The Success and Romance of Abigaíl
Abigaíl was a Venezuelan telenovela that premiered in 1988 and quickly became a sensation. The 257-chapter novel starred Catherine Fulop and Fernando Carrillo as the lead couple and their chemistry on and off the screen made them media sensations.
Thanks to the success of Abigaíl, Fulop and Carrillo became two of the most popular actors in Venezuela. They went on to star in other telenovelas such as Pasionaria and Déjate Querer, but their romantic relationship didn’t last.
The Plot of Abigaíl
Abigaíl follows the story of a wealthy young woman named Abigaíl who falls in love with her literature professor, Carlos Alfredo. The couple have a son, but due to a moment of mental delirium, Abigaíl hands the child to a random taxi driver and is unable to find him again.
The rest of the story follows the couple as they live separate lives until a thief breaks into Abigaíl’s mansion and turns out to be her son, whom she had been searching for all along.
The Impact of Abigaíl
Abigaíl was broadcast in more than 20 countries and over 26 television channels worldwide. The popularity of the telenovela not only made Fulop and Carrillo famous, but it also gave them international recognition and led to work proposals from Spain, Argentina, and other Latin American countries.
The End of Fulop and Carrillo’s Romance
Despite their undeniable chemistry on screen, Fulop and Carrillo’s relationship did not last. The couple married in 1990 shortly after finishing Abigaíl, but they separated in 1993 during the filming of their next telenovela, Cara Bonita.
In recent years, Fulop has spoken out about the issues in their relationship, including Carrillo’s infidelity. Despite the end of their romance, their work in Abigaíl will forever be remembered as a testament to their talent and on-screen chemistry.