Manny-Chantay Friendship
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General Information
Intimacy Level Friends, Rivals, Teammates
Friendship Started Modern Love (418)
Friendship Status Friends (until graduation)

The friendship between Manny Santos and Chantay Black began in the fourth season of Degrassi: The Next Generation.

Friendship History


Season 4

In Modern Love, Manny, Chantay and Darcy Edwards attend a sleepover at Emma Nelson's house. All of the girls develop a crush on Emma's new neighbour, Chester Hosada-Bloom.

In West End Girls, Chantay and Darcy help Manny break Paige Michalchuk's leg.

Season 5

Although they were friends the previous season, Chantay is glad that Manny is off the squad in Venus (2). She also does not approve of Manny being topless on Peter Stone's video, saying she was doing something she shouldn't have been doing. 

Season 6

In Can't Hardly Wait, Manny and Chantay fight with a Lakehurst Secondary School girl who attacked Mia Jones.

In Eyes Without a Face (1), Chantay, Manny and Darcy discuss new uniforms for the Spirit Squad. They both think Darcy is too conservative about her clothes.  

In If You Leave, both girls are at the cheerleading competition. 

Season 7

In Love is a Battlefield, Chantay is hurt by Holly J. Sinclair's rumors about Manny being racist. 

Season 9

In Degrassi Takes Manhattan, they both attended Emma and Spinner's wedding. 


  • Both were captains of the Power Squad/Spirit Squad.
  • Both stayed on the Power/Spirit Squad the longest, at 7 seasons.
  • Both were friends with Darcy Edwards, Mia Jones, and Emma Nelson
  • Manny had a conflict with Chantay's friend, Holly J.
  • They both had a crush on Chester Hosada-Bloom, but neither of them dated him.
  • They both were involved in the plan to break Paige's leg. 
  • Danny was attracted to both girls, but only Chantay dated him. 
  • They were both on the show for a long time.
  • Chantay's rival, Alli Bhandari shares similarities with Manny.
  • They were both members of the Degrassi Drama Department.
  • Both graduated from Degrassi: Manny in 2007 and Chantay in 2011.