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Fabiola Torres is one of the main characters on Never Have I Ever. She is a member of the Torres family and together with Eleanor Wong one of Devi's best friends at Sherman Oaks High. She is portrayed by Lee Rodriguez.

Personality[]

Fabiola Torres is an introverted, nervous, kind, caring, and intelligent teenage girl. She is skilled in robotics and seems to have a passion for science. Fabiola loves and cares for her family and two best friends, Eleanor and Devi. She feels anxious and scared about the feelings she is developing for her classmate Eve and coming out as gay to her parents.

Fabiola is sweet and shows compassion for her friends and wants to help them with tough situations. This is seen when Eleanor discovered that her mom is waitressing at Casa Mexico and not on a cruise through Paxton. Fabiola offers to take Eleanor to the restaurant to see if what he said was true.

She can be awkward but ultimately means well. Fabiola is patient but shows anger towards nonsense. When Eleanor’s mom returns to Eleanor’s life, her and Eleanor bond and share their love for theatre. However, Mrs. Wong sees her daughter onstage and notices her incredible talent for acting a look of longing crosses her face.

She later abandons Eleanor once again, only leaving a note behind saying she wishes to try Broadway one last time. Eleanor freaks out and quits the play and needs her friends the most. Fabiola runs to Devi and tells her what happened, but just then Paxton texts her saying he needs her at his house. Fabiola urgently says to help Eleanor and runs to her, expecting Devi will follow shortly. But Devi chooses to help Paxton out instead. The next day, Eleanor is sad and miserable, and Fabiola is angry with Devi for ditching them. The girls decide to take a friend break from Devi.

Devi is distraught and offers to make it up to them by having fun with them at Ben’s birthday party. Fabiola and Eleanor decide to go but not with Devi. At Ben Gross’s birthday party, Devi attempts to help Fabiola not drink the punch that Trent had put his junk in, but it somehow swooshes over Fabiola ruining her suit.

Fabiola is outraged and yells at Devi in front of everyone. Two episodes later, the girls reconcile, and Fabiola is happy and relieved they worked things out. She shows empathy for Devi and tells her she must go to Malibu to say goodbye to her dad. Devi isn’t ready and cries because she is sad. But she supports her no matter what, and a loyal friend is.

Physical Appearance[]

Fabiola Torres is half Latina and half African-American. She has thick, curly dark brown hair. She dresses in polos and overalls mostly which can make her seem like a tomboy. When she starts dating Eve, she wears more suits until she realizes she is happier in her regular attire and does not want to be seen as Eve's clone and goes back to her normal style of clothes.

History[]

Biography[]

Fabiola is the daughter of Elise and Victor Torres, as well as the sister of Hugo Torres. She is shown in the third episode of the first season telling her r

obot, Gears Brosnan, that she is gay. She is later shown two episodes later to try to tell her family but fails and quickly discloses the subject. After the bake sale, she finally comes out as lesbian to her mother. Her mother supports and accepts her for who she is.

Throughout the Series[]

Season 1[]

First Day of Sophomore Year[]

Devi tells her and Eleanor that they are not cool and reads her plan to get cool to them. She says that they need to change their personalities and get boyfriends. Fabiola and Eleanor are not willing to change their personalities, but they do decide to get boyfriends. Devi chose attainable, yet status-enhancing people for her and Eleanor. For Fabiola, she chose Alex Gomez.

The next day, she dresses sexy in her boys' medium polo for the next step of Devi's plan to be cool which is to make conversation with their target. Principal Grubbs let Devi and Ben do some unpaid labor for their punishment. Their labor is in the IT classroom where they see Oliver and Eleanor making out. Eleanor doesn't told anyone about it.

At the Nail Salon[]

At the nail salon with her mother, she wants clear nail polish, but her mother says to her to try something more girly, so she chooses chickens, which are her favorite bird. She tells her mother that she and Eleanor got stuck with Ben and Eve after she asked her about her history project. Her mother assumes that she has a crush of Ben because when she was in high school, she called every boy she liked annoying.

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Fabiola smiling at her mother.

Fabiola is struggling with new complicated emotions. Further in the conversation, she tells Elise that she technically has a boyfriend, Alex Gomez. Elise appears happy and relieved to hear this and asks Fabiola if he is human and not a robot.

Working on the Project[]

After Fabiola and the others are done working on the project, she and Eve only stay in the classroom, Eve says to her that she likes her nails, but Fabiola was trying to rush out of the room to avoid Eve. Before she leaves, Eve gets up and asks her to go to a fundraiser that she and her friend are going to for a queer youth center.

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Fabiola and Gears Brosnan.

Fabiola asks her why she asked her and not Eleanor and Ben and she says to Fabiola that she thought that she might be into it and that Eleanor and Ben were a lot. Fabiola interrupts her by saying that she has the wrong idea about her and leaves Eve all by herself in the classroom. The next day, Eve flirts with a girl while Fabiola watches. On the day of her presentation, she tells her robot, Gears Brosnan in the robotics class that she is gay.

