Gaby Espino

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Gaby Espino
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Espino in 2019
María Gabriela Espino Rugero

(1977-11-15) November 15, 1977 (age 43)
OccupationActress, model, presenter
Years active1996present
Spouse(s) Cristóbal Lander (2007−2011)
Partner(s) Jencarlos Canela (2010−2014)
Jaime Augusto Mayol (2018–2020) [1]

María Gabriela Espino Rugero (born November 15, 1977), [2] [3] [4] [5] better known as Gaby Espino, is a Venezuelan actress, model and presenter. She is best known for her roles in telenovelas.


Early life and career

Born in Maracay, Venezuela, Gaby Espino is the daughter of a chemical engineer and a publicist. [6] She is of Spanish, Native Venezuelan and Lebanese descent. [7] [8] Her parents divorced when she was young. She is the oldest of five children, she has a sister, Andreina, two paternal half-brothers, Gustavo and Mariano and a maternal half-sister, Nelly.

Due to her fascination with animals, she originally planned to become a veterinarian. She later decided to study dentistry, but changed her mind and began studying public relations, before deciding to become an actress. [9]

Personal life

Gaby Espino married Venezuelan actor Cristobal Lander on June 14, 2007. On July 9, 2008, they welcomed a daughter named Oriana Lander. [10]

During the filming of Mas Sabe el Diablo in 2009, Espino was linked to her co-star, Jencarlos Canela. In early 2010, Espino and Lander separated and it was rumored that it was because Canela was dating Espino on the side. Canela and Espino denied this and stated they were just friends. [11]

Espino reconciled with Lander in November 2010, but they later divorced in March 2011 and once again rumors suggested that Canela and Espino were dating. [12] [13]

In September 2011, Canela and Espino did a live chat over social networking site Twitter, where they confirmed they were in relationship and announced that they were expecting their first child together. The godparents are Cristina Saralegui and Pitbull. Espino gave birth to their son, Nickolas Canela Espino, on February 12, 2012. On August 26, 2014 both Canela and Espino confirmed on their official Facebook page that they have decided to put an end to their relationship. [14]



List of appearances and roles in feature films
2005 La mujer de mi hermano Laura / LaraDebut film
2006 Elipsis Leonora Duque
2010 Más sabe el diablo: El primer golpe Manuela DávilaSequel to telenovela
2015Lusers, los amigos no se eligenAngie
2018¡He matado a mi marido!Viviana


List of appearances in television series and specials
1995–1996 Nubeluz Host / DalinaVenezuelan Season
1997 A todo corazón Natalia
1999 Enamorada Ivana Robles
2000 Amantes de Luna Llena Abril Cárdenas
2001 Guerra de mujeres Yubirí Gamboa
2002 Las González Alelí González
2003 Rebeca Princesa Izaguirre Zabaleta
2004 Luna, la heredera Luna Mendoza
2005 Se solicita príncipe azul María Carlota Rivas
2006–2007 Mundo de fieras Mariángela Cruz
2007 Sin vergüenza Renata Sepúlveda
2008–2009 El Rostro de Analía Mariana Andrade / Ana Lucía "Analía" Moncada
2009–2010 Más sabe el diablo Manuela DávilaMain role; 182 episodes
2010 Ojo por ojo Alina Jericó de Monsalve
2011 Confesiones de novela Herself
2013–2014 Santa Diabla Amanda Braun / Santa MartínezMain role; 136 episodes
2016–2018 Señora Acero Indira CárdenasSeries regular (seasons 3–4); 118 episodes
2019 Jugar con fuego Camila Peláez de MillerMain role; 10 episodes
2019 Miss Universe 2019 Herself1 episode
2019 Betty en NY Herself1 episode
2021 La suerte de Loli Paulina CastroMain role

Awards and nominations

2012 Premios Tu Mundo #MostSocialHerselfWon
2013I’m Sexy and I Know ItWon
Favorite Award of the NightWon
Premios People en Español Best Actress Santa Diabla Nominated
Couple of the Year (with Aarón Díaz)Nominated

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