Marian Rivera Gracia-Dantes also known as Marian Rivera was born on August 12, 1984. Her father is Spanish and her mother is a Filipino. Her parents separated when she was to years old so they flew back to the Philippines from Spain.
She began her career as commercial model then she was given roles in afternoon dramas. She had her supporting role in a movie entitled Enteng Kabisote 2 in 2005 as a fairy.
In 2006, she had her debut horror movie entitled Pamahiin. She is best known for her roles in Marimar and Dyesebel. Through her charm and beauty, she was hailed as FHM’s Sexiest Woman in three consecutive years. At present, she is a host of Sunday Pinasaya in GMA.
Marian’s Husband: Dingdong Dantes
Jose Sixto Gonzales Dantes II, more popularly known as Dingdong Dantes, is a Filipino actor and commercial model. He is an exclusive talent of GMA Network. At the very young age of two, he was already seen in TV as model for a dairy product.
When he grew up, he became a part of an all-male dance group that became regular on Eat Bulaga and That’s Entertainment. His first movie appearance was in Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Anino.
Then he became a cast of T.G.I.S. where he was paired with Antoinette Taus who later became his real life girlfriend. When they broke up, he was then linked to his co-host in S.O.P., Karylle. The two broke up after three years and the culprit was Marian Rivera. They became close when they were became love team in Marimar.
Their relationship blossomed and they were paired up in other dramas. They got married on December 30, 2014. It was called the Royal Wedding. Their love for each other begot their first born Zia.
Ex-Guy: John Ervic
John Ervic Vijandre is an actor and basketball player. He played De LaSalle where he finished AB Philippine Studies. They became in a relationship when they were high school in St. Francis of Assisi School in Cavite.
Their relationship was not smooth sailing as they were in an on-off relationship. But in 2009, Marian decided to really call it quits. She said Ervic was very jealous of Dingdong. But the two remain good friends after they separated. Ervic is currently dating Juliane Tran.
Ex-Guy 2:Mark Herras
Mark Herras rose to fame when he became an Ultimate Male StarStruck Survivor of GMA7’s reality talent search show. He courted Marian Rivera when Marian was just starting her career. Marian was in an on-off relationship with Ervic when she was linked with Mark.
Some said that they were seen dating which Marian denied. She said they cannot be more than friends. Marian is also said to be the reason why Mark and Jennylyn Mercado broke up. The fans were alarmed and said negative things about Marian.
Mark was then linked with other women. She got her girlfriend pregnant but separated after a year. He is now in a relationship with Wynwyn Marquez.
Her Ideal Guy
Her ideal guys is someone who is comfortable to be with, with a good sense of humor, who can take care of her, and will be contented having her. She found those characteristics with Dingdong.
Based also from the guys she used to date, we can infer that Marian prefers tall and good looking guys.
How She Thinks Marriage
Marian’s dream od getting married first before having a baby has come true. Her married life gets better everyday and she cannot measure her joy of being a wife to Dingdong. She is happy to discover things about Dingdong now that they live together.
She is also happy that they work together in the same station and in the same project. They will be seen together in the remake of drama fantasy Encantadia. Their relationship has become stronger when their daughter Zia came into their lives.
How many children they have?
Marian wants to have a big family since she is an only child. she even jongkingly said in one interview that she wants to have a dozen kids.
They were not settling just for once baby but right now, they want to focus on being good parents to baby Zia. they plan to give Zia a sibling after two years.
How she thinks about their children?
Having a child makes her life whole, said Marian. She gives thanks to the Lord whenever she looks ate her child. Indeed she was a blessing. She will be a supportive mom for sure.
Yan and Dong will give their kids the best of everything. Zia is a happy child they said. She is always smiling and lauging. She is now an endorser of Johnsons & Johnsons baby powder.
Her Ideal Dating Plan
Their favorite dating place is in Sonya’s Garden in Tagaytay. It is a restaurant where you can have an eat all you can organic vegetables and turn to salad. You can also roam around the garden of organic plants.
And their first date also happened in Tagaytay where they rode a motorcycle and strolled around. They are simple too when having dates. They enjoy walking around while having conversations.
Moreover, when they are together, they don’t want to be pre-occupied with a lot of thoughts. They just want to give attention and time to each other. They inspire each other, and they are happy that way.
How her fan think?
When they got married, many more started following them. Everyone’s happy for them. Their fans think that they are perfect for each other not only because they are good looking but they love each other.
Their wedding was considered the wedding of the year as many awaited to see them tie a knot. People got even more excited when Marian got pregnant. They can’t wait to see how the baby looks like.
If she’s more of her dad or of her mom. Truly, their baby was blessed with good looks that she inherits from her parents.