I do recall a lot of relatives for both Cruz and Gina popping up throughout their time on the show but I don’t think I took to any of those characters. I saw the attempt to expand their circles outside of the Capwells but they weren’t very successful at it. In that respect, Julia fared better since she had ties to the Lockridges via Augusta so she almost always had 1 relative or pseudo relative on the canvas.
Eileen Davidson (Y&R, DAYS, SB) and Nancy Valen (RH) are sisters-in-law via the Van Patten brothers (Eileen is married to Vincent and Nancy is married to Nels). Here they are on the set of the 2020 Hallmark movie, Middleton Christmas:
Some might disagree but I think Eden would have fared better. Cruz was the perfect SO and hero at all times so it was harder to see him move on. Eden was the soapier character who had flaws and I think there was more they could have done with her outside of that pairing.