Family Meeting[]

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Fabiola trying to come out to her family.

The day after Fabiola told her robot, Gears Brosnan that she is gay, she called a family meeting. She asks her family not to look at her any differently after she tells them something personal. Elise's face was starting to change and asks her if Alex got her pregnant, which she denies. She tries to tell them that she was gay but couldn't. Instead of telling them that she is gay, Fabiola tells them that she is switching from AP French to AP Latin. Elise gets a little shocked and somewhat of blindsided after Fabiola tells them that and tells her that that isn't the life she imagined for her.

Girls-Only Sleepover[]

Fabiola and Eleanor try to tell Devi their drama, about her being gay and Eleanor's mother, but Devi tells them that she has bigger problems with an aggressive voice. After Devi treated Fabiola and Eleanor badly, they spend time together with Jonah Sharpe, who was struggling with the same problem as Fabiola and was there for her and Eleanor. Devi walks over to them in the school's lounge to make amends with them and sees that they are spending time together with Jonah, but she wants to be their harbor master and she sits down, and Fabiola tells her that she is gay, is happy for her, and insist to make it up to her. She decides to host a classic-gang, girls-only, Jonah-free sleepover. They play beer pong with kombucha and tell Devi about Eleanor's mother. Devi offers Joyce to bake cookies at her home for the PTA bake sale. They gossip and tell Joyce about Eve.

At the bake sale, Joyce is talkative and tells Nalini and Elise that she got to know about the girls' love lives, girlfriends, and boyfriend. When Elise asks Joyce who had a girlfriend, Fabiola gets into the conversation saying that no one has a girlfriend. Devi tells the girls that she was lying about having sex with Paxton after Joyce discloses information.

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Fabiola after telling her mother she is gay.

While cleaning up, Elise says that she is feeling sorry for Eleanor about her mother being a flake and that Fabiola should feel lucky that they are a normal family. Further in the conversation, Fabiola says to her that something about her may be embarrassing to Elise, she tells her that she isn't embarrassed by her robots and weird clothes.

When Elise tells her that she loves everything about her, Fabiola finally tells Elise that she is gay. Elise is shocked after hearing her daughter's coming out, and tells Fabiola that she isn't disappointed just trying to process. She doesn't know what to say to her daughter, but eventually she tells her that she loves her and that there is nothing she could tell her that would change that. She just wants Fabiola to be happy and gives her a hug. After the hug, she asks her if that's why she called the family meeting about changing subjects.

The next day, she apologizes to Fabiola and Eleanor about lying and that she would try to be a better friend. Eleanor needed her because her mother left but went to Paxton who send her a text to go over to his house.

Ben's Birthday Party[]

Devi ditches Fabiola and Eleanor and goes to Paxton's house when Eleanor needed her. They decide to take a friend break from Devi.

At the party, Devi tries to make a conversation with them, but they leave her all by herself. Fabiola is about to drink Trent's punch (which Ben told Devi not to drink), she rushes to Fabiola to warn her about the punch and knocks the cup out of her hands and drenches the suit completely with punch. Fabiola gets mad and tells Devi everything that irritated her, treating her and Eleanor as crap and that she only cares about popularity and Paxton, and outed herself accidentally in front of her whole class.

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Fabiola apologizing to Eve.

While sitting on the stairs, Eve brings Fabiola baking soda to use on her jacket that was soaked with punch. Fabiola offers her a seat on the stairs where she was sitting. They talk and tell Fabiola that what she did in front of everyone took guts even if it was accidental and says to her that she came out by getting stoned and tweeting "me gay now". During the conversation, Fabiola apologizes for being rude to her before and asks her to grab food with her sometime which Eve accepts, marking the start of their relationship.

Reunion with Devi[]

As Ben reaches out to her and Eleanor, he tells them that Devi didn't want to go to scatter her father's ashes so they must help her throughout that phase as they are the only ones that can do that, making her realize how despite whatever happened between them, Devi and she are still best of friends. At Ben's house, she and Eleanor want to comfort Devi badly, after seeing her meltdown in front of them. She and Devi make up with each other when Devi apologizes for being a horrible friend to her and Eleanor, right after helping Eleanor realize that she shouldn't quit her passion for Drama as the new her cannot make her happy something which both Devi and Fabiola agreed upon. Eleanor and Fabiola, Devi realize how she should go and spread her dad's ashes at Malibu, as not doing that would make her unhappy.

Season 2[]

Dating Eve Hjelm[]

Fabiola is dating Eve but she hides her relationship from her family. Fabiola finds out that her mother and Eve will be at the same relay so she tries to distance them from each other, worrying that her mother will be weird to Eve.

However, after Fabiola introduces them to each other, they get along great. Fabiola's mom tells them that that Fabiola's father and herself were Cricket King & Queen at the school's winter dance. She suggests that Eve and Fabiola run for Cricket Queen & Queen. They decide to do it.

