Gabriel Soto, Geraldine Bazán Split: 'Caer En Tentación' Telenovela Star Confirms Break-Up

Gabriel Soto, Geraldine Bazán
After rumors of a divorce, the telenovela heartthrob announced that he is splitting from his wife. Televisa/Telemundo

Gabriel Soto confirmed that he is splitting from wife Geraldine Bazán after the couple had been plagued by rumors of a divorce. The "Caer En Tentación" telenovela star made the news official with a press release posted on his official Twitter account. "Four months ago I started the separation process of the relationship I held for many years with my wife and the mother of my daughters, Geraldine Bazán," the presser says. "Even though we tried, a while ago, our relationship started fracturing."

"This decision has nothing to do with a third party, but it is precise to clear up that the consequences that were caused after I was involved in a story that I have rectified on all the occasions that I had the opportunity and I repeat again: I HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT," he continued. "This process has been hard and difficult on both sides, I expect to go through it with respect, discretion, care and love to preserve the well-being and the harmony of our daughters that are our priority. All the situations in the life of a couple are absolutely between two people. This is why I ask and I thank all the press and people in advance, your profound comprehension and RESPECT for this situation."

Gabriel Soto and Geraldine Bazán hit a rock when the former was seen with Marjorie de Sousa in a compromising position, carrying her on a beach. The actors accused the paparazzi of altering the photo session and using the images to sell a story that is completely false. Both, De Sousa and Soto, have denied all affairs rumors and explained their relationship is completely professional.

“I just want to leave something clear, very clear. First of all, we were never alone in the beach. You can go on my Instagram and see that I put photos of the whole group meditating, which is something we do before going into each scene, obviously you need energy, you are tired, and that day we were almost 8 hours on the road, we got to the hotel and we were destroyed, so we all went to the beach for a little bit,” De Sousa said after the scandal.

Marjorie was also slammed on social media and said: “I’m not that stupid, please! I have no need to go with a married man to a public beach and mess around.” She added, “people’s insults are not pretty, but you know what? I always say something good must be coming my way, maybe something bigger, which is why this is happening. God is making me stronger, and He is up there looking down, and He knows exactly how things are.”

“I really think you should look at yourself before judging someone else, because there are many things behind a person, so sometimes it’s best to stay quiet. I still love you very much and thank you for being there for me,” she concluded.

After the photos were released, Soto apologized to his wife, Geraldine Bazán, and his two girls via Instagram and assured that between him and Marjorie there was nothing more than a professional relationship. “Before anything, I would like to say that I love my wife Geraldine Bazan and my two girls Elissa and Miranda profoundly, they are my life motor and my whole life. I also want to point out that the published photographs are part of a ‘wrestling’ sequence that lasted only seconds, and their only purpose was to sell by using technology and stopping images to whatever is convenient for them in order to create a story that is completely fake,” Gabriel wrote in a post where you can see the rest of the production team hanging out with them at the beach.

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Armando Tinoco is an Orange County-based writer with a degree in Marketing from Cal. State Fullerton and a degree in Graphic Design from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. In addition to reporting for Latin Times and when he is not watching Brazilian and Mexican telenovelas or quoting lines from "Clueless" and "Friends" he is brushing up his skills in CSS and responsive website design. Some of his celebrity idols include Eiza Gonzalez, Paulina Rubio and Amanda Bynes.