Who Is Justin Hartley’s New Wife, Young & Restless Alum Sofia Pernas?
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Everything you need to know about Harley’s new bride!
This Is Us star Justin Hartley — better known to soap fans for his stint as The Young and the Restless’ Adam — recently married Sofia Pernas (Blood & Treasure). Fun fact: She, too, worked on the soap, having played Marisa Sierras.
So who is Pernas? Born in Morocco to a Galician father and Moroccan mother, Pernas came to the United States to live when she was 5 years old. Having traveled extensively, she speaks four languages – English, Spanish, Arabic, and German. The actress initially planned to go into journalism and become a reporter, however, her career trajectory changed when a modeling scout approached her. Modeling led to acting, and a move to Los Angeles, where she landed her first role as Isabella Drake in the television movie The Immortal Voyage of Captain Drake.
Pernas, who has a brother and a cousin in the United States Armed Forces, appeared on NCIS as Marine First Lieutenant Gabriela Flores and as Sister Lupe on Leverage before landing her Young and Restless role in 2015, which lasted just shy of a year. After leaving the soap opera in May 2016, the actress went on to play Catalina on Jane the Virgin, Hannah Riviera on The Brave, and Lexi Vaziri on Blood & Treasure, which is set to go into its second season this summer.
Pernas previously dated Almost Paradise actor Christian Kane in 2011 when they both worked on the series Leverage. Hartley was married to former Passions star Lindsay Korman Hartley (Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald) from 2004 – 2012. They have one daughter, Isabella Justice. He was also married to Selling Sunset star Chrishell Stause, who played Amanda on All My Children, Jordan on Days of Our Lives and Bethany on The Young and the Restless.