Mariel Rodriguez

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Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla
Mariel Rodriguez at the ABS-CBN Main Bldg hallway in May 2010.jpg
Mariel Rodriguez at ABS-CBN in May 2010
Maria Erlinda Lucille Sazon Termulo

(1984-08-10) August 10, 1984 (age 36)
Other namesMariel Rodriguez-Padilla
OccupationActress, host, model, VJ
Years active2001–present
Height5'2 in 1.57 m
(m. 2010)

Maria Erlinda Lucille Sazon Termulo-Padilla (born August 10, 1984) professionally known as Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla or Mariel Rodriguez, is a Filipino-born American commercial model, endorser, television host, VJ and actress.

Early life[edit]

Rodriguez was born Maria Erlinda Lucille Sazon Termulo on August 10, 1984. She is known by the nickname "Mariel" as a child, lived and was raised by her maternal grandparents in Parañaque due to her parents' separation at her youth.[1] She studied at De La Salle Santiago Zobel School for grade school and high school and attended De La Salle University for college, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Philippine Studies, major in Filipino in Mass Media.[2]

Rodriguez has one sister and two half-siblings. Her sister, Kaye Garcia, owns the clothing line Hot Pink Lingerie. Her half-siblings, Ethan and Julia Termulo, both live in New Jersey.


Rodriguez started her career at the age of 15 as a commercial model, which included Clean & Clear. In 2004, she was cast in MTV Asia's television show Rouge. Introducing herself through the webcam, she flew to Singapore for the audition and got the part. Her role in the show caught the eye of MTV Philippines executives and was made a VJ in December 2004. She left MTV in April 2006.[1]

GMA Network signed her as one of their stars. While in the network, she became one of the regular hosts of Extra Challenge,[1][3] and appeared on the series Love to Love.

In 2005, Rodriguez moved to ABS-CBN, where she joined as a co-host of the competition series Pinoy Big Brother until 2010.[4] Later, she became well known for co-hosting the noon-time programs Wowowee (2006–10), Pilipinas Win Na Win (2010), and Happy Yipee Yehey! (2011).[5] Additionally, Rodriguez also acted in the Komiks series Varga in 2008, where she starred in the titular main role as Varga, and two installments of the Precious Hearts Romances Presents, namely Bud Brothers and Love Is Only in the Movies, in 2009 and Cinco 2010, respectively.[6][7]

In September 2011, she moved to TV5, where she continued her co-hosting stint for Willie Revillame's variety show Wil Time Bigtime from 2011 to 2013, which upon its cancellation was followed by Wowowillie, which she continued to co-host.[5][8]

In November 2015, she returned to ABS-CBN and reprised her role as co-host in Pinoy Big Brother: 737, which also serves as the reunion of Kuya's Angels together with Toni Gonzaga and Bianca Gonzalez respectively. She also appeared in 737 as a celebrity houseguest, alongside Enchong Dee and Karla Estrada.[9]

In 2015, Rodriguez was tapped as the guest host of It's Showtime along with Amy Perez. Weeks later, she confirmed their official participation on the show as main co-hosts.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Rodriguez is an American citizen.[11] She married actor-director Robin Padilla at the Taj Mahal in Agra, India on August 19, 2010.[12][13] They had met on the Philippine noon time variety show Wowowee when Padilla was temporarily a presenter.[14] Rodriguez, a Catholic, did not convert to Islam following her marriage with Padilla, who's a Muslim.[15]

In March 2015, Rodriguez revealed that she had suffered a miscarriage, which would have been her first child with Padilla.[16] In August 2015, Padilla announced that he and Rodriguez were expecting triplets. However, a few weeks after the announcement, a statement was released from Padilla's manager that Rodriguez had suffered a second miscarriage.[17]

On May 21, 2016, on an episode of It's Showtime, Rodriguez announced that she was pregnant for the third time. On August 13, 2016, it was announced that she and Padilla will have a daughter, due in November.[18] Their daughter, Maria Isabella, was born on November 14, 2016 in Delaware.[19]



Year Title Role Film Company
2014 Sa Ngalan ng Ama, Ina at mga Anak Indah Star Cinema and RCP Productions
2011 Tum, My Pledge of Love Erlinda Dimatumba Liwanag ng Kapayapaan Foundation
Montura Productions
Star Cinema
2010 Cinco Rizza Star Cinema
Noy Herself/Cameo
2009 Astig Nurse Cinemalaya
2007 Agent X44 Mary Grace / Agent 690 Star Cinema


