Dennis Trillo has been in the entertainment industry since 2001.
Through the years, he has showcased his talent in acting and singing, and gained recognition locally and even internationally.
Recently, Dennis made headlines when he and long-time girlfriend Jennylyn Mercado got married in a simple ceremony, following the announcement of their engagement and pregnancy.
But save for his publicized relationships, Dennis has preferred keeping his personal life private.
Here's to give you a gist of his 20-year showbiz career.
Dennis Trillo, whose real name is Abelardo Dennis Florencio Ho, was born on May 12, 1981 in Quezon City.
His mother is Florita Florencio Ho, and his father is Abelardo Leslie Ho, a Filipino-Chinese man who hails from Dumaguete, Negros Oriental.
Dennis studied at Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) in grade school, and at Jose Abad Santos Memorial School (JASMS) in high school. He took up a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies at Miriam College.
In 2001, Dennis started his showbiz career with ABS-CBN as part of Star Circle Batch 10, with Bea Alonzo, Nadine Samonte, Andi Manzano, Karel Marquez, Alfred Vargas, and TJ Trinidad as his batchmates.
Before this, from 1999 to 2000, he was part of Tabing Ilog.
Afterwards, he played minor roles in hit teleseryes such as Pangako Sa 'Yo and Sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan.
He transferred to GMA Network in 2003. After several supporting roles in the shows Kahit Kailan, Twin Hearts, and Love to Love, Dennis got his big break when he landed the lead role in the hit 2004 series Mulawin.
That same year, he took a starring role in Aishite Imasu 1941: Mahal Kita. It was an official entry to the 30th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), and Dennis won the Best Supporting Actor award for his portrayal as a transgender woman during World War II.
Among his most remarkable roles was portraying a gay man in My Husband's Lover in 2013.
Here are the rest of Dennis' films and TV shows from 2004 onwards:
Aishite Imasu 1941: Mahal Kita
Mano Po III: My Love
Mars Ravelo's Darna
Now and Forever: Agos
Etheria: Ang Ikalimang Kaharian ng Encantadia
Mulawin: The Movie
Now and Forever: Dangal
Sine Novela: Kung Mahawi Man ang Ulap
Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan
Shake, Rattle and Roll 9
Sine Novela: Magdusa Ka
Carlo J. Caparas' Gagambino
Mag-ingat Ka Sa... Kulam
Adik Sa 'Yo
Mars Ravelo's Darna
Yaya and Angelina: The Spoiled Brat Movie
Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love
Sine Novela: Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak
Jillian: Namamasko Po
Sinner or Saint
My Neighbor's Wife
Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
Temptation of Wife
Boy Pick-Up: The Movie
Shake, Rattle and Roll 14: The Invasion
My Husband's Lover
Sa Puso ni Dok
Hiram na Alaala
Shake, Rattle & Roll XV
My Faithful Husband
You're Still the One
Juan Happy Love Story
Oh, My Mama!
Lakbay 2 Love
Bakit Lahat ng Gwapo may Boyfriend?
Mulawin vs. Ravena
The One That Got Away
One Great Love
Cain at Abel
I Can See You: Truly. Madly. Deadly
Dennis also received numerous awards and accolades, such as Best Actor in Luna Awards in 2005, Movie Actor of the Year in PMPC Star Awards for Movies in 2016, and Best Actor in MMFF in 2018.
This year, he landed the fourth spot in PEP.ph list Greatest Movie Actors in Lead Roles (from 2000 to 2020).
As a recording artist, he released a few singles and a couple of albums under GMA Records, such as the TomDen album in 2013, his collaboration with My Husband's Lover co-star Tom Rodriguez.
Dennis dated Carlene Aguilar for five years, from 2001 to 2006.
The end of their relationship created quite a stir because in 2007, Carlene got pregnant. Though at first, Dennis denied that the baby was his, eventually, he admitted to being the father. On September 22, 2007, Carlene gave birth to a son named Calix Andreas in Los Angeles, California. The two are now co-parenting Calix.
Rufa Mae Quinto
In 2007, Rufa Mae admitted her short-lived romance with Dennis, which lasted for just a few weeks. According to Rufa Mae, they kept their affair a secret.
"Itinago namin iyon dahil inaalagaan kasi nang husto ng GMA ang career ni Dennis, at naiintindihan ko iyon.
"Nagsisimula na si Dennis sa Darna opposite Angel Locsin. Malinaw ang planong ipinagpe-pair sila, kaya hindi ako dapat umeksena.
"Alam ko kung saan ako dapat lumagay kaya tumahimik lang kami ni Dennis kahit kinukulit kami noon," she said.
Dennis and Cristine dated from 2007 to 2009. In 2013, rumors that they were rekindling their romance surfaced after they were seen together in Cebu.
In an interview with The Buzz, she said, "Hindi naman po yun sadya. Nagktaon lang na nandoon din siya sa lugar at nandoon din ako kasama ang mga kaibigan ko. It doesn't mean na makita kami in public, nagde-date na kami."
Dennis and Bianca dated in 2012, but broke up in the same year. In 2015, Bianca revealed that Dennis broke up with her via a text message.
Dennis and Jennylyn dated way back in 2010, but broke up the following year. However, in 2015, the two found their way back in each other's arms.
After dating for six years, the two got married this 2021, following the announcement of their pregnancy.