Derek Ramsay and Kris Aquino: Are they dating?

MANILA, Philippines – Are they or aren’t they?

An Instagram post by Kris Aquino dated April 1 had netizens talking online, speculating about the nature of her relationship with actor Derek Ramsay.

The post detailed how Kris valued Derek and that they bonded as they leaned on each other for support, as they were facing their ‘personal issues.’

“It was a hard day for both of us, you had your personal issues & so did I... But you were there for me & I was grateful you gave me the chance to be there for you... I said it before, super cute na may coffee pa,” Aquino said in the caption. (I said it before, so cute, and there's coffee, too.)

“And now we can add chocolate marble & French Fries to that list... THANK YOU because God must love me to give me someone like you to lean on & count on. Bahala na kayo sa interpretation but @ramsayderek11 deserves a shout out. THANK YOU!” (The interpretation is up to you but @ramsayderek11 deserves a shout out.)

ABS-CBN reported that Derek replied to Kris’ Instagram thanking her but later deleted it.

Meanwhile, Derek has denied the rumor that he is courting Kris, reported Pep.ph.

The report said that the actor clarified the issue when he was interviewed by Cinemanews, an entertainment show of the cable channel Cinema One. He said that that he and the actress-TV host are just good friends.

Coming up roses

It seems like everything’s coming up roses these days for the Queen of All Media.

On Tuesday, April 1, Kris wrote on Instagram that she and former husband James Yap are slowly working on their friendship for the sake of their son James Jr (Bimby) who will turn 7 years old this month. Kris also asked James to bring his girlfriend Michaela Cazzola to their son’s party.

“Life continues to pleasantly surprise me. James asked me yesterday what my plans for Bimb's 7th birthday are & he offered to split the cost w/ me... I replied w/ the date & details & the cost. He replied by saying nalaglag sya sa upuan nya (he fell from his chair) pero GO. I replied w/ hehehe okay lang whatever lang he was comfortable with. He said, okay lang para kay Bimb. (It's okay, it's for Bimb.) I said THANK YOU & please invite your girlfriend to join the celebration...,” she wrote.

She also narrated that she and James had a positive experience while supervising son Bimby at a television commercial shoot, saying that she was sharing these details as it might ‘help those in a similar situation.’

“So maybe sometimes when we love our kids, we learn to forgive the failure of the marriage & we focus on succeeding as parents & being happy that we've all moved forward... Happy April everybody!” she said on Instagram.

Things were not always so rosy for Kris and James. The former couple had been embroiled in a bitter falling out since the end of their relationship. In March 2013, Aquino accused Yap of making unwanted sexual advances on her, which prompted her to file a Temporary Protection Order against him.

It was only last March that she was able to come to an agreement with James about custody and visitation, and things have since appeared to be peaceful thus far. – Rappler.com