Pablo Montero (born Óscar Daniel Hernández Rodríguez on August 23, 1974 in Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico) is a popular Mexican singer and actor.
From about 2000 to 2003, Montero had a relationship with Aracely Arámbula. In 2006, there were rumors about a possible romance with his costar in Duelo de pasiones, Ludwika Paleta, who was married to Mexican actor Plutarco Haza. Montero and Paleta denied the rumors until a video was made public in which they were seen making out. This is said to have caused Ludwika Paleta’s separation from her husband. Paleta and Plutarco Haza later reconciled. On August 31, 2007 two days after Montero presented the nominees for the 2007 Latin Grammy Awards, Miami Police reported that they stopped Montero and a passenger after his white BWM SUV ran a red light. During the investigation, police reported discovering a clear bag that tested positive for cocaine, which Montero claimed as his.
However in court the following month, Montero pleaded not guilty to cocaine possession, was found guilty, and was sentenced to probation, pending completion of a drug court program. Montero was jailed in 2008 for violating the terms of his probation but released on the condition that he complete a drug rehabilitation program. On Friday, February 20, 2009, Montero graduated from his drug treatment program.
He has a son, Pablo, born in 2007, with the actress Sandra Vidal. In June 2010, his brother Oliver was murdered in an attempted robbery. On June 13, 2013 his brother Javier Hernández was also killed.
Known for his use of “charro” hats and black clothing during his concerts, he is a teen idol and paparazzi favorite in Mexico. He is also well known in the rest of Latin America, Australia, Europe, and the Hispanic community of the United States.
When Montero was a teenager, he had his first professional singing job as the lead singer of a group named “Trébol”, which had a number one hit titled “Si tu Supieras” (“If You Knew”), a song that was later sung by Alejandro Fernández for the soap opera titled Maria Isabel, where Adela Noriega and Fernando Carrillo starred as the protagonists.
Montero opted for a career as a solo artist shortly after this, struggling in local bars and clubs until he got his big break in 1999 when his album Donde Estas, Corazon? (Where Are You, My Heart?) became the number one album on Mexico’s charts. The album’s success launched his image as a “ranchera hunk” and led to his acting debut in Vivo Por Elena (I Live for Elena), where he played a struggling young singer. This was followed by acting roles in Nunca te Olvidaré (I Will Never Forget You), Abrázame muy Fuerte (Hold me Tight), Rebecca, and Entre El Amor y El Odio.
His 2000 album, the self-titled Pablo Montero produced the number one hit “Que Voy a Hacer sin Ti?” (“What am I Going to do Without You?”). In 2001, Montero joined other artists invited to the White House South Lawn for a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, where he serenaded First Lady Laura Bush. Pablo Montero was followed by 2002’s “Pidemelo Todo” (“Ask Me for Everything”), which also included a number one hit single in “Hay Otra en tu Lugar” (“There’s Another One in Your Place”). Also in this latter album was the great hit to the soap opera Gata Salvaje, which was titled the same as the soap opera and reached the top ten list on the charts. Later this year he was honored in Australia for his acting as Martin in Rebecca. He has composed the songs for various shows including Olvidarte Jamas, Gata Salvaje, La Revancha, Abrazame Muy Fuerte, Duelo de Pasiones and the controversial movie El Crimen del Padre Amaro.
Montero spent most of 2003 touring and preparing an album which was dedicated to legendary Mexican singer Javier Solis. This album hit the markets later in the year and was well received on a national level. He was involved in a scandal during 2003 because he had apparently not paid his employees during instances that he had not required them, such as when he was on tour, and then fired them when they demanded payment. He lost the case and was forced to pay them a settlement. In 2005, Montero signed a recording contract with Univision Records. In that year, he released his first album for Univision Records, “A Toda Ley.”
In 2005, he was featured in an ad campaign by clothing company Hanes with the slogan “Mira quien tiene Hanes” (“Look who has Hanes on now.”) He and Aracely Arámbula were both featured in the Spanish-language version of the campaign. In 2006, Montero starred in the Mexican soap opera Duelo de pasiones, which aired on Univision during 2007. In 2008, Pablo acted in Fuego en le sangre, as Franco Reyes, one of the protagonists of the telenovela, with Eduardo Yanez and Jorge Salinas. In 2010 he worked in Triunfo del Amor with Victoria Ruffo, Maite Perroni, William Levy, Osvaldo Rios and Daniela Romo.
In mid-2012, a return to the character of “Coloso” in Salvador Mejía it convened to join Qué bonito amor a new version of La hija del mariachi, being his second antagonistic role / main villain next to Jorge, Danna García, Malliany Marin and Juan Ferrara. Pablo reunited again with Jorge. In 2014, he acted in Mi corazon es tuyo as Diego. Pablo reunited once again with Jorge.
In 2014, he will be a special guest acting in Lo imperdonable as Demetrio Silveria, Martin’s half brother, costarrs with Ana Brenda Contreras and Iván Sánchez.
Hay Otra En Tu Lugar
Se Te Olvido
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