Telenovela fans in Kenya are far removed from the celebrity scene in Mexico and South America. We hardly ever get to know more about the real lives of our favourite soap stars. So today, we give you a bit of an inside look at some of the most popular telenovela leading men and their families.
William Levy is a Cuban actor whose noted works include Sortilegio, Triumfo Del Amor and La Tempestad. He has been in a long time relationship with Mexican actress Elizabeth Gutierrez who he met on the set of Olvidarte Jamas back in 2005. The couple has two children, Christopher and Kailey.
Gabriel Soto is a Mexican actor best known for his work in Sortilegio, La Fuerza Del Destino and I Don’t Trust Men Anymore. He married actress Geraldine Bazan in 2016 after 10 years of being together. Gabriel Soto admitted in an interview that he decided to commit to Geraldine after a health scare that almost ended his life. He realized she was a good woman since she stayed by his side during the time he was sick. The couple has two daughters; Elissa and Miranda
Jorge Salinas is a Mexican actor known for his work in Passion and Power and La Que No Podia Amar. He married Elizabeth Alvarez in 2011 after the two met back in 2008 on the set of a Telenovela that they were in together. The couple welcomed their twins in 2015. Jorge Salina has four other children from previous relationships, bringing the total to six.
Mary Njehia is an ardent watcher of soap operas and telenovelas.
She runs Kenya Meets The Philippines, a blog for Kenyans who love Filipino entertainment.