Segundo ele, a atriz tinha uma certa resistência com o novato, recém-saído da carreira de modelo e logo lançado a protagonista do horário nobre.— A gente teve uma faisquinha no começo, quase que o santo não bateu.
Não da minha parte, claro, porque eu cheguei muito humilde, mas a Carolina não gostou muito de mim, de cara. A antipatia inicial durou pouco, tanto que hoje eles são grandes amigos.
In 2001, he had his first significant regular role in the soap opera, Laços de Família.
He played the role of "Edu", a doctor who got involved with a woman many years older than he was - played by actress Vera Fischer.
He was a successful model for eight years of which two were overseas, with a house in Paris, but all the while he was traveling to such cities as New York, London, Berlin, and Milan.
“So many people would flip but if the couple at some point announced they were engaged I’d be happy,” tweeted one fan. On Saturday, Reynaldo Gianecchini’s rep said “no comment” when asked whether the 44-year-old actor was tying the knot.
He started acting at the age of 6, on the stage of his school in Birigüi, São Paulo.
His father's family was from Lucca, Tuscany, and they fled from the war.
In 2002, Gianecchini was chosen to be the exclusive top model for Armani in Brazil, a position he apparently still holds to this date (Maria Fernanda Candido, his co-star in Esperança, is the female equivalent for Armani).
Since August 2011, Gianecchini has been battling against cancer (angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma) and has undergone chemotherapy treatment.