Soap opera couples dating real life
Giggling, lovesick fans clamor for Díaz’s attention, but the pair — perfectly tanned and swimsuit slim — only have eyes for each other.While still new on the US pop culture scene, Díaz and Ponce are global sensations, thanks to star turns on hit telenovelas and a ripped-from-the-script real-life romance.Tall, dark, and handsome in an almost otherworldly way, Mexico-born Díaz is particularly famous to Spanish-language soap fans, with his six-pack abs and chiseled features that make teenage girls swoon.Ponce, meanwhile, is an Argentine-born sex bomb, best known in Italy and Latin America as a pop-opera chanteuse.
They each landed in Miami in October 2010 — Díaz from Los Angeles, Ponce from Rome — lured by plum roles on the telenovela “El Talismán,” which was shooting in town.
The pair were cast as TV siblings whose stormy rivalry often turned violent. The show, which debuted Tuesday, casts Díaz as a sultry, macho cowboy — rodeos and all.