The Tokyo Olympics are taking over NBC for the next two weeks but that’s no reason to not get your Days of our Lives fix. Today, we’re taking a look back at Gabi Hernandez and Jake DiMera’s short but powerful love story.
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Poor Gabi (Camila Banus) lost the love of her life when Stefan DiMera (Brandon Barash) died. She was in a world of hurt and sought revenge in the wildest of ways – using Julie Williams’s (Susan Seaforth Hayes) bionic heart to control Lani and make her suffer for having shot him. Little did she know there was a man out there who was about to fill that hole in her heart in a strange twist she never saw coming.
There is nothing like running into your dead husband’s surprise twin to get your mojo running. While Gabi was convinced Jake was Stefan, it soon became clear this rough-around-the-edges mechanic was a long-forgotten son. Heck, the only one who knew about him was Ivan. Even mama Vivian Alamain was in the dark.
By the time Gabi realized this man was not HER man, she was already falling head over heels. She loved him anyway and wanted him all to herself. That was not an easy feat, though. She had a mob and Gwen Rizczech (Emily O’Brien) standing in her way. Well, those folks were tough but Gabi was tougher, and eventually, true love prevailed.
Of course, that was not the end of this couple’s drama. A tragic and dangerous turn of events had the Hernandez family running to Mexico to hide from the cartel. This tore Gabi away from Jake and left him to his own devices. Not one to stay single long, Jake eventually found himself in Kate Robert’s (Lauren Koslow) bed.
Jake and Kate could have had it all but Gabi came back and interrupted the scene. She won back Jake’s heart despite Kate feigning blindness and helping kick him out of the family business. Let the haters hate and do their worst, Gabi and Jake aren’t going to allow angry exes or elusive jobs to stand between them.
Jake and Gabi have faced it all and come back stronger than ever. We’re sure it’s not going to be smooth sailing and we can’t wait to see what scheme, scandal, or scam they tackle next.
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DOOL made its debut in 1965 and is one of the longest-running daytime soap operas in American history. It has outlasted other soaps to become a mainstay for many households. Needless to say, five decades of storylines have kept viewers locked in and wanting more.
From Sami Brady’s (Alison Sweeney) crazy schemes to Victor Kiriakis’s (John Aniston) one-liners to the epic love story of John (Drake Hogestyn) and Marlena (Deidre Hall), DAYS knows how to entertain and keep fans coming back for more. Fans love their daytime soap operas and the excitement in Salem is non-stop.