One Life to Live’s Layla and Cristian, Summer’s Next Sizzlin’ Couple?

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m sort of enjoying the antagonistic pairing of One Life to Live’s Layla (Tika Sumpter) and Cristian (David Fumero). I really hope the writers drag this love/hate relationship out and don’t rush it. Thanks to Evangeline and Sarah, there is plenty of history just sitting there ready and waiting to provide obstacles on their path towards self imposed "forbidden love."

Are you enjoying Layla and Cristian?

One Life to Live's Layla and Cristian, Summer's Next Sizzlin' Couple?

  • No! I don't like them as a couple (21%, 176 Votes)
  • They have potential, but at this point it is wait and see. (17%, 146 Votes)
  • Yes! I love the chemistry between these two. (62%, 521 Votes)

Total Voters: 843


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37 Responses

  1. Profile photo of Jillian Bowe
    Jillian Bowe

    SAY WHA?! Christian called Layla a bitch?! Oh hells to the no! Now this chick right here would’ve thrown some serious fish grease on that boy. I don’t care how fine he is! Seriously I always wanted Cris and Layla together they just had that vibe… Tika as Lily? Hmm……… I can get down with that.

  2. Profile photo of lisa_js

    I enjoy Layla and Cristian but their dialog seems forced. The only natural-sounding line in the sauna was when Cris said something like: “You just don’t want me to see your hair frizz up.” Now *that* was real! We’ve had several days of creating emotional tension with arguments. We can all see the argument that leads to the kiss scene. I hope the writers will surprise me. It’s time for a few softer, quieter moments where they are clearly fighting their attraction. If OLTL is serious about this couple, they’ll give them more than one note to hum.

  3. Profile photo of inspiron

    they probably already had sex as we speak, got married, had it annuled and hes on to some cousin of evangaline now
    you know those vegas bros haha

  4. Profile photo of n69n

    the “bitch” thing really bothered me as well.

    no son of CARLOTTA would ***EVER*** call ***ANY*** woman a “bitch”!!!

    LAYLA (& Tika Sumpter) deserves better than CRISTIAN, & David Fumero never seems like he even *wants* to be on the show.

  5. Profile photo of dsrbroadway

    I would like it more if Layla had more depth to her and David Fumero could act.

    I’m still not sure Tika can act, though likeable. She certainly hasn’t been given any material, but I just feel like she’s never been able to do anything with the material except do the same sassy line readings.

    But the pairing seems forced, like they need something for them to do.

  6. Profile photo of Llanview76

    …and I am sorry I didn’t mean that as an insult, it’s like…even if they do get together, than Vince will come back and muck it up…I mean the soaps today, though the current writing regime at OLTL may be different, but they sort of sift through their young couples and it seems like nobody ever ends up with anybody they should be with. Look at John…and now Rex being seduced by Sleazy, I mean Stacy from Gigi. Aside from the proverbial love triangle, can’t one couple just fall and love and have money problems, or lose a job…or develop severe depression or get political, or something?

  7. Profile photo of mickey4376

    I can’t care about these two as individuals, so I can’t care about them as a couple. At least where Layla is concerned, they haven’t developed that character at all. Van has long been gone and we still don’t know that much about Layla– she’s solely used as a prop for other characters. And as far as Cris is concerned, he called her a bitch several times. That is NOT foreplay! That is NOT sexy! And this coming from a character who is dumb as toast and seems to have few discernible goals in life. Sorry, can’t get down with these two.

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    Jamey Giddens

    Layla was acting a plum fool with that boy when he called her out of her name. I don’t condone disrespecting females, but I don’t condone her calling him everything but the child of the living God, then expecting him not to say anything back!

  9. Profile photo of n69n

    well, it just gives me an idea for better sotry development: CARLOTTA overhears CRISˇIAN calling LAYLA a “bitch” & goes off on him, & makes him kiss LAYLA’s ass to apologize.

    then we could all ENJOY her bitchiness, as she hammed it up for CARLOTTA’s benefit.

    that would be a more interesting way to force them to spend time together than lockin ‘em in a freezer, lockin’ em in a steam room…whats next week, an elevator? a bank vault? a fallout shelter?

  10. Profile photo of Frons-n-GuzaSuck

    Yup they are pretty much a forced pair and they’re scenes have been annoying with them getting stuck everywhere together. If you have to work this hard to sell a couple it usually won’t work. They were put together because they didnt work with anyone else. Personally, I would have preferred that DF and TS were fired and KB and CS stayed on the show.

