Full detailed profile on Ani Martin Played by Jessica Leccia on Venice The Series Daytime Soap Opera.
Birthday: January 8, 1976
Jake goes to Jamie and his boyfriend outside at the house to tell them there's a delay. 'Twice the brides, twice the delays'. He privately tells Alan he hopes this wedding has Gina throwing herself off a bridge. Katherine almost hears them discussing taking all of her money before Jake goes to check on the brides.
Inside, Lara finishes preparing and drinks Jake's wine. Natasha walks in with the 'lesbian bible', Curves, before going to check on Ani. On the stairwell, Gina asks for five minutes of Ani's time. She knows it's bad timing. They discuss her spending the night outside Gina's house and how Gina pushed her away at the hospital. Gina didn't know what she was doing after her brother's death. She tears up and professes her love. She misses her and wants her. She needs her even though it scares her. She asks for a chance.
Outside, Katherine chats up Logan and when she goes to take a call, Alan and Logan drink to 'happy endings' at Katherine's expense.
Back at Lara and Ani's, Jamie kisses his boyfriend who asks him to promise never to marry him unless he wants to.
Back inside, Ani thinks the only reason Gina's there is because she hates losing. Gina says that's not true. She's willing to fall flat on her face again. Ani's puzzled by what she means about that. Gina promises she'll never have to be alone again. Ani grabs Gina and kisses her.
Outside, Jake receives a text from Lara asking for help. Back inside, Lara's jaw drops as she finds Ani kissing Gina.
Back at Lara and Ani's, Lara yells at Gina to stop it. It's too late for her. Ani says she feels safe with Lara. Jake walks up and tells Gina to get out. When Ani learns Gina's been with Logan, she calls her predictable. Gina claims it was meaningless but Ani says that's the problem. She goes upstairs with Lara and Jake follows. Gina's left crying.
Back at Lara and Ani's, Jake encourages Lara to dry her tears. He sings, "We're having a wedding," as he dances her around. He kisses her on the mouth and leaves to give Ani a bracelet and a pep talk.
In heaven, Katherine's dead husband tells Owen he has done all he can. It's time to get on with his own journey. Owen's almost ready as he watches his family on the monitor.
Outside on the lawn at Lara and Ani's, the wedding begins. Gina interrupts with her family and tells Ani she's 'it'. She apologizes for the past and swears she'll be happy if this marriage is what Ani wants. She says she's loved her since the first moment she saw her and asks for a last chance. From heaven, Owen watches as Ani's pulled in two directions.
Ani sits outside Gina's in her car. Guya arrives and goes in for a drink. Gina says she saw Owen in heaven. Guya's happy. She has been trying to talk to him and asks if he has found peace. Gina says he's struggling and worried about her so Guya suggests if she finds happiness, Owen will be at peace. Outside, Sarah finds Ani and questions what she's doing there. Ani's been there all night and wanted to go in but decides to leave. Guya leaves and Sarah knocks. Gina acknowledges she's her daughter and lets her in. She's not sure where to start. She's a late bloomer. Sarah thinks time will be helpful and she confesses Ani was there earlier. She fills her in on Ani not answering when she asked if she was marrying Lara today and Gina exclaims, "WTF!" Sarah suggests they're so in love and it's a colossal waste of time that they're not together.
Ani arrives home. Natasha leaves the room and Ani asks for a moment with Lara. Jake leaves and Ani makes Lara promise 'no more lies' and she has to go to AA. Lara says she already called her sponsor. She slips the engagement ring back on Ani's finger and Ani goes to get ready. She tells her brother she's glad he approves of her marrying Lara and is happy he's not trying to change her anymore. She turns to walk down the stairs and there's Gina, waiting for her!
Ani walks to her car to pick up her wedding dress when she flashes to arguing with Gina the day she was hit. She tells herself to stop it. She flashes to Lara's proposal and smiles. "What was I waiting for?"
Ani arrives home to a romantic dinner with Lara. Ani brings up wanting to see Gina and Lara grimaces. Talk turns to how proud Ani is of Lara's sobriety. When Lara goes to get the food, Ani has something in her throat and attempts to drink Lara's water but it's vodka. Lara returns and Ani confronts her. She apologizes and they fight. Lara claims she can handle it and blames her for being so distracted by Gina. Lara pounds the table and Ani get scared. Lara apologizes. She'd never hurt her again. She sobs that she's sick and needs help. Ani can't do this. She takes off her ring and walks out.
Gina wakes up in the hospital and moans for Ani and Sarah to leave her alone. Guya is devastated. Later, Ani calls Lara to fill her in and to let her know how amazing she has been. Lara encourages Ani to move up the wedding date because life is too short. Ani puts her off and hangs up.