Most Filipino audiences who grew up with local show business think of the beautiful Karla Estrada as a seasoned actress. The actress proves that she's still rocking her youthful persona as she appears on a variety of morning talk shows that we enjoy today. What is the story of her success in the complicated world of show business?
Karla Estrada is a Filipino film actress, singer, television personality, and businesswoman. She rose to popularity after being one of the regular talents in GMA Network's variety show "That's Entertainment" (1986).
- Name: Karla Estrada (born Karla Ford)
- Birthday: November 21, 1974
- Karla Estrada Age: 45 years old
- Birthplace: Tacloban City, Philippines
- Parents: Raymond Ford and Thelma Ilago
- Karla Estrada citizenship: Filipino
- Marital status: Single
- Net worth: $1 Million - $5 Million (Approx.)
Karla Estrada real name is Karla Ford. The gorgeous actress was born in Tacloban, Philippines on November 21, 1974. While the star was born to a relatively wealthy family, she did not have a perfect childhood because she grew up estranged to her American father.
On January 14, 2017, ABS-CBN Network's drama anthology "Maalala Mo Kaya" (1991) dedicated an episode to Karla's life story. In the episode. It was shown that she already aspired to become a celebrity when she was young. In the pursuit of her ambition, she joined several local singing competitions. After being discovered by a talent manager in Quezon City, she made her debut appearance on TV in "That's Entertainment".
Who are Karla Estrada children? The actress is a lucky mother to her four loving children.
Actor and singer Daniel Padilla is her son with ex-husband and classic film actor Rommel Padilla. Over the years, Daniel has amassed massive success a matinee idol, frequently starring as Kathryn Bernardo's opposite in blockbuster romantic drama films. His success in the field of show business is a true testament to how well he was raised by his mother despite her separation from his father.
Needless to say, her three other children, namely Jose Carlito Padilla, Margaret Ford Planas, and Carmella Ford, are all equally as well-raised, as suggested by her social media posts. She is a good mother despite Karla having to raise all of her children mostly on her own.
In an interview with Gretchen Fullido, an ABS-CBN News reporter, the actress shared her sentiments on raising her children as a single parent:
"Totoo iyon na na kapag naging mother ka na, marami ka ng takot. Mas takot ka na sa buhay mo, sa mga posibleng mangyari sa iyo. Nung dalaga ako napakatapang ko pero ngayon, iniingatan ko na ang buhay ko para sa kanila."
(It is true that becoming a mother comes with a lot of fears. You become more wary of what could happen to you, and your children in your absence. Motherhood taught me to become more careful for my children.)
Who is Karla Estrada husband? The actress is currently not married. However, she recently confirmed her relationship with non-celebrity businessman Jam Ignacio. She dropped the news in an episode of the early morning talk show "Magandang Buhay" hosted by herself along with Jolina Magdangal and Melai Cantiveros.
Her recent Instagram posts suggest they have a very happy relationship.
Karla Estrada father
The celebrity momshie shared a tragic memory about her father in 2016. Celebrating her birthday in an episode of "Magandang Buhay", the actress stated:
Nang hinanap ko ang tatay ko, ‘yun ang sinabi niya sa akin. Ang sakit no’n. Napakasakit kasi sabi ko, ang tagal kong nangulila sa ama, hindi ko alam na ang alam pala ng ama ko, eh hindi ako sinilang, patay ako ng pinanganak” she added.
This is in light of her estrangement to her American father during her growing up years, who was led to believe by her grandfather that she died during childbirth. It was not until she was eighteen years old when she began to yearn for a father figure.
Karla Estrada birthday
The actress was born in Tacloban City on November 21, 1974. She recently celebrated her 45th birthday with a surprise party thoughtfully organized by her non-celebrity boyfriend, Jam Ignacio.
Gathered in the event to celebrate were her closest friends on-and-off show business. These include the one and only Vice Ganda, and "Magandang Buhay" cohosts Jolina Magdangal and Melai Cantiveros.
The gorgeous momshie was also treated to a surprise birthday gift by nonother than her loving son and matinee idol, Daniel Padilla. Together with the equally successful girlfriend Kathryn Bernardo, the pair greeted Karla with a beautiful bouquet of flowers.
Karla Estrada business
Aside from being a success in the world of show business, Karla Estrada is also doing wonders in business management. In 2017, the actress opened her new business, the "Queen Mother" beauty salon.
On their official website, the salon is described as "highly competitive, well equipped with new technology in the salon industry, with well trained professional hairstylists through continuous research and development by our Creative Team in our Technical Services Training Center."
Aside from her business and her hosting career, it can also be presumed that the actress earns a steady revenue from her official YouTube channel (@Karla Estrada), where she vlogs about her travel destinations, shopping, and her family life.
Karla Estrada is a force to reckon in the society. Her determination and hard work has made her one of the most successful entrepreneurs on the planet.