Karina Banda is a renowned Mexican journalist. Likewise, Banda is also a television host and a reporter. She further came to the limelight after tying the knot with Carlos Ponce recently. Let’s dive in further to know more about this beautiful journalist. Is she married to a husband? Know her age and Wikipedia in this review.
How Old is Karina Banda? Age and Bio
Karina Banda was born on August 21, 1988. Her birthplace is Mexico. Thus, as of 2021, Banda is 33 years of age. She recently celebrated her 33rd birthday.
Any information about her parents remains unrevealed as of now. Karina has managed to keep her personal life very private. We are also unsure if she has any siblings.
As for her education, Karina took journalism at Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León and came out with flying colors in 2011. She further studied acting in Los Angeles, California.
Karina Banda is also known for her movies like Fracturas del Corazon (2011), Republica Mundialista Russia (2018), and Los 10 Mejores (2018). Her acting career has provided Karina with more fame and recognition.
Karina Banda is Currently Married to a Husband, Carlos Ponce
The Mexican journalist gained more fame after she associated her name with the Puerto Rican actor, Carlos Ponce. Karina is now happily married to Ponce. The two share a beautiful bond together that can be seen on her social media. Karina frequently posts pictures of them together.
Karina and Carlos began dating back in August 2018. They dated for almost two years and then decided to exchange rings. They got engaged in the earlier part of 2020. The couple later wedded in the July of 2020. Their marriage was a secret one attended by family members and a few close friends.
Some sources report that the current husband and wife met at Global Empowerment Mission Gala. The event was conducted in Island Gardens. The couple instantly hit it off and began dating. To our knowledge, Karina and Carlos broke up at some time in 2019 which might be a rumor. However, we are glad that the couple is happily married now.
Karina Banda was Previously Married
Karina’s marriage with Carlos is her second one. Karina was previously married to an American helicopter pilot named Douglas Riggs. Their wedding was an intense religious one conducted in San Miguel de Allende. Karina and Douglas got married in October 2015. Everything was going smoothly between the two. There were no complications and scandals about their marriage.
However, we guess that their marriage began to shake after Karina met her current husband in 2018. This might be the only reason behind their separation.
Karina Banda Children
Karina Banda does not have any biological kids. She did not give birth to any children during her first marriage too. Karina, however, is the stepmother to four stepchildren.
This is because her husband Carlos was also previously married before marrying Karina. Carlos Ponce had four children from his first marriage.
Karina Banda is stepmother to Giancarlo, born in 1999, Sebastian (2001), and twins Savannah and Sienna (2002).
Carlos and Karina are yet to have their own biological children.
Husband Carlos was Previously Married to Veronica Rubio
As mentioned earlier, we know that Carlos Ponce was previously married to another woman with whom he shared four children. So who was that lady?
The first wife of Ponce was Veronica Rubio. Rubio was Ponce’s girlfriend from high school. She is a photographer. Moreover, Veronica Rubio is the sister of the current senator of the United States of America, Marco Rubio. After their marriage in 1996, Carlos and Veronica lived in their house in Miami, Florida.
The reason for their divorce is unclear as they parted ways in 2010.
Some sources report that Carlos was engaged in a relationship with a Columbian actress Ximena Duque. The news came out to be true as Carlos got together with Ximena after his divorce in 2010. Carlos and Ximena were together until 2016.
Husband Carlos Ponce
Carlos Ponce is an actor, singer, songwriter, model, and TV personality. This handsome dude has his hands on everything that he can do. Born on September 4, 1972, in Santurce, Puerto Rico, Ponce is known for movies like Couples Retreat, Spy, and Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo.
Ponce was born to parents Carlos Ponce Sr. and Esther Freyre. After Carlos’s birth, they later shifted to Humacao where he grew up.
In his early days, Ponce was very active in extracurricular activities such as acting. He took part in school plays. Likewise, he also used to sing for his family at home.
Carlos Ponce did his schooling and high schooling in Humacao.
Carlos made his first television appearance in a commercial when he was 6. Ponce moved to Miami, Florida with his family in 1986. He continued performing for South Miami Senior High’s production. Ponce became the best student actor in the southern part of America.
As of now, Carlos Ponce has played numerous movies and series. He has even provided his voice for few movies such as Free Birds, Rio, and Ice Age: Collision Course.
Furthermore, Carlos Ponce recorded his first album named Carlos Ponce. The album topped the charts of Latin Billboards for 9 weeks long. The album also made it to number 1 in Central America and South America. Because of the sales his album generated, Ponce received a Double Platinum Award.
Likewise, with his tracks Rezo, Decir Adios, and Escuchame, Ponce hit number 1 thrice on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks list.
Net Worth and Income Sources
Karina Banda, in her career, has accumulated a net worth of around $500 thousand. Her career as a journalist and actress has assisted her to accumulate a handsome sum of money.
Height, Weight, and Measurements
Karina Banda stands tall at a height of 5 feet and 6 inches. Likewise, her body weight is around 63 kg.