John Lloyd Cruz acknowledges Derek Ramsay’s good parenting to Elias
John Lloyd Cruz has nothing but appreciation for fellow actor Derek Ramsay who he credited for being a good parent to Elias.
Cruz spoke about his co-parenting setup with Elias’ mom, actress Ellen Adarna, and how Ramsay plays a necessary part in it, in a conversation with Ogie Diaz during director Edgar “Bobot” Mortiz’s birthday party. Diaz gave an account of his chat with Cruz through a vlog on the comedian-talent manager’s YouTube channel yesterday, Sept 6.
“Sabi ko, ‘Buti OK kayo ni Ellen sa bata.’ [Sabi niya,] ‘Oo naman, ‘pag gusto ko naman hiramin ‘yung anak ko [ay] nahihiram ko naman. Maganda rin na nando’n si Derek kasi naiintindihan ako ni Derek bilang tatay din siya,'” Diaz stated, quoting Cruz. “‘Ang ganda rin ng ginagawa ni Derek para sa anak ko. Four years old pa lang siya pero parang matured na.'”
(I told [John Lloyd], “It’s a good thing that you and Ellen are OK in your [co-parenting setup]. He said, “Of course. Whenever I want to spend time with my son, I get to borrow him [from his mother]. Derek’s presence is also a good thing because he understands me, since he is also a father himself. Derek also has a good parenting approach towards my son. [Elias] is only four years old but he behaves as if he is already mature.)
“Malaking bahagi rin daw si Derek kung bakit ‘yung anak niya (Cruz) ay lumalaking responsable,” Diaz added. ([John Lloyd also stated that] Derek has a huge contribution on raising Elias as a responsible child.)
Cruz and Elias, who were both present at the party, also share a tight father-and-son bond which Diaz got to witness during the said event.
“Sabi nga niya sa akin, ‘Kung hindi gano’n si Derek, hindi ko alam kung anong ugali ngayon ni Elias,'” Diaz said. ([John Lloyd] even told me, “If Derek is not the way he is, I would not know how Elias’ attitude would be now.”)
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