It’s confirmed, Derek Ramsay has an 11-year-old son named Austin from his previous marriage with Filipino-Indian model, Mary Christine Jolly.
The 37-year-old TV host and actor, has kept mum over the years regarding issues about being married and fathering a child. Although recent accusations by estranged wife, Mary Christine Jolly, had brought back unanswered questions, Derek still kept quiet.
However, it seems that he has finally decided to set things straight. Wednesday, August 20, the actor filed his counter-affidavit, at the Office of the City Prosecutor in Makati, in response to the cases filed against him.
According to Ramsay, Jolly’s complaint-affidavit, “is replete with deliberate lies and facts intended to be misleading and deceptive”.
In a report by TV5’s interaksyon.com, Ramsay was quoted, “There are only two things that are true: First, that Mary Christine Jolly and I were married in 2002, a marriage that I was then told, was not valid, for various reasons.” And, “Second, that I have an eleven-year old son named Austin Gabriel Ramsay.”
According to Ramsay, he was able to confirm his paternity, “sometime in the early part of August 2011”.
On June 27, 2014, it was recalled that Mary Christine Jolly filed a case against Ramsay, of alleged violation of Republic Act 9262 (Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004) accusing Ramsay of neglecting financial support to their son and of lacking interest to their wellbeing.