In the latter part of 2012, Rivera gained another fame through the Philippine adaptation of a popular Korean series, Temptation Of Wife, which aired on the same network.  She played Angeline, a long-suffering wife, who has been lied to by his husband, Marcel and a friend named Heidi.  Angeline returned as "Chantal", a rich sophisticated woman who takes revenge on the people who had hurt her.  The series once again gave fame to Rivera on various Asian countries, resulting to a fan meeting and television guesting's in Vietnam, where the series was aired, along with her other works.  The series gave Rivera a "Best Actress" award at the PMPC Star Awards for TV and a "Best Actress in a Lead Role" nomination from the 18th Asian Television Awards with Lorna Tolentino in the series Pahiram Ng Sandali.  She appeared on her second movie with Richard Gutierrez in a romantic-comedy film entitled My Lady Boss.  According to her, "It’s my first time to play a mean but ultraconservative character. . . ", referring on her role as Evelyn, "the boss from hell".