Eleanor Intervention[]

After Fabiola sees texts that suggest Malcolm is cheating on Eleanor, she shares this with Devi and the two stage an intervention for Eleanor. Eleanor pushes them away though, not wanting to end things with Malcolm.

Robotics Team[]

Fabiola misses several meetings with the robotics team because of her relationship with Eve. When she shows up one day, Eric informs her she is no longer team captain.

The Winter Dance[]

At the winter dance, Fabiola goes missing. Devi and Eleanor find her hiding and having an emotional meltdown. Devi, Eleanor and Jonah convince Fabiola that she can embrace her lesbian identity without assimilating to others' standards.

Eve and Fabiola get crowned as the school's first Cricket Queen & Queen. Fabiola tells Eve she loves her and Eve says it back.

Season 3[]

Breaking up with Eve[]

Fabiola realizes that a long-distance relationship with Eve is taking a toll on her grades, and decides to break up with her.

Exploring things with Aneesa Qureshi[]

Aneesa impulsively kisses Fabiola after a game of soccer. Later, she apologizes. Eventually, after a charity event, Aneesa asks Fabiola out on a date. However, Fabiola and Aneesa struggle to make the transition from being friends to being a couple.

Eventually, after a game night, Fabiola and Aneesa agree to break up and remain friends.

Dating Addison[]

Fabiola begins dating Addison. They have sexual interactions.

Season 4[]

Robotics Club[]

Fabiola begins to notice the lack of women in the robotics club and becomes concerned about the toxic masculinity that alienates potential female members. She takes it upon herself to address this issue and successfully recruits a girl named Michelle to join the club, making it more welcoming and inclusive.

College Applications[]

While helping Devi with her personal struggles, Fabiola also faces her own challenges. She attends a college fair and impresses a judge who teaches at Howard University, which has a top-tier robotics program. This discovery prompts Fabiola to consider attending Howard instead of her previous plan to go to Princeton. This decision creates a temporary rift between Fabiola and Devi, but they later reconcile.

Prom[]

Fabiola attends prom with her friends, but the stress causes Devi to scream and inadvertently cause a limousine accident. The girls admit their secrets to each other and decide to skip prom. Fabiola announces her decision to attend Howard University instead of Princeton, as she realizes the school offers an excellent robotics program.

Appearances[]

Season 1[]

Season 2[]

Season 3[]

Season 4[]

Relationships[]

Eve Hjelm[]

Fabiola catches Eve's eye at school at the beginning of sophomore year. [1] Sensing that the attraction is mutual, Eve tries to talk to Fabiola on multiple occasions and even invites her to a party, but is swiftly and quite rudely denied by an intimidated Fabiola. Fabiola then sets out to apologize, but Eve avoids her.

It is not until Ben's party in ... thrown a rager that Fabiola lashes out at Devi, and, in doing so, outs herself as gay, that Eve and Fabiola begin talking again. Fabiola asks Eve on a date and she accepts, marking the beginning of a happy relationship between the two. It is not without its fair share of obstacles, however. (See Eve and Fabiola)

Aneesa Qureshi[]

Fabiola and Aneesa become friends soon after Aneesa joins Sherman Oaks High. They aren't attracted to each other straight away; quite the contrary, as Fabiola dates Eve and Aneesa gets into a relationship with Ben. However, not long into Season 3, Fabiola breaks up with Eve after their long-distance relationship affects her grades in a negative way.

Fabiola's unwavering support for Aneesa, combined with a lack of it from her own boyfriend, leads Aneesa to kiss Fabiola in the bathroom one afternoon. The pair try to pretend the kiss never took place, but they eventually acknowledge it and begin dating.

Although they try their hardest to make it work, Aneesa and Fabiola never quite succeed at capturing the spark of their first kiss, and their every attempt at intimacy falls flat. Eventually, the couple agree to be just friends. [2]

Addison[]

Addison and Fabiola first meet when Devi invites Des and his friends to her house in ... hooked up with my boyfriend. They bond over their "nerdy" interests and their chemistry does not go unnoticed, especially by Fabiola's then-girlfriend, Aneesa. Upon witnessing how good they are for each other, Aneesa breaks up with Fabiola, and Fabiola goes on to date Addison. Although their relationship takes place mostly off-screen, they are shown together a few times in Season 4 and seem to be going strong.

Trivia[]

  • She is half Hispanic on her father's side and half African-American on her mother's side.
  • She has a robot named Gears Brosnan.
    • She came out to Gears before she came out to Eleanor, Devi, and her mom.
      • Eventually, she came out in front of everybody.
    • She got into Howard University because a college recruiter was so impressed with Gears that she offered her a place on the spot. [3]
  • She missed someone's funeral to console Devi after Nick Jonas married Priyanka Chopra.
  • She has an app on her phone to track Devi's location.[4]
  • She knows little to none about pop culture.
  • She spent a lot of time editing Wikipedia.[5]
  • She has an inhaler, which indicates that she might have asthma.[6]

Gallery[]

Fabiola Torres/Gallery

References[]

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