This weekend it was announced that the soap opera heartthrob decided to distance himself from the woman he has been married to for 38 years
September 22, 2020 Share on FacebookShare Share on TwitterTweet Share on WhatsAppShare “Enjoying a motorcycle ride with my wife”, this is how Arturo Peniche showed a family moment a few months ago (Video: Instagram @arturopenicheof)
This Monday it was announced thanks to an interview conducted by the journalist Mara Patricia Castañeda that Arturo Peniche is going through a particular family situation, because after 38 years of marriage with Gabriela Ortiz, the actor has decided to separate from her.
And although he has not contemplated divorce, he does remain estranged and out of the family home, as he considers that their relationship has worn out to such a degree that he feels that “he no longer functions as a man.” This was said by the popular actor, who has a long career mainly in the world of soap operas:
“When your partner already begins to see too many defects in you, it is because you are already interfering, for the good listener, few words … I already feel that I am an obstacle, that I do not work as a man, I do not work and I want to continue functioning as a man and loving the way I love her, but I already realized that I get in the way and I have to get out of there, “said the 58-year-old actor who revealed that he has stayed away from his wife for more than a month.
Arturo shared this photograph a couple of years ago in which he is seen with his wife in a cafeteria (Photo: Instagram @arturopenicheof)
The news surprised the public because Gaby and Arturo had shown signs of being one of the most solid couples in the entertainment industry in Mexico , staying together since 1982, the year they were married.
As part of his revelations, the actor confessed that in this period of pandemic he had a very bad time, because unfortunately he had close losses , in addition to the separation from his wife.
It went very bad. I had heavy losses from this happy virus, there were relatives who recovered and others who did not. I was very distressed, for a month I couldn't sleep, I cried. Within those losses, my marriage
Gaby Ortiz wore Arturo's mother's wedding dress in 1982 (Photo: Archive)
The history of Gaby Ortiz and Arturo Peniche began in the early 80s, when the actor's best friend introduced him to his sister, with whom he immediately fell in love and after nine months of dating they decided to get married. Gaby even wore Arturo's mother's wedding dress, who had been asking her to marry three months after starting the relationship.
“The first thing I saw in Gaby was her body, it was her face, it was her handsomeness, her beauty, and when I had the opportunity to travel all that world map of her skin, her soul, her being, her thoughts, her goodness , of her nobility, of her character, she is a woman of strong character, that is what made me fall in love ”, revealed Arturo in 2015 for the Univisión network .
She with 20 years and he with 19, the couple formed a family and two years after arriving at the altar they had their first daughter, Khiabet Peniche ; In 1986 Brandon, actor and current host of the morning show Come joy, arrived.
It was Gaby's brother, a close friend of Arturo, who introduced them and the crush was immediate (Photo: File)
During all these years the couple had publicly shown their love and solid relationship , while he developed his fruitful acting career as a soap opera heartthrob.
By becoming one of the public's favorite actors and requested to star in a large number of melodramas, mainly on Televisa, his popularity among women was also on the rise, however his heart always belonged to his wife, of whom he always expressed himself affectionately.
Despite being surrounded by great beauties in the acting environment, Arturo revealed that he never fell into the temptation of being unfaithful to Gaby, and valued his relationship with her as “unique”. This is what the actor said in the same talk that occurred in 2015:
He was 19 years old and she was 20 when they got married (Photo: File)
Of course I have had cravings, I am not blind and when I see a woman with a great and beautiful body, of course I have thought many things, but in life I have been more loyal than faithful, my wife deserves all my respect and I can presume that I sleep peacefully, because not because a woman fills your pupil, you have to be with that woman, not at all, my wife is the most beautiful woman I have ever known and the relationship we have is unique
For her part, Gaby has not issued any statement in this regard, while Brandon Peniche told journalist Flor Rubio that he found out about the situation thanks to her and preferred to stay out of it.
“I think my dad says it very well, my sister and I have to be the most neutral people, we love them, I talk to my dad, it's okay; I talk to my mother, she's fine, but then we can't get in any more, not even talking about it ”, commented the driver.