Bela Padilla Biography: Age, Net Worth, Spouse, Movie, Parents, Birthday, Instagram, Wikipedia

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Bela Padilla is a multi-talented British-Filipino artist who rose to fame in the Philippine entertainment industry.

She is an actress, film producer, director, screenwriter, television host, and brand ambassador. She is also a member of the famous Padilla clan of actors in the Philippines.

She has starred in several television dramas and films and has written and directed her own projects.


  • Full name: Krista Elyse Hidalgo Sullivan
  • Nickname: Bela Padilla
  • Date of birth: May 3, 1990
  • Age: 34 years old
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of birth: Makati, Philippines
  • Nationality: British-Filipino
  • Profession: Actress, film producer, film director, screenwriter, television host, brand ambassador
  • Height: 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
  • Parents: Cornelius Gary Sullivan (father), Margarette Cariño Hidalgo (mother)
  • Siblings: Three elder half-siblings in England, one elder brother from both parents
  • Partner: Norman Ben Bay
  • Children: N/A
  • Relationship status: In a relationship
  • Net worth: $2 million

Early Life and Education

Bela Padilla, now 34 years old, was born on May 3, 1990 in Makati, Philippines. She is the daughter of Cornelius Gary Sullivan, a British, and Margarette Cariño Hidalgo, a Filipino.

She has three elder half-siblings in England and an elder brother from both parents. She grew up in a multicultural and artistic family, as her mother is a cousin of the Padilla clan of actors in the Philippines.

She attended a Montessori education-style international school in Forbes Park, Makati, before attending the foreigners class of Colegio San Agustin – Makati.

She took up journalism as an elective in senior high school. She is a practising Jehovah’s Witness.

Personal Life

Bela Padilla is currently in a relationship with Norman Ben Bay, a Swiss-Filipino businessman based in London.

She moved to London in 2023 for various reasons, including being close to her boyfriend and discovering herself. She also wanted to pursue her passion for writing and directing films.

She has been dating Norman since 2020 when they met through a mutual friend. She has described him as her “best friend” and “soulmate“.

She has no plans of getting married or having children anytime soon, as she is focused on her career and personal growth.


Bela Padilla started her career in 2007 as a Star Magic Batch 15 member under the stage name Krista Valle.

She later changed her stage name to Bela Padilla in 2010 when she transferred to GMA Network. She became known for her roles in television dramas such as Endless Love, Machete, Magdalena, and Ang Probinsyano.

She also starred in films such as 10000 Hours, 100 Tula Para Kay Stella, Meet Me in St. Gallen, and Miracle in Cell No. 7.

She made her directorial debut in 2022 with the film 366, which she also wrote and starred in. She also wrote the screenplay for the 2017 film Last Night, starring Toni Gonzaga and Piolo Pascual.

She has won several awards and nominations for her acting and writing skills, such as the FAMAS Award, the PMPC Star Award, the Gawad Urian Award, and the Luna Award.

She hosts the variety show ASAP and is a brand ambassador for several products and causes.


Some of the awards that Bela Padilla has won throughout her career are:

  • FAMAS Award for Best Actress for 100 Tula Para Kay Stella in 2018.
  • PMPC Star Award for Movie Actress of the Year for 100 Tula Para Kay Stella in 2018.
  • Gawad Urian Award for Best Actress for Mañanita in 2020.
  • Luna Award for Best Screenplay for Last Night in 2018.
  • FAMAS Award for Best Original Screenplay for Last Night in 2018.
  • PMPC Star Award for Movie Original Screenplay of the Year for Last Night in 2018.
  • FAMAS Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Miracle in Cell No. 7 in 2020.
  • PMPC Star Award for Movie Adapted Screenplay of the Year for Miracle in Cell No. 7 in 2020.


Bela Padilla has been involved in some controversies in her career, such as:

  • In 2012, she was accused of being a “homewrecker” for allegedly having an affair with Philippine Senator Bong Revilla, who was married to actress Lani Mercado. She denied the allegations and said she was just friends with Revilla, her co-star in the film The Witness.
  • In 2017, she was criticized for wearing a bikini with the Philippine flag design for a magazine cover. She apologized for the incident and said she did not intend to disrespect the flag or the country.
  • In 2019, she was sued by her former talent agency, Viva Artists Agency, for breach of contract. She claimed that the agency did not give her fair compensation and creative freedom and that she wanted to terminate her contract. The case was settled out of court in 2020.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @bela
  • Twitter handle: @padillabela


  • The Witness
  • 10000 Hours
  • 10,000 Hours
  • Felix Manalo
  • Camp Sawi
  • I America
  • Luck at First Sight
  • Last Night
  • 100 Tula Para Kay Stella
  • Meet Me in St. Gallen
  • The Day After Valentine’s
  • Mañanita
  • Miracle in Cell No. 7
  • On Vodka, Beers, and Regrets

Net Worth

Bela Padilla has an estimated net worth of $2 million.

She earns income from her various projects as an actress, film producer, film director, screenwriter, television host, and brand ambassador.

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