latter and Adarna’s defense saying there is absolutely nothing wrong if the two eventually take it seriously.
“Seriously like what I said in my interviews, you know Ellen and Derek are not stepping on anybody’s toes. I don’t see any problem there, they’re both single and they deserve to be happy,” Estrada said.
Adarna, however, clarified that the reason she was at the actor’s home was because they are neighbors and that “he invited to have dinner in his house.”
As he was audibly heard in the background, Marfori instead asked if the actor could show up and say hello.
Adarna called him up and said, “Derek mag hi ka na lang daw kasi nabuking na ko na nandito ko sa bahay mo.”
(Derek, [they’re asking for you to] say hi because they learned I’m here in your house)
Before her visit at the actor’s home creates another controversy, she clarified that there were other people in there and not just the two of them.
Ramsay then immediately showed up at the actress’ background and said hi to the zoom participants.
As the actor was trying to look into the zoom room and pointed his fingers at the monitor, the actress laughingly said, “We’re going to be in the news, ano ka ba.”
News of a brewing romance between the two foddered headlines after photos of them looking sweet towards each other circulated online.
However, the 32-year old actress was quick to dismiss such rumors through a candid Instagram comment saying, “Hindi naman si Derek and gusto ko.”
(It’s not Derek who I want)
News about their rumored romance creates a juicier buzz for fans because of their intertwined romantic histories. Ramsay was once in a longtime relationship with actress Angelica Panganiban who became John Lloyd Cruz’s girlfriend before Adarna came in.
The past issue surrounding Cruz, Panganiban and Adarna was also among showbiz’ biggest love triangles.
Cruz’ relationship with Adarna was so controversial that it led to his indefinite hiatus from the industry. It was later revealed that the two had a love child, Elias Modesto. Now the two are said to be co-parenting their son.