Showbiz is an industry dominated by many good-looking and talented individuals. Some people have learned to use their good genes as an advantage in front of the limelight. In certain families, beauty and talent remain strong from generation to generation. The public and the media have been smitten by several celebrity families. Fans are always eager to learn more about celebrity families on and off camera. Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram make it possible for celebrities to share fragments of their lives with their followers. Many companies are turning to celebrity families to endorse their products because of their wide fan base.
Garcia-Kramer – PBA player Doug Kramer and actress/model Chesca Kramer exchanged vows in 2008. They have been blessed with 3 children namely Kendra, Scarlett and Gavin. Many fans fondly call their family Team Kramer. This family of five has won the hearts of many Filipinos, amassing millions of fans. Team Kramer Facebook fanpage has more than 2 million likes. Chesca currently has 568,000 followers on Instagram @chekakramer while Doug has @dougkramer44 has 329,000 followers.
Their Instagram accounts were initially their way of staying connected with family and friends. Little did they know that their IG accounts would make them a well-loved celebrity family. Now, a single IG post generates thousands of likes.
The celebrity couple and their 3 adorable children are rising product endorsers.Some of their product endorsements include Nesfruta and Red Ribbon.
Santos-Agoncillo family – Judy Ann Santos, the former child actress who captured the hearts of many Filipinos in Mara Clara and Esperanza has transformed into a terrific mother. Santos and husband Ryan Agoncillo have two lovely kids, Yohan and Lucho. Santos is grateful that she can share the demands and joys of parenting with her husband. They have learned to balance their showbiz commitments and parenting responsibilities.
Settling down has not diminished the couple’s popularity among fans. In fact, their followers are captivated by the domestic side of their lives. Santos shares bits and pieces of their private lives with their fans by posting photos on her Instagram account @officialjuday. Santos likes to post random photos of her family, work and home-cooked meals. Her IG posts get thousands of likes from followers.
Many companies are capitalizing on the Santos-Agoncillo’s undeniable appeal to the public. Their family is becoming a favorite product endorser of top companies. Some of their product endorsements include Goldilocks, Alaska and Johnson’s Baby Milk Bath.
Villaroel-Legaspi family – Many Filipinos still have fond memories of Carmina Villaroel and Zoren Legaspi’s fairy-tale garden wedding two years ago. Their twins, Cassandra (nicknamed Casey) and Maverick (Mavy) took part in the planning of the wedding which caught Villaroel by surprise.
The Legaspi-Villaroel is an ideal Filipino family. Many people admire their family’s closeness. According to Villaroel, the happy family that the public sees on TV commercials is a reflection of their true selves. What they see is what they get. They find it easy to shoot TV ads because they don’t have to act. There is no need to pretend. All they have to do is be themselves. Their family loves to do things together. They like to laugh and have a good time. Some of their successful product endorsements include Breeze with ActivBleach, Jollibee and Selecta Ice-cream. They have also been featured in several magazines.
Although Casy and Mavy were featured on several commercials and occasionally appear on TV guestings, Villaroel and Legaspi prefer that their twins finish college first. The couple is willing to support them if they eventually decide to go into showbiz after they finish their college degrees. As of now, the twins are allowed to guest on TV programs during school break.
Padilla clan – Padilla is one of the biggest showbiz clans in the country. One of the popular celebrities from this clan is actor, film director, producer and martial artist Robin Padilla. His brother Rustom Padilla (now BB Gandanghari) is also an actor. Their other brothers Royette Padilla and Rommel Padilla sometimes portray cameo roles on film. The younger generation of Padillas is now sharing the limelight with the senior Padillas.
Robin Padilla’s daughters with Liezl Sycangco, followed their father’s footsteps. Queenie used to be contract artist of GMA Network and later transferred to ABS-CBN. The former young actress left showbiz in 2012 to become a devout Muslim. Kylie, a Kapuso star and Muay Thai practitioner is known for her roles in Rhodora X and Adarna. She recently confirmed her break up with actor Aljur Abrenica. Aside from acting and martial arts, Kylie is also a rising recording artist. Her debut album Seasons is now available on CD format.
The sons of Rommel Padilla, Daniel, RJ, and Matt have joined the showbiz industry too. Daniel Padilla has turned into a teenage sensation. The ABS-CBN and Star Magic actor is also a rising recording artist. He is teamed up with Kathryn Bernardo. Fans coined their love team KathNiel.
Early this year, Star Cinema and RCP Productions produced a film featuring the iconic Padilla clan. The movie titled, Sa Ngalan Ng Ama, Ina, At Mga Anak stars Robin Padilla, Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla, Kylie Padilla, Queenie Padilla, Rommel Padilla, Royette Padilla, Daniel Padilla, RJ Padilla, Matthew Padilla, Gideon Padilla, and Bella Padilla.
Lahbati-Gutierrez family – Another family to keep an eye on is the beautiful Gutierrez family. Richard Gutierrez, son of Eddie Gutierrez and Annabelle Rama, brother of Ruffa Gutierrez and twin brother of Raymond Gutierrez is now a father. Gutierrez and girlfriend Sarah Lahbati made headlines recently when they revealed that they already have a son. The couple introduced their son, Zion to the public in the family’s reality show called It Takes Gutz to be a Gutierrez. After their son’s TV debut, Lahbati posted a cute photo of Zion on her Instagram account @sarahlahbati. On the pilot episode of the show, Gutierrez revealed that he took a leave from showbiz to become a hands-on dad to Zion who was born in Switzerland last year.
Last June 15, 2014, Lahbati and Gutierrez celebrated the christening and first birthday of baby Zion at Wack Wack Country Club in Mandaluyong City. Many prominent personalities attended the celebration.
Zion’s adorable face and curly hair has made him an instant star on social media sites like Instagram and Facebook. Many fans are looking forward to seeing more of baby Zion and his parents.
Rachel Yapchiongco, also known as Rach to her friends, is a Psychology and Marketing Management graduate of De La Salle University. Rachel is a full-time mom to a charming young boy and married to an entrepreneur who has a passion for cooking. She shares parenting experiences and slices of everyday life on her personal blog called Heart of Rachel.