Kapamilya actress-host Toni Gonzaga or Celestine Cruz Gonzaga-Soriano in real life started in the local entertainment industry at the age of 13. In 1997, Toni joined a singing competition called “Metropop Star Search”, which was then aired on GMA-7, the same show that introduced singers like Kyla and Faith Cuneta.
Toni failed to win in the said competition, but she later got her showbiz breakthrough in the Sprite TV commercial with hunk actor Piolo Pascual in 2001. It was also that year when she released her eponymous debut album under Prime Music and “Paano.”
After this, Toni was introduced as one of the main hosts in the long-time afternoon variety show Eat Bulaga, followed by several TV projects in the same network. But in 2005 she transferred to the Kapamilya network and become one of the regular hosts of Pinoy Big Brother series and also in the Sunday musical variety program ASAP.
She has also proven her acting skills many times for her roles in movies like D’ Anothers, You Are The One, My Big Love, My Only Ü. A Journey Home, Ang Tanging Pamilya: A Marry Go Round, My Amnesia Girl, Wedding Tayo, Wedding Hindi, This Guy’s in Love With You, Mare!, and Four Sisters and a Wedding, among many others.
On June 12, 2015, the Kapamilya actress tied the knot with her longtime boyfriend, filmmaker Paul Soriano in a grand wedding ceremony held at the United Methodist Church in Taytay, Rizal. The couple welcomed their first child on September 30, 2016, an adorable son named Severiano “Seve” Elliott.
Fast forward today, Toni and Paul’s son is already 3 years old, which only means that his celebrity parents can now enjoy more travel and bonding time with their cute little toddler. Just like their family’s recent out of the country trip as they welcomed the year 2020!
The 35-year-old celebrity mom keeps her 5.4 million Instagram followers updated on how she and her family spent the last holidays.
It can be seen in her latest IG posts that Toni and Paul brought their son Seve to Japan and enjoyed the winter weather there right before New Year.
Toni penned a short but meaningful message on the last day of 2019, “I live for the moments I can’t put into words.. Grateful to end the decade with my family. #2019,” she wrote.