No less than Derek himself admitted this to Yahoo! Philippines OMG! over the phone on May 2.
“We are in a cool-off stage,” he said. “We’re giving each other space.”
Derek did not give the exact reason for their decision but insisted no third party is involved.
“I trust her completely,” the host-actor said, referring to Angelica. “She’s not the type to fool around.”
Derek’s comment must have been prompted by Philippine Star entertainment editor Ricky Lo’s column that said Angelica and John Lloyd Cruz “discovered that they have something in common, that they like the same thing” while they were both in Vietnam.
Derek himself was in Australia while Angelica was in Vietnam, and they haven’t talked to each other since Holy Week.
But Derek is determined to take time out from his busy schedule to sit down and speak with Angelica to sort out their problems.
“If things go well, okay. But if not, she will always be my friend,” Derek declares.
The break-up talks are affecting Derek and could play a big role in how he fares in a frisbee tournament. He is in Boracay as of posting time.
Derek says he was looking forward to a relaxing time when things changed all of a sudden. He got messages asking about his relationship with Angelica the minute he got off the first station in Boracay.