In his social networks the actor Héctor Suárez Gomís shares fascinating stories of his parents, comedian Hector Suarez (pioneer of satire on Mexican television) and Pepita Gomís (pioneer of educational television in Mexico). Back in the mid-1960s, their wedding was the news of the year.
At the time Pepita Gomís was one of the most loved and respected television personalities, not only by the public, but also by the Mexican businessman Emilio Azcárraga Vidaurreta, a telecommunications magnate who laid the foundations for the foundation of what is now Televisa.
“El Pelón” Gomís shared with his followers a conversation he had with his father when he asked him: “Pa, tell me about your wedding?” He also mentioned the strong warning that Emilio Azcárraga Vidaurreta gave Héctor Suárez, two weeks before his wedding with Pepita Gomís.
Pepita was in charge of the “TeleKinder” program, which was seen all over the country “and whole families adored her.” Therefore, upon learning that she would marry the comedian (remembered for shows like “¿Qué nos pasa?”), Emilio Azcárraga Milmo’s father, I sent for him to call his office.
“I already know that you are going to marry Pepita Gomís,” the founder of XEW told him “La Voz de la América Latina desde México”, the first radio station with national coverage. “So pay close attention to what I’m going to tell you: here we all love that girl very much and I personally have great affection and respect for her!”
Emilio Azcárraga Vidaurreta told the comedian that he would be very honest with him, something that characterized him and asked him not to take it personally.
As soon as I find out that you treat that girl badly or that she is not happy because of you, you are going to deal with me and personally I will take care of the hell out of you. You understand me?
in addition let him know that Pepita was a lady in every sense of the word. “I have nothing personal with you, on the contrary, I really like your work and you have a lot of future, that was all I wanted to tell you.”
The wish of Emilio Azcárraga Vidaurreta for Héctor Suárez and Pepita Gomís
Later, the businessman stood up, shook his hand, they both looked into each other’s eyes for a few moments, “his expression softened and he very affectionately told me: ‘May you be very happy and grow old together, I can’t go to the wedding, but I already bought them their gift. “
Héctor Suárez told his son that far from being upset, he was delighted to know that the telecommunications magnate had great affection and great respect for his wife.
“Behind that apparent rudeness, I perceived a man full of kindness and tenderness, what a beautiful wish that ‘they grow old together’, don’t you think? That was the first and last time I saw him, but I remember him fondly” .
Héctor Suárez and Pepita Gomís got married on May 4, 1965; They both wanted a small wedding and that’s how it was, which took place at the home of television producer Luis de Llano. “And yes, they loved each other all their lives,” said “El Pelón.”
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Héctor Suárez died at 81 years of age in June 2020, as a result of a cardiorespiratory arrest; His ashes are found in a niche in his home in Cocoyoc, Morelos state, Mexico. His wife Pepita, died on December 26, 2021 at the age of 83. They were married for 30 years and although they divorced for reasons that are not relevant today, they were friends for the rest of their lives.