Julio Alessandro Rivera is not a common name on the screens, but there is one you might recognize: Ariel Rivera. Julio is the son of the Filipino recording artist and actor Ariel Rivera. Rivera is an award-winning artist born in Manila, Philippines, but he migrated with his family to Canada, where he is based. Julio’s mother, Gelli de Belen, is also a Filipina actress and television host known for hosting SIS, a daytime show from 2001 to 2010. Julio Alessandro was in the spotlight recently after graduating from university in June 2022. This article will give a detailed account of Julio Allesandro Rivera’s life and family.
Julio Alessandro Rivera Age
Julio was born on 6 November 2000 and is 21 as of 2022. He is the son of Ariel Rivera and his wife, Gelli de Belen. Julio was brought up in Canada under his parents’ care, who have been together for over 24 years. Although both his parents have successful acting careers, they have kept their children away from the mainstream media.
Julio Alessandro Rivera Education
Julio recently graduated from York University, where he is studying to be a pilot. His parents joined him on his big day to celebrate his academic milestone. Julio’s mother took to Instagram to share clips and photos of his graduation. Her caption read, “Congratulations, Julio!!! We are so proud of you.”
Julio’s older brother Joaquin Andres was also present at the ceremony. Joaquin was born on 29 January 1999. He is based in Toronto and majored in kinesiology at York University.
Julio Alessandro Rivera’s Parents
Julio’s parents, Ariel Rivera and Anna Gianelli de Belen, married on 22 December 1997. The couple has been together for more than two decades, raising their two sons together.
Rivera is a successful singer-songwriter, actor, and award-winning artist. His singing talent was discovered while he was an undergraduate studying to be architecture in Canada. In 1989, Rivera got signed to Musico Records & BMG Records (Pilipinas) Inc. His debut album was released two years later and went 3x platinum. His second album, Simple Lang, was also a 3x platinum. In 1994, Rivera released a fourth album, Photograph, which reached Gold in the Philippines.
Rivera made his debut in acting in 1992when he got a starring role in the film Bakit Labis Kitang Mahal. The role earned him a Best Supporting Actor award at the Matro Manila Film Festival. He co-starred in 1993’s Ikaw, 1994’s Isang Sulok Ng Mga Pangarap, 1995’s Anghel Na Walang Langit, and The Guce family in 1995.
Rivera keeps his personal life details private. His wife, Anna Gianelli Yap de Belen-Rivera, is commonly known as Gelli de Belen. She is the sister of actress and television presenter Janice de Belen, dubbed the “Queen of Horror-Drama” in Filipino drama and horror films. Gelli’s mother, Susan Yap, was involved in her daughter’s early acting career and was often present at shootings and tapings. As a result, her reputation grew alongside that of her daughter Gelli.
Gelli de Bellen is best known for hosting Sis, a daytime television program on GMA that ran from 2001 to 2010. Her recent appearances were in the 2020 film Love or Money, and the television series 2 Good 2 Be True.
Rivera has a promising future ahead as he recently graduated from college. He is lucky to have supportive parents who are proud of him.