After being locked up in prison for a crime she didn't commit, things have gone from bad to worse, leaving some fans wondering if Gabi Hernandez is leaving DAYS OF OUR LIVES. Well, let’s just say that this young lady has bounced back from worse than this in the past. Heck, she even got out of jail for a murder she actually did commit! Originally introduced in 2009, Gabi was originally played by actress Gabriela Rodriguez for a year before Camila Banus took over for her in 2010. She departed in June of 2014, but returned in September of 2015 to continue bringing life to Gabi’s drama. And on April 27, the actress tweeted that she had signed a new contract with the soap. "Gabi is still in Salem!" she announced.
Gabi moved to Salem to live with her older brother Rafe and sister, Arianna. She befriended Will Horton, and when Arianna was killed in a hit-and-run, she leaned on him for support and they shared their first kiss. Their romance deepened, but they later split up when he admitted he was gay. Gabi developed a crush on Chad DiMera, and schemed to break him and Melanie Jonas up, even pretending to have a stalker to gain his attention! When Chad found out the truth, he was furious, and Gabi returned to Will for comfort. They regretted their subsequent one-night stand, even more so when Gabi turned out to be pregnant!
Gabi and Will made such a cute couple at prom! (Photo Credit: Paul Skipper/jpistudios.com)
Since she was in a relationship with Nick, everyone agreed that he would pretend that he was the father, and when Gabi gave birth, she named her daughter Arianna after her sister. But after Nick came clean to her about what had happened to him in prison and what he did to Will, she left him and moved in with Will. But Nick refused to give up on her and tried to rape her. She thought she’d killed him in self-defense, but then Nick showed up alive at Arianna’s christening! He wanted to reconcile, but in the end, a terrified Gabi shot and killed Nick, getting 20 years in prison.
Due to an error in her sentencing, Gabi was released early and was happy to be reunited with her family in Salem. After being devastated by Will’s brutal murder, Gabi then had to contend with the return of her estranged father, Eduardo. Later, Gabi dated JJ. Deveraux for a little while, but that came to an end when he cheated on her with Lani. When Abigail was presumed dead, Gabi began a relationship with Chad, but that was spoiled when she returned! Although Chad confessed his love to Gabi while they were kidnapped by Deimos Kiriakis, he still wanted to make his marriage to Abigail work. Unfortunately, when he tried to cut Gabi out of his life, Deimos poisoned Gabi and Abigail and gave Chad only enough antidote for one woman! Thinking fast, Chad split the antidote in half between the ladies, keeping them both alive long enough to get medical attention.
”Of course I’d have to get stranded with you _both_,” sighed Gabi. (Photo Credit: XJjohnson/jpistudios.com)
Gabi started a relationship with Eli, but still had feelings for Chad, and while stranded on a desert island, they gave in to passion. Also, Abigail wasn’t a problem because she had married Gabi’s brother, Dario. But he was tricking her into marriage, and after Abigail nearly died saving Chad’s life, Gabi had no choice but to step aside. And while she got back together with Eli and was thrilled when Will turned up alive and well, Gabi also struggled when she had to step in to keep JJ from killing himself. Her staying with him that night gave Eli the wrong idea, and he retaliated by sleeping with Lani!
After Andre DiMera was found dead, the evidence pointed to Gabi, who was arrested and put on trial for the crime. During the trial, Lani admitted to sleeping with Eli and later confessed that the baby she was carrying was his. But even worse, Abigail — in her alternate Dr. Laura personality — took the stand and claimed that Gabi had admitted to the crime! Gabi was convicted and sentenced to prison where she was assaulted by another inmate out for revenge. As she recovered, the truth that Abigail had killed Andre was revealed and Gabi was about to be released when she was again attacked by a vengeful Diane! Gabi was strangled into unconsciousness and then woke up to find Diane dead with a syringe stuck in her! Things look bad right now, but Gabi has survived worse. Stay tuned to see how she gets through this as well!
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