It's been 10 years since we said goodbye to Betty Suarez.
When Ugly Betty signed off on April 14, 2010 after four seasons spent on ABC, our beloved Betty's transformation was complete: She'd earned the respect of her Mode colleagues, found the strength to move out of the family home, and landed a dream job across the pond in London.
And in the decade since the said goodbye to the role, America Ferrara has gone through a similar transformation: starting a family, becoming an outspoken and passionate political activist, and adding job titles to her lengthy resume left and right. While the star of the series based on the popular Colombian telenovela Yo soy Betty, la fea has certainly remained visible since her time on the show, the same can't exactly be said for everyone who shared series regular status with her throughout those four seasons. So, with that in mind, we though we'd honor the series finale's big anniversary by checking in with the rest of her co-stars.
Before we do, though, we'd be remiss if we didn't remark how bittersweet the anniversary must be for the Ugly Betty family as Silvio Horta, the show's creator and head writer, isn't here to celebrate with them. Sadly, Silvio was found dead in a Miami hotel room in January 2020, the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. "I'm stunned and heartbroken to hear the devastating news of Ugly Betty creator, Silvio Horta's death. His talent and creativity brought me and so many others such joy & light," America wrote on Instagram as she mourned the death of her friend. "I'm thinking of his family and loved ones who must be in so much pain right now—and of the whole Ugly Betty family who feel this loss so deeply."
Our thoughts remain with all those who knew and loved Silvio.
Ugly Betty is available to stream in its entirety on Hulu.