Infidelity is threatening several relationships in "Corazón Valiente." Both Ángela Valdez and Samantha Sandoval are on the verge of ending their relationships. Fernanda's plans and lust are playing a large part in their problems.
Samantha and Willy
Samantha Sandoval and Willy del Castillo have had a tumultuous relationship from the beginning. Samantha initially rejected Willy who is a known womanizer, and both of them pretended not to remember their brief affair as teenagers. The relationship is made more complicated by Samantha's role as his bodyguard and the attraction that Willy's father feels for her.
Willy del Castillo has often found it hard to avoid temptation. As the spoiled and privileged child of Bernardo del Castillo, Willy has also inherited his father's womanizing characteristics. He is used to getting what he wants and moving on without any consideration. However, his relationship with Samantha seems more meaningful. Nevertheless, Willy cannot resist his secretary, and Samantha catches them together at work.
Samantha reacts violently to Willy's infidelity. She physically attacks him while screaming, and she is not used to this type of betrayal. Although she has known about Willy's past from the start of their relationship, "Corazón Valiente" makes it clear that Samantha believed he would change for her.
Ángela and Juan Marcos
Ángela Valdez and Juan Marcos Arroyo have a relationship that is punctuated by desire and separation. Their love-at-first-sight romance is constantly interrupted. The death of Juan Marcos' wife is not enough for them to be together because Ángela has her own problems. She briefly considers remarrying her ex-husband for the sake of their daughter, but leaves him at the altar. Juan Marcos is also pursued by Fernanda who wants to destroy his entire family.
Despite multiple obstacles, Ángela and Juan Marcos have managed to stay together. However, infidelity threatens to destroy them. Ángela finds a video of Juan Marcos with another woman in his bed and confronts him. He claims that he has been framed and that he would never betray her. There is some truth to his pleas because Fernanda was responsible for making the tape.
Why would Willy and Juan Marcos jeopardize the relationships that they have spent months trying to protect? Both men have struggled to stay with the women they claim to love. "Corazón Valiente" seems to answer this with a mixture of temptation, stupidity, and old habits.
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