Who is Marian Rivera’s husband Dingdong Dantes
Jose Sixto Raphael Gonzalez Dantes III born on August 2, 1980, is professionally known as Dingdong Dantes and is a Filipino actor, television presenter, dancer, commercial model, and film producer who is currently working as an exclusive talent of GMA Network.
He is also the founding chairman of the YesPinoy Foundation and manages his own film studio named AgostoDos Pictures.
Dantes was born in Quezon City, Philippines.
He began his career as a child model at the age of two, appearing in a television advertisement for Carnation milk.
Several other commercials ensued before he joined an all-male dance group called Abztract Dancers, with his friend, actor Nathan Dados, and his cousin, actor Arthur Solinap.
Their group became regulars on Eat Bulaga! and That’s Entertainment.
As an actor, his first movie appearance was in the Shake, Rattle, and Roll V episode “Anino”.
After three years, he debuted on GMA Network’s youth-oriented T.G.I.S. when he was 17, under the name Raphael Dantes playing the role of Iñaki.
He was first paired with Antoinette Taus. Dantes and Taus became one of the most memorable loveteams in the Philippine entertainment industry, especially in the 90s.
He appeared in films like Honey My Love So Sweet, Kiss Mo ‘Ko, and I’m Sorry My Love, and television programmes including Anna Karenina, and did a few guesting stints on ABS-CBN such as a F.L.A.M.E.S. episode, a youth-oriented romantic-drama anthology with different love teams and stories that aired from 1996 to 2000.
Dantes proposed for the second time to his perennial leading lady and longtime girlfriend, Marian Rivera, at the Marian dance show on August 9, 2014.
They met on the set of Marimar in 2007.
His first proposal was in Macau in August 2012.
On December 30, 2014, Dantes married Rivera in the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Cubao, Quezon City.
Both Dantes and Rivera are exclusive artists of GMA Network.
After years of hard work and proven successes of their television projects, both individually or together, GMA gave them the honor of the title as their network’s primetime king and queen.
Thus, their wedding was given the title “The Royal Wedding”.
They announced an expected first child in April 2015; Rivera gave birth to Maria Letizia on November 23, 2015, and later gave birth to their second child Jose Sixto IV on April 16, 2019.
Dingdong is the cousin of fellow actor and comedian Arthur Solinap, and also the cousin of former sports anchor and current TV host Bianca Gonzales-Intal.
Jose Sixto Raphael Gonzalez Dantes III, popularly known as Dingdong Dantes is known on Instagram as @dongdantes