“Jane The Virgin” actress Gina Rodriguez is officially a married woman.
The Puerto Rican actress who made her nerve herself as the romantic writer on the telenovela-esque CW series “Jane The Virgin” officially got a happy ending of her own over the weekend. According to a post on Instagram Monday morning, she wed her boyfriend Joe LoCicero on Saturday.
Rodriguez shared a video of the wedding day on her Instagram page.
“May 4th, 2019 was absolute MAGIC. To my husband Joseph, I am yours forever,” Rodriguez captioned the post.
Of course, the wedding seemed to be filled with a whole lot of family and love. But it was also filled with a whole heck of a lot by Gina’s new groom’s tears.
Like a whole lot guys.
Here is Joe crying while he watches Gina walk down the aisle.
Being all like no llores no llores lollll.
Granted, here is Gina crying while walking down the aisle.
Literally the biggest tears of joy though.
Um but here is Sweet Sweet Joe crying again while walking with his new bride.
LOL and Gina is just smiling next to him like he does this all the time!
And here he is crying again while kissing his new bride.
The saltiest sweetest kisss.
And again while dancing with his mom.
Seriously I cannot get enough of his tears. / There is Gina in the background still cryingggg.
Rodriguez and LoCicero met in 2016 the set of “Jane the Virgin” in an episode where he played a stripper.
LoCicero has guest-starred on the show making a few appearances here and there ever since.
The two got engaged in 2018 and confirmed the news to outlets in August last year.
Speaking about her engagement last year Rodriguez said “I never was the girl that dreamt about my wedding… I did always pray that I would meet a really cool partner, whether it was going to be male or female, that I was going to have somebody that was going to uplift me and support me and want me to shine and not want to take away from that but want to shine as well in their own right and I found it in Joe, and I found it on the set of Jane.”
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It’s finally here. The trailer for Disney+’s upcoming series “Diary of a Future President,” and it’s so much better than we expected. The time period is right pinche now and a Latina is President of the United States. She discovers her 6th-grade diary and we travel back in time to meet her tween self navigating the awkwardness of puberty, running into your school teacher at Victoria’s Secret, and trying to play it cool in front of your crush. It’s exactly the kind of endearing, relatable female empowerment children’s series we all wanted to watch as niñas, and with actresses like Gina Rodriguez of “Jane the Virgin,” Selenis Leyva of “Orange Is the New Black,” and break-out child actress Tess Romero, we can expect the perfect, human execution of an alternate reality that may just catalyze a young Latina to grow up to become President of the United States by the show’s very existence.
We have Gina Rodriguez to thank for this empowering message to young Latina girls around the country. Rodriguez is the director, producer, and star of “Diary of a Future President,” which is slated to begin streaming on Disney+ on Jan. 17, 2020.
The trailer begins with President Elena Cañero-Reed being handed an old book that begged the question, “Madame President, what is in there?”
“It’s my old diary. I started writing it in the 6th grade. It’s a day by day account of how I got here. I really had a lot to say,” Rodriguez’s character tells her potential Vice President (her role has not been revealed yet). The series arc is set up to take viewers back in time to when the future POTUS was just a regular old tween starting out middle school, arguably a far more stressful time than any amount of time in the White House. We love that Disney+ seeks to humanize a Latina in power by showing young kids what’s possible. That a Latina President was once a pre-teen, crushing on boys or girls, having strong friendships, and also doing well in school. We are here for this message of hope and empowerment, which may just be the very seed that America’s future Latina president needs to have planted during these formative years.
It’s basically “si se puede” but Disney+.
Meet Tess Romero, the actress who plays young Elena.
Tess Romero is just 12-years-old and has already landed her first starring role in “Diary of a Future President.” In real life, Romero has attended her fair share of protests. When she was just 9-years-old, she made her own “Fight Like a Girl” protest sign and marched in the record-breaking Women’s March in 2016.
