After years of "going out as friends," Cristine Reyes and Derek Ramsay became a couple on August 28.
The 36-year-old actor confirmed the news, as quoted in a report published Thursday on the entertainment news site Yahoo! OMG. Ramsay said he and Reyes agreed to admit the relationship if asked.
On the micro-blogging site Twitter, Ramsay readily addressed a comment from a follower, noting that he earlier said he would no longer date a showbiz personality after his controversial break-up with actress Angelica Panganiban.
"I did say that I'll never date someone from showbiz and that I'd never date Cristine [because] she is a friend. I eat my words," he said.