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The All-Time Best Quotes From Lydia On ODAAT That Are Too Relatable

There’s no question that Rita Moreno is an icon in the Latino community. Why? Because she embodies the roles of abuelita in all the right ways. In Netflix’s “One Day at a Time” reboot, Moreno plays the role of Lydia Riera, the Cuban ex-pat who stores all her food in butter tubs and cookies tins and protects her recipes with a secret code.

She’s the abuela we all have in one way or another, and her lines will make you laugh, cringe and love her even more. She might be the only visible character on television that accurately depicts how we all see our abuelas. Read ’em and weep.

“We are Cuban. We don’t get divorced. We die.”

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Some of her best lines are about her undying love for her Cuban heritage. She even has refused to take stroke medication because “if ever I get one, my Cuban blood will eat it and absorb it into nothing.”

“Jesus and Santa were cousins. Everybody knows that.”

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Some of her best quotes are attached to “everybody knows that.” Classic abuela.

“I don’t trust that doctor. The first thing she did was weigh me, and after that everything she said was clouded by jealousy.”

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Abuela is also very attached to her understanding of beauty. She always looks perfect and can spot a thigh dimple from a mile away, so stay away.

“Hold on. I’m watching the President. Oh wait. It is a hemorrhoid commercial. Hold up.”

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Season 3 came in hot with disses to POTUS. Nobody can dish an insult like an abuelita.

When Lydia’s kids start to make fun of her and she dishes this guilt trip.

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Lydia: “I’m so happy I brought you into this world to laugh at me. Because of your giant heads I pee when I cough.”

[Awkward Silence]

Grandson Alex: “Okayyy.”

When Elena strongholds her abuela to take her stroke medications ‘y ya’ and this happened.

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Lydia: “You do not ‘y ya’ me. I ‘y ya’ you. Y ya!” This is one of the bravest things any Latino grandchild could say to their abuelita. She runs the house and the family. She is the one who has final say, okay?

When Lydia completely missed the memo on Aunt Pilar.

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Elena wonders out loud if her Tia Pilar is gay and Lydia basically proves her point.

“Elena, you think everyone is gay. Pilar is just eccentric. She rides a motorcycle. She owns seven cats. She shares a one bedroom apartment with her long time roommate, Susan. How is that gay?”

When Lydia accidentally gets stoned and sees Elena’s point.

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It all happens at the Opera. Before the edible lozenge, Lydia said, “Not everything is gay.” Afterward, “It is gay. I get it now. I get it.”

Edible induced paranoia for a Cuban granny looks like this.

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It’s funny and it’s also tragic. Fear runs through our overprotective Latin blood.

When the abuela just doesn’t understand #MeToo and probably never will.

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Lydia: “In my day, when I walked down the street, I would hear a symphony of compliments.”

Elena: “You were being harassed.”

Lydia: “Much more than all the other women.”

Can we not ALL relate to this?!

When Lydia teaches her lesbian granddaughter how to dramatically come out of a closet.

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Context: Lupe arranges for a vacation but tells the hotel that her kids are 12-year-old twins and has to hide her mom in order to be able to afford it. A knock on the door forces her into a closet and Lydia used her exit as an opportunity for a life lesson.

“Berto, I’m ready.”

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When Lydia can’t take any more of Leslie and Elena’s corny puns, she looks to the sky and tries to invoke her dead husband to sweep her away from this world. ????

When Lydia’s kids make fun of her for being so overprotective.

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Tito: “Remember Mami never let us go to the freezer section of the supermarket alone because we might get trapped in there?”

Lupe & Tito Mocking: “In the freezer, nobody can hear you scream. Everybody knows this.”

Lydia: “So did you freeze to death? You’re welcome.”

“Everybody knows that going outside with wet hair is almost as deadly as walking barefoot in your own home.”

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Everybody knows!! Truly, everybody has heard this exact speech from their abuela or their mami dozens of times.

When Lydia thought Yeezy meant Jesus.

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Alex was grounded for 6 months for smoking pot and, claro, abuela forgives all boys immediately and went out to do his bidding. She waited in line for hours on the phone with Alex until Lupe made him hang up. On her own, all she knew was that she wanted the Jesus shoes.

Lydia endlessly stringing Leslie along.

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She tells him on Valentine’s Day that she would never share a date on Valentine’s again because it would dishonor the memory of her Berto. Then she does this.

When Tito compliments Lupe and Lydia misses the boat to appreciate her daughter.

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After Tito literally didn’t show up to Lydia’s deathbed and Lupe calls him out on it, he finally apologizes and points out how lucky they are to have Lupe.

“Ayyy, Penelopita. Can you believe how selfless Tito is to compliment you? I did not think it was possible, but now you are even more perfect than ever.”

“I came out of the womb wearing stilettos.”

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Your abuela takes pride in her femininity (probably because she grew up with the singular value placed on women as the performance of said femininity but I digress). She will never be seen looking any less than fabulous.

Lydia’s reasoning for wearing makeup to bed is priceless.

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Lupe: “What? Are you afraid Julio Iglesias is going to pop out of the bathroom?”

Lydia: “You don’t know where Julio spends his time.”

None of us do.

Deeply religious Lydia isn’t blind.

