What happened to the actors of “Abrázame muy fuerte”, the telenovela from the early 2000s?

It was one of Televisa’s soap operas that marked an era. “”, a melodramatic production starring Aracely Arambula Y Fernando Colungabecame one of the favorites of the Mexican audience in the 2000s. More than two decades have passed since its premiere and in this note we will tell you what happened to the main actors in its cast.

. In that period he enthralled locals and strangers with his plot, staging and quality of his interpreters.

Next we will review the main actors who gave such a production and we will tell you what has happened to their lives up to the present.

THE ACTORS WHO STARRED IN “ABRAZAME VERY TIGHT”

VICTORIA RUFFO

Also known as “The ‘queen’ of soap operas” gave life to fiction to Cristina Álvarez Rivas. At that time, she was 38 years old. After her very good performance, Ruffo participated in other leading roles such as that of María Fernández Acuña in “La Madrastra” or that of Refugio Chavero in “Corona de Lágrimas”, a role that she played again in 2022.

In her role as Cristina Álvarez Rivas (Photo: Mezcalent)

Victoria Ruffo crying in a scene from the soap opera "Corona de lágrimas" (Photo: TelevisaUnivision)

Victoria Ruffo crying in a scene from the soap opera “Corona de lágrimas” (Photo: TelevisaUnivision)

ARACELY ARAMBULA

At the age of 25, she captivated the audience playing the beautiful María del Carmen. Luis Miguel’s ex-partner and mother of two of her children remains in force in the entertainment industry: one of her most recent characters is that of Marcia Cisneros in the remake of “La Madrastra” (2022).

In her role as María del Carmen (Photo: Mezcalent)

In her role as María del Carmen (Photo: Mezcalent)

Aracely Arámbula in her character as Marcia for the telenovela "La madrastra" (Photo: TelevisaUnivision)

Aracely Arámbula in her character as Marcia for the telenovela “La madrastra” (Photo: TelevisaUnivision)

FERNANDO COLUNGA

The soap opera heartthrob – at the time 34 years old – stole sighs with his role as Carlos Manuel Rivero, Cristina’s lover. After that he continued to stand out with more roles, but in 2010 he temporarily retired from acting. Already in this 2022, he returned to melodramas with his role as Aquiles Greco in “The secret of the Greco family”.

Playing Carlos Manuel Rivero (Photo: Mezcalent)

Playing Carlos Manuel Rivero (Photo: Mezcalent)

Fernando Colunga as Aquiles Greco in "The Greco Family Secret" (Photo: Netflix)

Fernando Colunga as Aquiles Greco in “The Greco Family Secret” (Photo: Netflix)

CAESAR EVORA

The Cuban actor played the ruthless and ambitious Federico Rivero, responsible for many of the tragedies suffered by Cristina and her daughter María del Carmen. In November of this year he turned 63 and his last appearance in a production was in “The Last King” (2002), a story that narrates the life of “La voz de México”, Vicente Fernández.

In his role as Federico Rivero (Photo: Mezcalent)

In his role as Federico Rivero (Photo: Mezcalent)

César has a career of almost 40 years (Photo: Mezcalent)

César has a career of almost 40 years (Photo: Mezcalent)

NAILEA NORVIND

At the age of 30, the actress gave life to the ambitious Deborah Falcón, who becomes obsessed with Carlos Manuel in the plot. After this novel, Norvind continued to be strongly linked to television and cinema. In this 2022, the year in which she turned 52, she was at the Berlin International Film Festival for her work in the film “Robe Gems”.

Nailea playing Deborah Falcón (Photo: Mezcalent)

Nailea playing Deborah Falcón (Photo: Mezcalent)

The Mexican actress is still in force (Photo: Nailea Norvind / Instagram)

The Mexican actress is still in force (Photo: Nailea Norvind / Instagram)

PABLO MONTERO

The Mexican actor – at the time 26 years old – played José María Montes, who had been in love with María del Carmen since he was a child. After his participation in this melodrama, he was always linked to acting and music. In fact, in his most recent project, “The Last King” (2022), he exploited his acting and musical qualities by playing Vicente Fernández.

