Actress/Singer Nikki Gil is now following in her mother’s footsteps, after leaving the showbizness.
Monica Pauline Gil, popularly known as “Nikki Gil” is a singer, actress, host, model, and former VJ. She was born from a music-oriented family, even in her early years, Nikki has already shown signs of musical talent. Her father, though her mother sang in a church choir, knows how to play the piano.
Nikki first gained attention after starring in an advertisement for Coca-Cola in 2005. She was 17 years old. This was around the same year that she began her music career with Gil, and released her self-titled album.
She gained international attention in 2006 when her production company EMI Philippines and Walt Disney Records recruited her and other Asian artists to sing and be a star in the “High School Musical” music video
ABS CBN also recruited her to become a VJ for their affiliate music channel, MYX.
Nikki was among a few handfuls of celebrities in their showbiz career who had managed to highlight more than one talent. She won the 2011 Best Actress sa Broadway World Philippines Awards, and the 2013 PMPC Star Awards For TV Best Single Performance By An Actress for her appearance in “MMK: Ilog.”
Unlike several others, her impressive career did not go by without having been embroiled in some controversy. Gil started dating Fellow Artist and VJ Billy Crawford in 2008. Their 5-year relationship ended in 2013. According to the source, the breakup was caused by Crawford’s infidelity while she chose to remain celibate until marriage.
Nikki eventually found the one in his husband BJ Albert who is the nephew of singer-actress Joey Albert. They tied the knot last November 21, 2015.
In November 2017, the couple welcomed their first child Finn, a baby boy, after two years of their marriage. Nikki is living a quiet life away from showbiz as of today and is very busy taking care of her children.
Meanwhile, in an interview, Nikki admitted that she doesn’t regret leaving the limelight to focus on her personal life.
“I’m not missing it much yet (laughs). I’m happy with my quiet life. But I do miss work and the people that I used to work with. Of course I kind of grew up in the industry as well so I spent many years with the staff and my fellow artists. I miss the bond but I think I’ve enjoyed that season enough and I’m just enjoying my season now which is motherhood. I’m an interior design student and now a theater,” she said.
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