Birthday: September 1, 1966
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
Born in Manila, Jose Ariel Jimenez Rivera grew up in Canada after his family decided to migrate to the country when he was still very young. While on vacation in the Philippines in the late 80s, Ariel's tanned good looks caught the eye of a talent scout. This began his career as a recording artist and TV show host, leaving behind his life in Canada where he was a licensed architect. Dubbed as "Kilabot ng Kolehiyala" (literally Heartthrob for College Girls), Ariel has proven he is beyond his looks as he became a successful and award-winning singer, songwriter and actor. In 1997, he married actress Gelli De Belen with whom he bore two sons - Joaquin Andres and Julio Alessandro.