Yes, He Is Gay, Partner And Family


Gus Fring sexuality: Yes, he is gay. Better Call Saul season 6 confirmed that Gus Fring’s revenge was motivated by Max’s murder.

Gustavo “Gus” Fring, shortly, Gus Fring is a fictional character of the popular series, Breaking Bad and its prequel Better Call Saul. The role was portrayed by the renowned Actor Giancarlo Esposito.

Giancarlo made such an impression while portraying the character. In real life, Giancarlo Esposito is a proud dad of four children whom he shares with his ex-wife, Joy McManigal.

In the series, Gus is a Chilean-American businessman. He is also a significant narcotics distributor in the Southwestern U.S. In addition, he has dual existence as a drug lord and fried chicken chain restaurant owner.

Following the series’ popularity, there has been a lot of speculation about the fictional character Gus Fring’s sexuality. So, does the businessman belongs to the LGBTQ+ community?

Is Gus Fring Gay?

Better Call Saul season 6 confirmed that Gus Fring is undoubtedly gay. Gus is a professionally ruthless and ruthlessly professional villain in the series.

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His character has always been beyond the typical gangster, as he possesses a class and intellect helping him blend into the legitimate Albuquerque community without a hint of suspicion.

Besides his dual existence, the businessman’s personal life remained blank in the crime Drama. Fring looked like a person who was exclusively married to his professional life. He had no friends, no family, and no lover.

However, the Breaking Bad story triggered assumptions regarding Gus Fring’s sexuality. Since the death of Max Arciniega, a friend and business partner, he has held a grudge against the cartel for several decades.

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Gus Fring and Max Arciniega In the crime Drama Better Call Saul. (Source: ScreenRant)

While he avenged his revenge, his passion suggested that Max was more than a friend and business partner to Fring. When Better Call Saul showed the fountain that Gus built in honor of his business partner became the oil to the Fire.

Who Is Max Arciniega In Better Call Saul?

The fictional character in Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad, Max Arciniega, is portrayed by James Martinez.

As you know, he is Gus Fring’s business associate and partner. Arciniega holds a biochemistry and a chemical engineering degree from the University of Santiago in Chile. Gus paid for Max’s education.

Afterward, the pair moved to Mexico and started a chain of Los Pollos Hermanos fried chicken restaurants. As for their drug business, Max is the chemist who creates crystal meth, and they began giving away the drug sample.

In Season 4, episode 8, Hector Salamanca (played by Mark Margolis) murders Max Arciniega in cold blood. Gus Fring’s mission to destroy Hector is rooted in avenging his partner/boyfriend’s murder.

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Gus Fring and Max Arciniega in Better Call Saul. (Source: Newsweek)

Not to be confused with the real-life Actor with the same name. Actor Max Arciniega is known for playing the “Krazy-8” in Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad. His other movie credits include The Barber.

Were Gus Fring & Max Arciniega Together Before Better Call Saul?

Better Call Saul season 6 made it clear that Gus was in love with Max. But was there a thing between the business partner earlier?

During the flashback of Breaking Bad season 4, while defending Gus during an audience with the cartel, Max says, “I know Gus like a brother.” The words suggest that Gus Fring’s love might be an unrequited one.

It might have been a mere distraction for Don Eladio and Hector. However, considering Max’s passionate defense, viewers can argue that he was emotionally attached to Gus Fring like Fring was to him.

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