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Val Emmich Joins Ugly Betty as a Potential Love Interest

Ugly Betty Attracts Yet Another Love Interest

Is Ugly Betty's love triangle about to become a love . . . square?

The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Val Emmich is joining the show as Jesse, yet another potential beau for America Ferrera's Betty. Which is interesting, considering that the last time we saw Betty, she was pondering Henry in Tucson vs. Gio in Rome, and that already seemed like overload for the poor girl's budding romantic skills.

Sadly, there's nothing in the story about how Jesse will enter the show or come to meet Betty, so I guess we'll just have to stay tuned for that one. But I am happy to see Emmich again — he had a memorable guest-starring role as the man who got Liz Lemon branded a cougar on 30 Rock, and any guy who can charm Tina Fey is good enough for me.

Do you think one more boy is just too much for Betty? Or will it be nice to have something just to mix up the Henry vs. Gio debate?


rc-cola318666 rc-cola318666 9 years
This kid is a musician too! I don't remember him in Cashmere Mafia but If his acting is as hot as his music, Betty might be on to something. I recommend checking it out.
Juicylemon Juicylemon 9 years
''Some people do see beauty where others do not, or past the braces and glasses, so to speak!'' Well in this case it's just not some people. I don't see the point of the series anymore. What's the point of making her ''Ugly'' when her main storyline is about multiple guys wanting to date her. The other versions of the series had Betty struggle in her love life and her career because of her appearance. The American one lives quite a charmed life in comparaison. Thus I'm growing indifferent to the character and series. There's nothing to root for in there. It's just watching Betty picking which guys she would date.
rabidmoon rabidmoon 9 years
Gio is such a neat character and I feel he needs more airtime before he gets brushed aside. Now what I would love to see is the new guy come in and knock Amanda down a peg or two, thus winning her over. She is such a brilliantly-played, funny character. As for Betty "never getting him in real life", (Gio), I can only say I know a lot of Betties and Gios, in some cases role-reversed somewhat. Some people do see beauty where others do not, or past the braces and glasses, so to speak!
Allyace Allyace 9 years
I'm always willing to admit it when I am wrong, but gosh I was sure he was Kirby. Similar plot and similar looking guys...I think it was a plot to confuse me :-P.
brittanyk brittanyk 9 years
I think the last thing Betty needs is a new love interest. I'm rooting for Gio!
Entertainment Entertainment 9 years
Allyace — I literally did the exact same thing when I started writing this post! I was like "oh, it's the guy who . . . " and went on to describe Kirby. Heh.
Allyace Allyace 9 years
Ooo no you were right. I was thinking of the guy who played Kirby on Lipstick Jungle. Those shows really were just too much alike and neither of them were very good.
Allyace Allyace 9 years
I believe he was on Lipstick Jungle, not Cashmere Mafia. But perhaps I am wrong...they were so similar. I hope he isn't a love interest for Betty. She already has confusion with two guys...three just seems like too much. Let Amanda enjoy him instead. Mostly b/c that will give her more screen time!
Nitachequita Nitachequita 9 years
I remember him from Cashmere Mafia. I wish we could see him on that and Betty would keep Gio.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
He's pretty cute but I don't understand how Betty attracts so many guys. She's supposed to be "ugly" yet she gets so many hot guys. As fleurfairy said, that would NEVER happen in real life.
fleurfairy fleurfairy 9 years
Umm how is Betty getting all these guys? You KNOW Freddy Rodriguez (Gio) would never go for her in real life! Let's be realistic.
ameliajc ameliajc 9 years
i knew i recognized him. he was great on 30 rock.
DecemberBaby DecemberBaby 9 years
I think it would be way too much for Betty but if he does come in as her love interest I'll deal with it becuase he is hot!
jasmint jasmint 9 years
Val was so great on 30 Rock! Glad to see him added to this show, even if it's just for a few episodes.
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 9 years
Noooo...I LOVE Gio!!!
Taadie Taadie 9 years
I think its time for Amanda to get a new love interest.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Maybe she'll dump both Gio and Henry and go for the new "it" guy. I'm just looking forward to the show's return in the fall!
smileyface smileyface 9 years
I think that Betty has enough to deal with already with the whole Henry, Gio thing. And if she picked Gio, I would like to see them spend time together as a couple before another love interest comes into the mix.
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