Donita Rose

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This name uses Philippine naming customs. The matronymic is Ramos and the patronymic is Cavett.
Donita Rose
Born Donita Rose Ramos Cavett
(1974-12-05) December 5, 1974 (age 41)
Utah, U.S.
Nationality Filipino-American
Years active 1990-present
Religion Evangelicalism
Spouse(s) Eric Villarama (m. 2003–2016; separated)
Children Joshua Paul Villarama
Website Donita Rose on Twitter
Donita Rose on Instagram

Donita Rose Ramos Cavett, also known as Donita Rose, Donita, is a Filipino-American actress, TV Host and former MTV Asia VJ.[1]

Early and personal life[edit]

Donita Rose Ramos Cavett was born in Utah on 5 December 1974 and moved to the Philippines when she was five years old. She is the eldest daughter to an American father, William Kent Cavett, a military officer, and a Filipino mother, Evelyn Ramos, a teacher from Pangasinan. She attended high school at Brent International School and college at De La Salle University.[2]

In 1997, Rose moved to Singapore to pursue a career as a video jockey for MTV Asia.

In 2001, Rose met Eric Villarama after she migrated to Angeles City, Pampanga and their relationship blossomed for two years. She then married Villarama in Santa Barbara, California in 2003. The couple had a son named Joshua Paul, born in 2004. In the summer of 2007, they moved to Manila.[3]

In 2015, Rose reportedly has had bouts in her marriage of 12 years with Eric Villarama but she maintained a positive relationship with him and decided to live together once more despite admitting the fact that she almost signed their divorce papers.[4][5][6][7] The following year, however, in an interview with Mo Twister on his online podcast Good Times with Mo aired on 12 July 2016, Rose has publicly confirmed her separation with Villarama after she allegedly found Instagram photos of her husband with his new partner whom he reportedly started seeing on April 2016. Although the photos have been taken down by Villarama the following day, other sources were able to screen capture one of the photos of Villarama and his new partner together.[8][9][10]

Rose is a devout born-again Christian, and she is a member of Victory Fellowship Church.[11]


As a teenager, Rose's acting debut began in That's Entertainment alongside co-star Gary Estrada with whom she enjoyed a warm relationship long before moving to Singapore. Her first movie was Gabo in 1989 by Regal Entertainment. In 1992, she starred in two Filipino sitcoms,Alabang Girls by Viva Entertainment and Ober Da Bakod, and its 1996 sequel Ober Da Bakod 2 where she played as Barbie Doll. In 2002, she starred with Piolo Pascual in the romantic drama film 9 Mornings as Elise Romasanta, directed by Jose Javier Reyes and distributed by Star Cinema. Also in 2003, she starred in the Filipino comic book film adaptation and an official entry for the 2003 Metro Manila Film Festival of Mars Ravelo's Lastikman, starring Vic Sotto as Hilario (a.k.a. Lastikman) and Rose as Linda, Hilario/Lastikman's love interest, directed by Tony Y. Reyes and distributed & produced by OctoArts Films and M-Zet Productions.[12]

She formerly hosted ABS-CBN's morning news and entertainment show, Umagang Kay Ganda. In May 2014, she recently hosted a former Filipino morning variety-talk show on GMA called Basta Every Day, Happy!, a variety show which she co-hosts with Gladys Reyes, Alessandra De Rossi and Chef Boy Logro.[13]

Rose appeared on the cover of the men's magazine FHM on its Singapore edition; she also appeared on the Malaysian, Thai and the Filipino edition to which she was hailed as the Sexiest Woman in 2001.[14]

TV shows[edit]

Show Title Network Dates
That's My Amboy GMA Network 2016
Buena Familia GMA Network 2015
Let the Love Begin GMA Network 2015
Sabado Badoo GMA Network 2015
Tunay Na Buhay GMA Network 2015
More Than Words GMA Network 2014
Basta Every Day, Happy! GMA Network 2014
AHA! GMA Network
Sarap At Home GMA News TV
Tunay Na Buhay GMA Network
Power House GMA News TV
Chef Boy Logro: Kusina Master GMA Network
Showtime ABS-CBN
U-Turn UniversiTV
Talentadong Pinoy TV5
Umagang Kay Ganda ABS-CBN
Mobile Kusina GMA Network
Ober Da Bakod GMA Network
Si Manoy at si Mokong GMA Network
Eat Bulaga! GMA Network 1996–1997, 2002–2003
That's Entertainment GMA Network
Spotlight GMA Network
GMA Telecine Specials GMA Network
Alabang Girls ABC 5 (now TV5)
Lunch Date GMA Network
Lovingly Yours GMA Network
Vilma on Seven GMA Network


  1. ^ Donita Rose and Her Husband : How They Met and In Loved? - Miner8
  2. ^ Bautista, Mario E. (October 12, 2002). "Donita Rose: Learning lessons the hard way". The Philippine Star. Retrieved July 14, 2016. 
  3. ^ "How Donita Rose's life changed after being an MTV VJ". GMA Network. May 17, 2016. Retrieved July 14, 2016. 
  4. ^ Rula, Gorgy. "Donita, husband decide to get back together". Retrieved 2016-03-20. 
  5. ^ "Donita Rose says 'there's a distance' between her and hubby Eric Villarama". GMA News Online. Retrieved 2016-03-20. 
  6. ^ "After rough patch, Donita, husband to stay together". ABS-CBN Corporation. August 4, 2015. Retrieved July 14, 2016. 
  7. ^ Rula, Gorgy (July 14, 2016). "Donita Rose and husband Eric Villarama decide to 'get back together'; but she admits they almost signed divorce papers". Retrieved July 14, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Donita Rose admits separation from husband Eric Villarama after he posted photo with another girl". July 14, 2016. Retrieved July 14, 2016. 
  9. ^ Siazon, Rachelle (July 14, 2016). "Donita Rose confirms separation from husband". Rappler. Retrieved July 14, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Emotional Donita Rose confirms split with husband". ABS-CBN News. July 14, 2016. Retrieved July 14, 2016. 
  11. ^ "The treasures of Donita Rose". Retrieved 2016-03-20. 
  12. ^ Bautista, Mario E. (October 12, 2002). "Donita Rose: Learning lessons the hard way". The Philippine Star. Retrieved July 14, 2016. 
  13. ^ Mauricio-Arriola, Tessa (May 11, 2014). "Why life is rosy for Donita". The Manila Times. Retrieved July 14, 2016. 
  14. ^ Gonzales, Rommel (May 4, 2015). "Donita Rose recalls posing for FHM: "Ako ang naging number one sa FHM Sexiest pero naka-leather pants ako and turtleneck. Kaya mo yun?"". Retrieved July 14, 2016. 

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