John Rowland is one of the seasonal main characters of Desperate Housewives. Introduced as the teenage gardener for the Solis family, he began an illicit affair with Gabrielle Solis behind the back of her husband Carlos. John eventually developed strong feelings for his lover even after the affair was broken off. John would later go on to get married and have a child, but he was never able to leave his romance with Gabrielle in the past.
Eva Longoria: Gabrielle Solis
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Set on the pristine suburban street of Wisteria Lane where nothing was what it seemed, the show detailed the romantic, criminal, and social missteps of complicated characters like Bree Van de Camp Marcia Cross , Lynnette Scavo Felicity Huffman , Edie Britt Nicollette Sheridan , Gabrielle Solis Eva Longoria , Susan Mayer Teri Hatcher , and their various and assorted ill-behaved husbands, boyfriends, and children. While the plots of Desperate Housewives were often scandalous and ridiculous, the lives of the performers on set and off were often even more gossip-worthy. Here are some of the most interesting stories from the lives of the Desperate Housewives cast. Longoria married French-born NBA superstar Tony Parker in , and things seemed to be fine and dandy…until they weren't. She filed for divorce in , citing "irreconcilable differences," although there were rumors that Parker had been unfaithful. Longoria later confirmed the gossip on Lifetime's The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet— she said she discovered hundreds of sexts between Parker and "the other woman," Erin Barry, the ex-wife of one of Parker's teammates. The Desperate Housewives cultural juggernaut was at its peak when Vanity Fair placed the main cast on its cover in
10 Years Later, The First Season Of 'Desperate Housewives' Is Still A Television Touchstone
W hen it started, back in , Desperate Housewives was a huge, huge hit. Friends and Sex and the City ended that year and clearly audiences were, er, desperate for something to fill the hole they left. While early seasons of the show dealt with the domestic dramas of Bree, Susan, Gabrielle and Lynette — their failing marriages, out-of-control kids, love-life rivalries — the series became increasingly outlandish. Only for Carlos to go blind after being hit on the head by a flying fencepost during the tornado that destroyed the lane.
In , Gaby gave up her lavish life in NYC to move to the suburbs of Fairview and adjust to a quieter, more settled lifestyle with Carlos. During the first three years of marriage, Carlos was always away on business trips, leaving Gaby to become bored, lonely and unhappy, resulting in her having an affair with her teenage gardener, and high-school student, John Rowland. Eventually the sense of friendship and family overwhelmed her, and Gabrielle found her happiness on Wisteria Lane , raising a family with the love of her life. She grew up in a very poor home with her beloved father, mother and siblings.