Karel Marquez

Karel Marquez Santos
Born Karla Ysabel Marquez Santos
(1986-12-21) December 21, 1986
Manila, Philippines
Years active 2002-present
Partner(s) Arman de Guzman (2???-2011)
Sean Fariñas (2012-present)
Children 2

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.

She starred in GMA's Philippine television drama My Husband's Lover.[1]

Personal life

Marquez's first relationship was with Arman de Guzman, with whom she had two children: Keiley and Kyler.[2] The couple have since split.[3] Marquez began dating Sean Fariñas in December 2012. They became engaged on May 7, 2016.[2]

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."[1]



Year Title Role Network
1998/2003 Magandang Tanghali Bayan Herself Co-Host ABS-CBN
2002/2004 Berks Penelope
2002/2012 ASAP Herself / Performer
2005 Qpids Herself
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
2010 Pidol's Wonderland Arwana TV5
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
Genesis Young Brenda
2014 Rhodora X Jonalyn Abanes-Leoncio
My Destiny Bernice Salcedo


  1. 1 2 Carvajal, Dolly Anne (July 22, 2013). "Karel Marquez talks about love, sibling rivalry and career". Inquirer.net. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  2. 1 2 Ruiz, Mara (May 7, 2016), "Karel Marquez, engaged na!", GMA News, retrieved October 24, 2016
  3. 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

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