|Karel Marquez Santos|
Karla Ysabel Marquez Santos|
December 21, 1986
Arman de Guzman (2???-2011)|
Sean Fariñas (2012-present)
Karla Ysabel Marquez-Santos (born December 21, 1986; Manila, Philippines), professionally known as Karel Marquez, is a Filipino actress, model, singer, and TV host who's currently signed under GMA Network. Before she joined GMA Network, she was part of ABS-CBN Talent Management & Development Center (known as Star Magic). She was Star Magic's Batch 10 alumna.
Marquez started as VJ in Myx, a subsidiary of ABS-CBN, in 2003. She was transferred to ABS-CBN's rival network, GMA Network, despite being a VJ in Myx until 2007. She starred in GMA's afternoon Philippine television drama Pati Ba Pintig Ng Puso?. She was also a mainstay in GMA's Sunday variety program SOP. She hosted a segment in GMA's gag show Bitoy's Funniest Videos, titled "Just 4 Kikays". She co-starred in GMA's primetime Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan, as Lyka. She was one-half of the cover girls in the November 2006 edition of FHM Philippines. Marquez, alongside Drew Arellano, was also a co-host in Coca Cola: Ride To Fame, a reality talent show. She was also a radio DJ.
Marquez's first relationship was with Arman de Guzman, with whom she had two children: Keiley and Kyler. The couple have since split. Marquez began dating Sean Fariñas in December 2012. They became engaged on May 7, 2016.
In a 2013 interview with Dolly Anne Carvajal for Philippine Daily Inquirer, Marquez was asked if she would fall for a gay man, she replied: "I can’t fall for someone who is attracted to the same sex! I mean, why would I?" She said, "Straight is straight. Bisexual is bisexual. Gay is gay. I have tons of gay friends and I love them! No falling in love [only]. Can’t imagine it."
|1998/2003||Magandang Tanghali Bayan||Herself Co-Host||ABS-CBN|
|2002/2012||ASAP||Herself / Performer|
|2006||Komiks: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko||Ruwana|
|2007||Sine Novela: Pati Ba Pintig ng Puso?||Agatha||GMA Network|
|SOP Rules||Herself / Performer|
|Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan||Lyka|
|2011||Babaeng Hampaslupa||Fake Elizabeth Wong / Stephanie†|
|Sa Ngalan ng Ina||Carmela Illustre|
|2012||Isang Dakot Na Luha||Lyka San Diego|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Stuffed Toy||Winnie||ABS-CBN|
|Yesterday's Bride||Dr. Sabrina Torres||GMA Network|
|2013||My Husband's Lover||Evelyn Agatep|
|2014||Rhodora X||Jonalyn Abanes-Leoncio|
|My Destiny||Bernice Salcedo|
- Carvajal, Dolly Anne (July 22, 2013). "Karel Marquez talks about love, sibling rivalry and career". Inquirer.net. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
- Ruiz, Mara (May 7, 2016), "Karel Marquez, engaged na!", GMA News, retrieved October 24, 2016
- Castro, Roldan (May 12, 2011), "Karel Marquez splits with husband Arman de Guzman; relationship reportedly started to crumble when she returned to showbiz", Philippine Entertainment Portal, retrieved October 24, 2016