Year Title Role Network
2016 Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7 Main Host ABS-CBN
2016 ; 2018–2019 It's Showtime Main Host
2015 Pinoy Big Brother: 737 Big Night returning Main host
2015 Happy Wife, Happy Life Host TV5
2014 It's Showtime Hurado ABS-CBN
2013 Wowowillie Co-Host TV5
2012 Paparazzi (talk show) Host
Video Incredible
2011–13 Wil Time Bigtime Co-host
2011 Happy Yipee Yehey! Host ABS-CBN
Wansapanataym: Ningning Kuting Ningning
2010 Pilipinas Win Na Win Co-Host
Teen Clash of 2010 Herself / Host
SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon Guest anchor
Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Love Is Only In The Movies Sheye
2009 Pinoy Big Brother Double Up Host
Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Bud Brothers (Book 2: My Gulay... Wow Betchay!) Betchay / Elizabeth Panganiban
2008 Komiks Presents: Mars Ravelo's Varga Varga / Vara
Love Spell Presents: Elevator TBA
Palos Viola, The Talking Car (Voice)
Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition Plus Host
2007–11 Entertainment Live
2007 Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 2 Host / Guest Celebrity Housemate
Pinoy Big Brother (season 2) Host
2006 Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition
Your Song Presents: Feb-Ibig Justine
Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 1 Host
2006–10 Wowowee Co-Host
2005 Pinoy Big Brother (season 1) Host
2004 Love to Love: True Romance Herself GMA Network
Extra Challenge Host
Love to Love: Maid for Each Other Herself
2003 OK Fine, Whatever Mariel ABS-CBN
2001 MTV Philippines Herself / VJ MTV Philippines
Rouge Pam MTV Southeast Asia


  1. ^ a b c "Mariel Rodriguez: Kikay girl!". Philippine Entertainment Portal. YES! Magazine. September 5, 2007. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  2. ^ "Mariel Rodriguez Biography". Pinoy Stop.
  3. ^ Almo, Nerisa (November 26, 2007). "Mariel Rodriguez caught saying "Baduy sa GMA"". Philippine Entertainment Portal. GMA New Media. Retrieved August 2, 2015.
  4. ^ Buan-Deveza, Reyma (April 24, 2014). "Is Mariel Rodriguez returning to PBB?". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Does Mariel Rodriguez prefer her 'Happy Yipee Yehey' friends?". ABS-CBN Corporation. May 28, 2011. Retrieved August 2, 2015.
  6. ^ "Mariel Rodriguez plays superhero in 'Varga'". ABS-CBN News. June 17, 2008. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  7. ^ "Mariel Rodriguez and Rafael Rosell romance viewers in Bud Brothers". Philippine Entertainment Portal. GMA New Media. May 12, 2009. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  8. ^ "Mariel Now A Kapatid". September 23, 2011.
  9. ^ "LOOK: Toni, Bianca, Mariel reunite on 'PBB'". ABS-CBN News. ABS-CBN Corporation. November 8, 2015. Retrieved November 6, 2015.
  10. ^ "It's official! Mariel, Amy join 'It's Showtime'". ABS-CBN News. ABS-CBN Corporation. January 2, 2016. Retrieved January 2, 2016.
  11. ^ Sallan, Edwin (November 14, 2016). "Robin Padilla reveals Mariel Rodriguez and family voted for Trump". News5. TV5 Network. Archived from the original on November 14, 2016. Retrieved November 14, 2016.
  12. ^ Siazon, Rachelle (September 22, 2010). "Robin Padilla confirms that he married Mariel Rodriguez in India last August". ABS-CBN Corporation. Retrieved August 2, 2015.
  13. ^ "Lovely scenes with Robin and Mariel at the Taj Mahal". The Philippine Star. August 26, 2010. Retrieved August 2, 2015.
  14. ^ "Mariel Rodriguez admits going out on a date with Robin Padilla". Summit Media. July 14, 2010. Retrieved August 2, 2015.
  15. ^ Garcia, Rose (June 16, 2015). "Mariel Rodriguez explains why she has not converted to Islam despite being married to Robin Padilla". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved August 16, 2016.
  16. ^ "Mariel Rodriguez suffers miscarriage". Rappler. March 17, 2015. Retrieved August 2, 2015.
  17. ^ "Robin Padilla confirms wife Mariel Rodriguez suffers miscarriage". Rappler. August 13, 2015. Retrieved August 13, 2015.
  18. ^ "It's a girl for Mariel, Robin". ABS-CBN News. August 13, 2016. Archived from the original on August 14, 2016. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  19. ^ So, Kristy (November 15, 2016). "Mariel Rodriguez gives birth". The Philippine Star. Retrieved November 15, 2016.