One night, Chad saw Nick with Melanie's scarf and assumed he'd hurt Melanie again, so Chad assaulted Nick. Gabi had confided some of her misdeeds to Nick, so in an attempt to keep Chad from harassing her further, Nick made a deal with Chad- Nick wouldn't go to the police about Chad's assault, if Chad wouldn't go to the police about Gabi's involvement in Melanie's kidnapping.Gabi thought that she was in the clear and looked forward to a happy future with Nick.Will told Gabi that he would support any decision that she made. The two of them did not have enough money on them for the abortion, but Will was able to acquire the money through no-questions-asked loans from Lucas and Sonny.Will drove Gabi to the clinic, but she did not go through with the abortion.
As soon as Will agreed, Gabi and Nick went forward with their wedding plans, with Sami stepping in as their wedding planner.
Rafe and Sami discovered that Gabi was pregnant, but assumed that Gabi's boyfriend, Nick, was the father.
Nick presented Gabi with a proposal -- marry him and keep letting everyone think that he is the father of the baby.
Over time, Gabi formed a close friendship with Will Horton and even went to a Salem High formal as his date.
In the fall of 2010, Gabi was devastated when Arianna was killed by a hit-and-run driver.