A lot of us who got to enjoy the mid-2000s’ trends may still be able to recall how Nikki Gil first captured our attention. Allow us to refresh your memory.
It was 2005, low rise bell bottom jeans were still a thing and a 17-year-old Nikki Gil captured our hearts in a delightful Coca-Cola commercial. We bet you’re still familiar with the lyrics.
That was the beginning of Nikki’s prominence in the entertainment realm. Soon enough, she released her hit songs, “Sakayan ng Jeep” and “Glowing Inside.” However, her fame wasn’t just confined locally, as her singing prowess caught the attention of Walt Disney Records. The organization then tapped her to star in a “High School Musical” music video and even asked her to perform the Tagalog rendition of “It’s A Small World After All” at Hong Kong Disneyland’s grand opening.
Nikki was also included in the roster of music video jocks at MYX, and she stayed there for over a decade. Needless to say, many of us practically grew up watching her host music shows.
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Throughout her career, Nikki has also showcased her knack for acting. She starred in several television series, namely “Rounin,” “Pangarap Na Bituin,” “Florinda,” and “Hawak Kamay,” just to name a few.
In 2008, Nikki Gil began dating Billy Crawford. Unfortunately, their relationship met its end after rumors surfaced regarding Billy’s alleged infidelity. In a 2013 interview with Cosmopolitan Philippines, the singer-actress-host opened up about their separation.
“In hindsight, thank you! Thank you, people around him, for causing this to happen, because if it didn’t, it would have lasted longer. The scary thing, knowing what I know now, is I would have said yes to his insincere offers of marriage! I was made to believe I was making up these things in my head — I thought we were just plateau-ing.”
Nevertheless, both are now happily married to their respective partners. Billy Crawford tied the knot with Coleen Garcia in April of this year, while Nikki Gil and her non-showbiz husband, BJ Albert, are now raising their firstborn.
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