Univision is in the process of filming a new telenovela entitled El Corazón Nunca Se Equivoca (The Heart is Never Wrong), the first in the network’s history to be led by a male same-sex couple.
The show — which will have 20 episodes and air on June 24, 2019 — is spinoff of the telenovela Mi Marido Tiene Más Familia (My Husband Has More Family) and will follow the young gay couple from that show, Cuauhtémoc or “Temo” (played by Joaquín Bondoni) and Aristóteles (Emilio Osorio), as they start a new life together in Mexico City, the fifth largest city in the world.
According to the Latinx cultural website WeAreMitu.com, “The young men will take on challenges in today’s less than accepting society and face challenges together.”
Fans of the show call the couple “Aristemo,” and the couple recently won the honor of Best TV Couple from the E! television network (narrowly beating out the male same-sex couple from the American TV comedy Schitt’s Creek).
The actors who play the couple also appeared together on the red carpet for the most recent GLAAD awards.
— GLAAD (@glaad) May 10, 2019
Here’s a fan-made video featuring some close moments between Temo and Aristóteles:
Instinct magazine notes that Univision has depicted same-sex couples in its shows in the past, including “a gay marriage in Amores Veradaderos back in 2013… [and] LGBTQ characters on several shows such as … Vida, Amar a Muerte and Casa de Las Flores.”
While marriage equality has not yet been legalized in all Mexican states, a 2013 Pew Research Center survey showed that 61 percent of Mexican natives believe society should accept homosexuality. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador also recently laid out his plan to help fight societal homophobia.