Aracely Arámbula and Pablo Montero in "Hold me very tight" (Photo: Televisa)

Aracely Arámbula and Pablo Montero in “Hold me very tight” (Photo: Televisa)

Pablo Montero played Vicente Fernández in the most recent biographical series of the singer (Photo: Pablo Montero / Instagram)

Pablo Montero played Vicente Fernández in the most recent biographical series of the singer (Photo: Pablo Montero / Instagram)

ROSSANA SAN JUAN

The Mexican actress was responsible for playing the evil Raquela, the young employee who appears to be the mother of María del Carmen. After “Hold me very tight”, the histrionica continued to have an impact in productions such as “Accomplices to the rescue”, “Amy, the girl with the blue backpack”, “To hell with the handsome ones”, etc. This 2022, at the age of 53, she gave life to Soraya Montenegro’s lawyer in the remake of “The rich also cry.”

Playing Raquela in "Abrázame muy fuerte" (Photo: Mezcalent)

Playing Raquela in “Abrázame muy fuerte” (Photo: Mezcalent)

The actress in this 2022 (Photo: Rossan San Juan / Instagram)

The actress in this 2022 (Photo: Rossan San Juan / Instagram)

OSVALDO RIVERS

The Puerto Rican actor gave life to Diego Hernández, Cristina’s eternal lover who died because of Federico Rivas. Four years after “Abrázame muy fuerte”, Osvaldo was sentenced to prison for domestic violence: he spent three months behind bars.

Together with Victoria Ruffo in "Abrázame muy fuerte" (Photo: Televisa)

Together with Victoria Ruffo in “Abrázame muy fuerte” (Photo: Televisa)

After this event, the actor returned to soap operas and in 2010, he returned to share credits with Victoria Ruffo in “Triunfo del amor”. After that he was “hidden” from the cameras, during which time he faced prostate cancer and beat it. In this 2022 he returned to the screen but as a contestant on the reality show “The House of Famous 2 ″.

This is how it currently looks (Photo: Osvaldo Ríos / Instagram)

This is how it currently looks (Photo: Osvaldo Ríos / Instagram)

CARMEN SALINAS

With a long career of almost 50 years as an actress, Carmelita joined the cast of “Abrázame muy fuerte” with the role of Salinas and continued acting in soap operas for several years. Unfortunately, when she played Magos in “My Fortune Is to Love You”, she suffered a hemorrhage that landed her in the hospital. After almost a month hospitalized, on December 9, 2021, she passed away at the age of 82.

Carmen Salinas next to Aracely Arámbula (Photo: Televisa)

Carmen Salinas next to Aracely Arámbula (Photo: Televisa)

Carmen Salinas in the last scene she recorded for the soap opera "My fortune is to love you" (Photo: Televisa)

Carmen Salinas in the last scene she recorded for the soap opera “My fortune is to love you” (Photo: Televisa)

JOAQUIN CORDERO

The actor originally from Puebla, Mexico gave life to the authoritarian Don Severiano Álvarez, Cristina’s father. Cordero enjoyed a long acting career of nearly 70 years. Unfortunately, on February 19, 2013, he passed away at the age of 90 due to a heart attack. His last telenovela was “Fuego en la sangre” (2008).

In the novel "Hug me very tight" (Photo: Televisa)

In the novel “Hug me very tight” (Photo: Televisa)

Joaquín Cordero went on to eternity in 2013 (Photo: Univisión)

Joaquín Cordero went on to eternity in 2013 (Photo: Univisión)

ARNALDO ANDRE

At the age of 57, the Paraguayan actor gave life to Ángel Luis Robles, the doctor who falls in love with Cristina. After the novel “Abrázame muy fuerte”, André developed his acting career mainly in Argentina. In recent years, André has focused more on his theater career.

In a scene from the novel with Victoria Ruffo (Photo: Televisa)

In a scene from the novel with Victoria Ruffo (Photo: Televisa)

This is what the "guaraní" actor looks like in 2022 (Photo: Arnaldo André / Instagram)

This is what the “guaraní” actor looks like in 2022 (Photo: Arnaldo André / Instagram)

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