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Elena: “Can we agree that if there is a God, they are gender neutral?”

Lydia: “No. God is a man. If he were a woman there would be less problems.”

Bravo, ODAAT writers. You perfected this abuela.

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Gabriel Fernandez’s Mother, Pearl Fernandez, Is Trying to Have Her Murder Conviction Thrown Out

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Gabriel Fernandez’s Mother, Pearl Fernandez, Is Trying to Have Her Murder Conviction Thrown Out

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Gabriel Fernandez’s mother, Pearl Fernandez, is trying to have her murder conviction thrown out. The 37-year-old woman has been in jail since 2018 for the murder and torture of her eight-year old son.

Pearl Fernandez is petitioning the court for resentencing, hoping to have her first-degree murder and/or second-degree murder charges thrown out.

Fernandez is hoping to have her sentence vacated based off of new changes to the California state penal code. “I think that she feels that somehow maybe, you know, the special circumstance will be dismissed or maybe she’ll have a chance that the D.A. will agree with the petition,” Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Hatami said to CBSLA.

In June 2018, a judge sentenced Pearl Fernandez to life without parole. The judge charged Pearl Fernandez with the 2013 torture and killing of her eight-year-old son, Gabriel Fernandez.

On May 22, 2013, Gabriel Fernandez died after suffering a fatal beating from his mother. Pearl Fernandez was allegedly angry that he didn’t clean up his toys.

The details of Pearl and her boyfriend’s lengthy torture campaign against Gabriel Fernandez are both gruesome and numerous. Over the course of his eight-month stay with Isauro Aguirre, the couple broke his bones, burned him with cigarettes, pepper-sprayed him, and forced him to eat his own vomit as well as animal feces. And that is just a short-list of what they did.

The case came to national attention after the release of the 2020 Netflix documentary, “The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez“. The documentary shone a spotlight on the insidious nature of child abuse. It also highlighted the systematic failures of the social services system that fails to protect children.

Elected officials have expressed their disgust at Pearl Fernandez for trying to escape justice by taking advantage of updated laws.

“The policies and directives from my office and these new laws created by the Legislature are emboldening murderers of children to apply to be re-sentenced,” said Deputy DA Hatami to City News Service. “This is completely unfair to the surviving families and their loved ones.”

He continued: “Families now have to relive all the horror that was perpetrated upon a small and helpless child. Based upon all the evidence presented at the grand jury, which was made public, and the jury trial, Pearl Fernandez was a major participant in the torture and murder of little Gabriel.”

It seems obvious by the fact that Pearl Fernandez is trying to get out of jail after torturing her son to death, that she isn’t remorseful about her actions.

Any other mother who killed her son would probably want to spend the rest of her life in jail instead of trying to find a way to get out of it.

If you believe someone you know is experiencing–or committing–child abuse, there are resources to help. Call the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-Child or 1-800-422-4453, or go to www.childhelp.org. Staying vigilant could help save a child like Gabriel Fernandez.

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Regé-Jean Page Is Leaving ‘Bridgerton’ and We’re Devastated

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Regé-Jean Page Is Leaving ‘Bridgerton’ and We’re Devastated

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There is some very bad news for “Bridgerton” fans. On Friday, Netflix announced that Regé-Jean Page is not returning for the second season of the smash-hit Shondaland series. Regé-Jean Page played the dashing Duke Simon Basset in the first season.

Netflix told the world that Regé-Jean Page would not be returning to “Bridgerton” via a statement written in the voice of Lady Whistledown.

“While all eyes turn to Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s quest to find a Viscountess, we bid adieu to Regé-Jean Page, who so triumphantly played the Duke of Hastings. We’ll miss Simon’s presence onscreen, but he will always be a part of the Bridgerton family,” Lady Whistledown wrote.

They also added: “Daphne will remain a devoted wife and sister, helping her brother navigate the upcoming social season and what it has to offer – more intrigue and romance than my readers may be able to bear.”

Apparently, it was Regé-Jean Page’s decision not to return to the multicultural costume drama.

Although the role of duke Simon Basset shot Page to stardom, he feels that it’s now time for him to move onto bigger and better things. In an interview with Variety, Page said that Bridgerton producers always told him that his role would be a “one-season arc” with a “beginning, middle, end”.

“[I thought] ‘That’s interesting,’ because then it felt like a limited series,” said Page. “I get to come in, I get to contribute my bit and then the Bridgerton family rolls on.”

According to Bridgerton producers, the next season will largely revolve around Anthony Bridgerton (played by Jonathan Bailey) as he tries to nab the love of his life.

Unfortunately, that storyline doesn’t seem quite as appealing to Bridgerton fans who loved to stare at Regé-Jean Page’s face for hours on end.

“Well, not sure what the point of watching this now,” said one disgruntled Twitter user. “We all know that Simon was the reason why most of us were watching this :/”

Fans of the book series, however, were much quicker to jump to Regé-Jean Page’s defense.

“Guys, each season is about one brother/sister, first season was about Daphne, second season will be about Anthony!” wrote another fan. “Simon won’t be the main character as he was. Accept Anthony and Kate [the new love interest]”. They added later: “The name [of the show] is ‘Bridgerton’ not Duke of Hastings.”

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