Shortly after former telenovela star Jason Canela joined the cast of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS as the sexy contractor Arturo, he was revealed to be carrying on a secret affair with Nikki, and now he's dating her stepdaughter, Abby! The guy doesn't waste any time!
The actor has appeared in Spanish-language serials like ¿DONDE ESTA ELISA?, COSITA LINDA, and RUTA 35. as well as the films Single in South Beach and Camino. More recently, he could be seen in FOX’s primetime series PITCH, where he played baseball player Omar Robles.
Canela was born in Miami, Florida, to Cuban parents, and show business runs in the family! He has three older siblings, including the actor/singer Jencarlos Canela. Y&R is first American daytime soap role, but we have no doubt the hunk will fit right in!
Arturo was hired to do some construction, but Nick was stunned to find out he was also moonlighting as Nikki's new boy toy! Of course, things got even more shocking when Nikki revealed that Victor was fully aware and had a mistress of his own as they'd decided to have an open relationship! However, that didn't last long, and Nikki eventually broke things off with Arturo so that she and Victor could commit to each other. He and Abby began spending time together and the sparks started flying. Of course, the fact that he'd been sleeping with her stepmother was a bit of a wrinkle, and Nikki herself didn't approve of the match at all!
How long will Abby and Arturo's happiness last? (Photo Credit: XJJohnson/jpistudios.com)
Abby had some initial bursts of jealousy when she suspected Arturo of sleeping with her mother, Ashley, but that turned out to be a misunderstanding and she eventually admitted she'd developed feelings for the hunk. And on the Fourth of July, the fireworks weren't just in the sky as the couple took things to the next level by hitting the sheets for some steamy lovemaking! Stay tuned to see how Arturo's storyline plays out and for more Y&R news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!