and Desperadas 2, a sequel of the 2007 film of the same with Rufa Mae Quinto, Iza Calzado, Ruffa Gutierrez, and Ogie Alcasid.
After graduating, she worked for National Institute of Mental Health in Mandaluyong City where she gave out medicine, examinations and evaluation to patients, among others. Rivera made her first supporting role film appearance through Octo Arts' Enteng Kabisote 2: Okay Ka Fairy Ko: The Legend Continues in 2005 as the fairy Alyssa.
In 2006, she signed a contract with Regal Entertainment that featured her debut in the horror film Pamahiin.
At the height of the controversy, Rivera has repeatedly denied her reported romantic relationship with Dantes.
Karylle, on the other hand, has maintained that Rivera was not the reason for the break-up.
In 2015, Rivera was supposed to appear in her comeback television program entitled The Rich Man's Daughter, but due to her pregnancy, she was then replaced by fellow Kapuso celebrity Rhian Ramos respectedly.
Despite of her first pregnancy, Rivera pursued to continue some of her appointments in which she appeared in different television commercial ads namely Biofit Tea, Hana Shampoo, Kopiko Cafe Blanca, 555 Tuna', and the recent Del Monte Quick & Easy TV ad, together with her husband Dingdong Dantes.That year she won an award for her work in the show, as well as several product endorsements.She was named the country's sexiest woman by FHM magazine, and was also included in the "hottest" list of other magazines like Maxim and Uno.Her last appearance on ABS-CBN was a live interview in Bandila.It was the fourth time she had starred in a Lenten series which was also produced by APT Entertainment and broadcast in the same network.Controversial on-screen partners Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes are now exclusively dating, a television report said.