  11. Profile photo of miajere

    Her contract is up soon, I don’t imagine them asking her back. She’s only getting scenes to write her off- in daytime’s eyes, this is a s/l showcasing diversity.

  12. Profile photo of Scout

    These two together are about exciting as watching a cow take a dump. While OLTL is cleaning house, sweep these losers out the door and recast Cristian.

    And throw out Stacy with them! She’s the worst and most useless character on that show since freakin’ Tico Santi!

  13. Profile photo of dsrbroadway

    By the way, Tika and David doing it are supposed to make us forget they fired Kathy Brier? Marcie and NuMichael have much more natural chemistry and more of a history than Layla and Christian.

  14. Profile photo of siomonstuart2003

    Yeah, but we don’t want them to become the next Chris and Rihanna!!! I do agree that he shouldn’t call her a bitch and Layla should smack him. But Cris is a chauvastic pig and Layla deserved better than him.

  15. Profile photo of missogi

    I’m sorry but I’m not understanding why people are bringing M&M into this. Cristian and Layla have nothing to do with them. I feel bad for M&M fans but why are you guys acting like Cristian and Layla are taking story away from them and are the reason they are no longer with the show? That’s not fair.

  16. Profile photo of tashlover

    I’m loving these two for all of the reasons Luke listed. They have something many of today’s insta- couples; lack a valid history together and I think they also have chemistry. The use of the bitch word didn’t bother me because Layla called Cristian the biggest jackass on the planet and a moron and has been projecting her relationship woes on to him. What was he supposed to do, write her a letter with hearts and kisses and hand her flowers? It was a dynamic scene meant to highlight the antagonism of their exchange. That’s the kind of interaction I’d love to see more of in daytime and they have a raw dynamic that can be uncomfortable to watch but it certainly isn’t predictable.

    As for the contrived locked in the steam room and freezer circumstances, since when is that a bad thing? I saw it as nothing more than a minor plot point to isolate them.They are funny together and their dialogue is edgy. I am all for a nice slow burn story for these two.

    Color me confused as to why they are now blamed for what happened to Michael and Marcie though. I don’t understand that logic at all.

  17. Profile photo of pspencer618

    Can someone tell me the last time a character was called a bitch on OLTL? I know Sonny calls women names all of the time on GH, but I do not recall this happening on OLTL.

    Well I guess it’s becoming commonplace as I just heard Ryan call Reese a bitch on AMC.

  18. Profile photo of tashlover

    OLTL has used the bitch word for years. Todd calls Blair a bitch frequently and commonly referred to Margaret as a bitch. Clint referred to Dorian as a bitch. Cristian called Sarah a bitch when she left the show. I could go on but it’s not out of the ordinary. The use of the bitch word is becoming more commonplace. Where is the reaction to Layla calling Cristian “a son of a bitch and a jackass?”

    Frankly as a woman, the use of the bitch word doesn’t bother me because I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that the word doesn’t apply to me and therefore the use of the word doesn’t denigrate me. I grew up listening to Biggie Smalls and Tupac and I was never outraged when THEY referred to women as bitches so I’d be hard-pressed to get upset about a soap using the word. And in the 80’s on Dynasty, Knots Landing, Falcon Crest and Dallas, the women were called bitches plenty of times and the world lived on.

  19. Profile photo of siomonstuart2003

    Both needs to go into the bedroom and get it on. Layla don’t put up with his chauvinistic crap and Cris give it back to her. Cris and Layla needs to get it on. And Frons is the one getting rid of M&M.

  20. Profile photo of season1217

    I didn’t say I was outraged by Cristian calling Layla a bitch. I actually smirked because I was surprised to hear Cristian say that. I just think that once a man calls you that then you should probably stay friends. LOL.

  21. Profile photo of missogi

    LMAO Luke ain’t that the TRUTH!!

    I’m lovin these two as well. They should have gone here YEARS ago and I’m glad they’re finally giving Tika Sumpter a chance to show she more than has what it takes to rock daytime! I hope they keep it going. If they’re this uber sexy when they’re pissed just imagine how they’ll burn down the place when they they turn that into passion.

  22. Profile photo of MsT05

    Exactly Jamey. Layla was tripping, Cris had enough and flipped. If you can dish it, you better be able to take it. Woman or not.

    I’m liking them but I’m waiting before getting invested at all. I DO like how they get in each other’s face though. Nice to see a somewhat real relationship and no kid glove treatment.

  23. Profile photo of Dariclone

    Missogi, I don’t think anyone is *blaming* Christian and Layla for M&M leaving, they’re just saying that giving us them as a couple won’t mak eus forget what else TPTB are dong wrong.

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