Toni Gonzaga has been appearing on our television screens for a very long time now. You might be familiar with her as your favorite movie star, singer, or TV host. As her superfan, do you know her as a person? Did you know that at some point, she was even a Sunday school teacher? Do you know the real name of Toni Gonzaga?
Toni was born on January 20, 1984, as the firstborn daughter to Carlito and Crisanta. The singer was brought up in Taytay, Philippines. Her rise to fame did not just happen in a day; it has been a process.
Toni Gonzaga profile summary
- Real name: Celestine Cruz Gonzaga-Soriano
- Toni Gonzaga age: 35 years
- Husband: Paul Soriano
- Child: Severiano Elliot Gonzaga
- Height: 1.63m
Toni Gonzaga's early life
In an article by Philstar, the icon recalls how her journey began back in the day. Gonzaga began showing her real abilities at the tender age of four. Her parents were choir members while her aunt is a conductress in their church. The talent in the family must have been of great help to her development. At the age of eight, they included her in a praise and worship band.
She started singing at the age of three or four. She has since followed her passion and is now a top TV personality, singer, YouTube vlogger, and actress.
She says that her biggest competition was the 1997 Metropop Star Search. Although she was the youngest contestant at the event, she still made it to the top 13. She, however, failed to win the competition. Toni saw a bleak future in her career. She then resorted to lounge performance for three years.
Her time to break into the showbiz limelight came when she cast in a Sprite TV commercial. She got her first short as a TV host in Eat, Bulaga!. At this level, her career hit the runway. ABS-CBN recognized her potential, poached her, and made her an instant star.
Toni Gonzaga birthday
She takes the opportunity to celebrate her birthdays in extraordinary ways. The most remarkable one was her 31st birthday. This was when Paul, her husband, proposed to her. What a great day to do it. This year, she turned 35. Her birthday is the 24th of January 1984.
Toni Gonzaga education
Did Toni Gonzaga graduate from college? She began her college studies at Dominican College in San Juan. She enrolled to study Mass Communication but transferred to the Asian Institute of Distance Education (AIDE) barely two years into the course.
While at AIDE, she shifted her major from Mass Communication to AB English. She, however, decided to quit the course to focus on showbiz.
In 2017, she was enrolled at the Philippines Open University for a bachelor's course in Multimedia Studies. She recently posted pictures on social media to show that she has moved to the United States to study.
She will be taking up a course on Professional Development for Marketing Strategy at Harvard Extension School.
Toni Gonzaga religion
Toni comes from a Christian family. Toni herself has continued being strong in religion. She even chose the United Methodist Church to announce her engagement to Paul. She is a very active member of the church.
Toni Gonzaga husband
Apart from having a very successful career, Toni is also blessed in her personal life. She is married to Paul Soriano, a Filipino commercial and film producer. Together they are blessed with a wonderful son, Severiano Elliot Gonzaga.
Toni Gonzaga wedding
Toni Gonzaga and her husband Paul Soriano cemented their union in a colorful wedding ceremony in Taytay four years ago. Their wedding, themed "Perfect together", was aired throughout the Philippines a day after their wedding. Rappler confirmed a high profile guest list for the wedding. Some of the celebrities that attended were Manny Pacquiao, Lea Salonga, Kris Aquino, and Toni's sister Alex Gonzaga.
Toni Gonzaga marriage seems to be a happy one. In June this year, she posted romantic and encouraging words for her hubby on their 4th anniversary. The post read:
“Four years ago I married the man that I am spending the rest of my life with. The fact that you have stayed with me for 12 years now is a testament of how patient, understanding, and loving you are as a person."
She thanked her husband, who has been very supportive of her. She admitted that parenting is not easy, but together, they are enjoying the journey.
"You have been an extraordinary partner, a great friend, and a loving husband. I’m so grateful that Seve has a responsible father he can always look up to. Thank you for all that you are to me and our family,” she said.
The couple has come a long way. They dated for eight years before they could tie the knot.
Toni Gonzaga height
She is 1.63 meters tall. Her beauty is complemented by her slim body and long dark hair. Her designers and dressers have made sure that the television host is well dressed for every occasion.
Toni Gonzaga Instagram
She uses her real names, Celestine Gonzaga-Soriano, on Instagram. She has over 5.3 million followers, follows only 18 users, and has 2,491 posts.
Toni Gonzaga movies
She has featured in and starred in several films. Her role in the movie My Amnesia Girl is one of her top-rated releases of all time. Ranker ranks it as her best. Star Cinema released the film in 2010. The film features a romantic storyline in which she stars alongside John Lloyd Cruz.
The film received massive public acceptance, making it the highest-grossing Filipino film of 2010. Because of their roles in the film, Cruz and Gonzaga were named "Box office King and Queen' in 2010 by SM Cinemas. She has featured in at least 17 films in her vast career. Some of her top work include her roles in; You Got Me, You are the One, Agree or Disagree, and others.
She has shown her industrious and innovative nature by starting her own production company. The beauty named the company TinCan. Tin is her nickname. Can is just an inspiration that drives her.
Toni Gonzaga songs
Her songs are centered on the theme of love. She always brings out some bit of romance in her masterpieces. Since her first-ever song release, Toni Gonzaga has always impressed her fans by releasing some of the world's top songs; from Catch Me Am Falling to Can't Hurry Love.
Her songs such as the Kahit Na have propelled her to various contests like the Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs. Her music is available on YouTube, Deezer, and TuneIn.
She has been crowned the best female performer by GMMS Foundation, the best female Pop Artist of the Year, and Album of the Year by PMPC Star Awards for Music.
Toni Gonzaga is a professional actor, a television host, a producer, and a song star. We have lived to enjoy her great work for a very long time now. Having hailed from a very humble background, she has worked for it all. She has, over the years, enjoyed success on and off her career. What else can one pray for?