It's about taking your passion, whatever it is you believe in, to its fullest. And I won't be judged for making a mess.

Gael Martinez[1] is a socially conscious and politically active graphic designer, who lives in the Coterie.



A passionate and flirtatious artist, Gael is known for his easygoing yet playboy antics. He loves art and designing apps.

Physical Appearance

Gael is an attractive young man in his early twenties, with curly brown hair and almond-shaped brown eyes. He has the shadow of a neatly trimmed beard and thick eyebrows. He has a tall yet athletic physique standing just over six-feet.

Throughout Series

He is introduced in "DTLA", as the attractive friend of Mariana who recommended the Coterie to her as a place to live. He hits it off with Callie on her first night at the apartment, and they talk about art and life for a while. He shows her his art and they flirt back and forth before having sex. Gael is later seen sitting on the opposite end of the table then Mariana when they go to work the day after she moves in.

When Callie learned that Gael is the guy that Mariana works with and has a crush on, she visits Gael to call off their hookup. This results in them having sex again, but this time, Callie is certain that the affair has to end. That night while at the pool, Mariana and Callie witness Gael making out with a man in his loft. The pair seems to be about to have sex.


Season 1 (13/13)


Callie Adams Foster

Main article: Gallie
"So when we... I didn't know you worked with my sister or I never would have... So I think it’s better if we don't – again and it's definitely better if Mariana doesn't find out we did. Because I never want a guy to come between us."
—Callie to Gael

Callie moved into the apartment complex that Gael was residing in, and they instantly had a connection. They met on her first night at the apartment and bonded over their mutual love for art, political activism, and a basic connection. Gael showed her his art and they had sex in his loft. The next morning, Gael was getting ready to go on a bike ride when Callie and Mariana interrupt him. Mariana introduced the pair, and both played along with it. Gael then left, and Mariana quickly restated her interest in Gael to Callie before leaving for work. When Callie went back to Gael that night to break things off with them, they ended up having sex again, which Callie regretted because she lied to Mariana.

That night at the roof of the pool, Callie told Mariana the truth and they witnessed Gael making out and then beginning to have sex with another male. Both girls were shocked and Callie downed her wine as Mariana quickly stated that she forgave her and could have Gael. Callie avoided him until she talked with Jude and faced her personal reservations about dating a bisexual man, which Gael instantly thought would have been an issue due to his past. Callie, much to his surprise, stated that it wasn't an issue.


Notes and Trivia

  • Gael is a graphic designer and a freelancer.
  • He works at Speckulate along with Mariana Adams Foster, and is the one who recommended the Coterie to her.
  • He is bisexual and has had romantic and physical relationships with both men and women.



  1. "Gael's rooftop loft" promo video