From the heartthrobs we love ever since to present day matinee idols, we give you a list of Pinoy celebrity daddies we love (in no particular order)! Just when we thought they couldn’t get any more adorable, there’s just something about men who know how to handle children. They say women should always look beautiful for their husbands, but these men know how to please their wives (or us, their fans! lol) as well. #FutureHusbandGoals!
46 years old, married to Carmina Villarroel, father of twins – Cassandra and Maverick.
Zoren started out as one of the hosts of noontime TV show Eat Bulaga! and That’s Entertainment (1986-1996). In 1995, he was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor award for his performance in The Fatima Buen Story (1994) in Gawad Urian Awards. Besides his roles on screen, he also directed TV shows like Fantastikids (2006), Fantastic Man (2007), Wag Kukurap (2004-2006), and Atlantika (2006-2008). He is also one of the directors of 2010 movie, Shake Rattle and Roll 12. He might have started his career earlier on but continues to live today as an eye candy!
48 years old, married to Mariel Rodriguez, father of 7.
Ahhh, the ‘Bad Boy of Philippine Cinema’. Robin Padilla’s first role as an actor was in the movie Bala Ko Ang Hahatol (1985). Since then, he had been known for playing protagonist gangster roles. Besides acting on-screen, he is also a screenwriter, producer, and director. Despite already being a tito to modern day heartthrob Daniel Padilla, Robin remains to be an icon today.
37 years old, married to Marian Rivera, father of 2yo Maria Letizia Dantes.
Besides a number of TV series and films which Dingdong Dantes starred in, he was also one of the producers of the film Segunda Mano in 2011. He is now happily married to his leading lady Marian Rivera in hit series Marimar (2007-2008), Mar’s Ravelo’s Dyesebel (2008), and Carlo J. Caparas’ Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang (2009).
40 years old, in a relationship with Aubrey Miles, father of Hunter Cody Sandel Miller.
Troy Montero is an actor and a producer known for his appearances in Nilalang (2015), Bakit pa (1999) and Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story (2011). He also stands up as a father to girlfriend Aubrey Miles’ firstborn, Maurie.
46 years old, married.
James Deakin started out as a TV show and radio host, and a columnist all for the same category – automotive. He started building his identity on the world wide web in 2014 by really taking his passion to his job.
50 years old, married, father of 2 kids.
Famous for his role as Papa Chen in 2011-2012 TV Series My Binondo Girl and Jodi Sta. Maria’s leading man in Be Careful With My Heart (2012-2014), Richard Yap continues to sweep us off our feet with his ageless physique!
43 years old, married, father of 3.
Ian Veneracion entered showbiz in 1983. He is popular for the films Feng Shui 2 (2014) and The Achy Breaky Hearts (2016) alongside with Richard Yap and Jodi Sta. Maria. His most recent TV appearance was in A Love To Last (2017).
34 years old, married to Sarah Lahbati, father of Zion.
From being the leading man in Mulawin (2004-2005) and other hero roles to playing the bad guy in La Luna Sangre (2017-present), Richard Gutierrez will forever be our all-time crush. Behind the scenes, the reality show ‘It Takes Gutz To Be A Gutierrez’ has been featuring Richard’s family life ever since his engagement with Sarah Lahbati.
36 years old, married, father of 3.
Patrick Garcia has now built a relationship with his firstborn, Alex Jazz. Present wife Nikka Martinez-Garcia is also in good terms with the young boy’s mother and Patrick’s former girlfriend, Jennylyn Mercado. Patrick was known for his role in Madrasta (1996) as Ryan, Batang PX (1997) as Christopher, and TV series Darating Ang Umaga (2003) as Nathaniel Cordero Reverente. Nikka also blogs about their life with kids.
38 years old, married to Kim Jones, father of Santino Rosales.
Jericho Rosales won as the very first Mr. Pogi at a noontime show in 1996. He soon became popular for his role in a drama series, Esperanza (1997-1999) and teen paranormal drama !Oka Tokat (1997-2002). Echo also starred in films such as Baler (2008), Alagwa (2012), and Pacquiao The Movie as Manny Pacquiao himself. His most recent film is Siargao, a 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival entry.
41 years old, single, father of Iñigo Pascual.
Piolo Pascual or ‘Papa P‘ has been a matinee idol since 1994. His career began with That’s Entertainment (1986-1996), followed by different TV series such as Mara Clara (1992-1997), Gimik (1996-1999) and many more. He also played a role in the award-winning film, Dekada ’70 (2002) where he won 8 awards in the Best Supporting Actor category and was given special recognition for rare grand slam award as a Best Supporting Actor by the GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards. Piolo also hit Platinum with a couple of his albums and a Triple Platinum for his fifth one called ‘Timeless’.
29 years old, single, father of Ethan Akio Reyes.
Paulo Avelino found his way to showbiz through the reality talent show StarStruck 4 in 2006. He now holds a Gawad-Urian Award for his performance in the film Ang Sayaw Ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa (2011) and became prominent for his role in Walang Hanggan (2012) as Nathan Montenegro.
38 years old, married to Iya Villiania, father of Antonio Primo.
Most popular as a TV Host for a daily morning show Unang Hirit and informative/educational show AHA!, Drew Arellano now hosts his travel show called ‘Byahe Ni Drew‘. He won the heart of Iya Villiania and married her in 2014 with a recent announcement of another upcoming baby boy!
53 years old, father of 5.
The father of KC Concepcion still has the ability to make us kilig with his recent fast food chain TVC where his former wife, megastar Sharon Cuneta, also appeared. The 80s offscreen and onscreen loveteam brought so much nostalgia to the country that even millennials got curious and even really researched about their love story. Gabby Concepcion is now in his 50s.
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