|Artist Birtday :||01/09/1966 (Age 53)|
|Born In :||Manila, Philippines|
|Occupation(s) :||Singer-songwriter, Actor|
|Genres :||OPM, Pinoy Pop, OPM, Original Pilipino Music, Pop|
José Ariel Jiménez Rivera (born 1 September 1966) is a Filipino recording artist and actor.
Rivera was born in Manila, Philippines but has since migrated with his family to Canada. He has since become a successful singer-songwriter, actor, and Aliw award-winning artist. He is dubbed as “Kilabot ng Kolehiyala”, a title formerly bestowed upon Hajji Alejandro, a popular Filipino
Rivera has four siblings and prefers to keep his personal life private. He was the ex-boyfriend of Asia’s Songbird, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid. They broke the so-called fairy tale relationship in 1995.
He married actress, television presenter, and his true love, Anna Gianelli de Belen, on 22 December 1997 in Santuario de San José, and both did a film released five months before their marriage entitled “Ikaw Pala Ang Mahal Ko”. The couple has two sons: Joaquín Andrés (born 29 January 1999) and Julio Alessandro (born 6 November 2000).