Elena, Romero’s 12-year-old fictional counterpart, is a Cuban-American girl living with her brother, Bobby, played by Charlie Bushnell, and mother Gabby, played by Selenis Leyva.
Elena’s mother, Gabby, is both a lawyer and Elena’s role model.
We’ll get to watch Elena start middle school with her childhood best friend, Sasha, and eventually watch her catch her mom kissing another man in her living room. “I was just trying to stay afloat in these tumultuous middle school waters,” Elena tells the viewers in a voiceover. “Things are changing. Changes might surprise you. Change becomes the new normal,” she tells us as she takes offense at her mom’s new boyfriend making eggs for the family. Elena is afraid that he’ll take over the “contributions” she makes to the family. “Nobody could ever replace you,” her mother imploringly tells her.
The future President of the United States is just like the rest of us.
She enters the pleasures of Latinidad and starts to grow a lady mustache.
“You’ve got toothpaste on your mustache,” Elena’s brother tells her to her absolute horror. Remember that very first mustache hair you plucked, ladies? The pain, so fresh and new and unfathomable to believe you have to deal with it for the rest of your life. Unless you choose not to.
Elena runs into her middle school teacher at Victoria’s Secret, because haven’t we all.
The horrors of seeing your teacher outside of school is already a shock to the system, let alone while wearing a DD bra outside your clothes. Welcome to life, Elena. We can’t wait to meet you.
In a bombshell announcement, Duke and Duchess of Sussex–more affectionately known to the public as Harry and Meghan–released a statement on Wednesday revealing that they would be “stepping back” from their official duties as senior members of the British royal family.
The announcement came after months of speculations as to how the famous couple would respond to the maelstrom of negative press the duo–and especially Meghan–have been facing from the British tabloids.
The Sussexes revealed that they would be “balancing” their time between the UK and North America, and that they are doing so to “provide their family with the space to focus on the next chapter”.
“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution,” the Sussexes said via multiple social media channels. “We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen”.
And while the abrupt announcement was surprising for everyone, the move also comes after Harry and Meghan have long hinted at their discontent with their roles in the spotlight.
The dissatisfaction seemed to reach a fever-pitch around the time that the couple appeared in the ITV documentary “Harry & Meghan: An African Journey”. Both Harry and Meghan were candid about their struggle to endure the British media spotlight, with Harry saying, “…Every single time I see a camera, every single time I hear a click, every single time I see a flash, it takes me straight back [to my mother’s death]”.
As for Queen Elizabeth, the monarch released a statement saying that the discussions with the Sussexes are still in an “early stage” and the issue is “complicated”.
Since then, multiple outlets have reported that the entirety of Buckingham palace was “caught off guard” by the Sussexes’ decision. The British media is reporting that the Sussexes did not consult with Buckingham palace before either making the decision or announcing it. Sources close to the royal family say that while the queen is “sad”, Prince Charles (who is next in line to inherit the throne), is “furious”.
“There is fury over how they’ve done this without any thought for the implications for the institution,” a source recently told Page Six. “The Queen is deeply upset. The Prince of Wales and Duke of Cambridge are incandescent with rage.”
As for England’s reaction to the shocking news, the public opinion seems to be firmly divided into camps both “pro” and “against” “Megxit”.
While one Londoner expressed her support for Meghan and Harry to NBC News, saying she “can’t really blame them” for their decision to leave, another expressed their disappointment. “It’s like, ‘We’ve now given you a ton of money, what do we get in return?,'” said a student named Frederick Bathurst, adding that his mother found their decision “disgraceful”.
And while the Sussexes’ decision to step down from royal duties is surprising, it is not unprecedented. As any devotee of royalist media like “The King’s Speech” and “The Crown” will tell you, a similar situation to this has happened before, when King Edward abdicated the throne in 1936 in order to live in peace with his American girlfriend, Wallis Simpson. And while that situation worked out in the end, the aftermath was difficult to deal with for the Royal family.
Within minutes of the Sussexes’ announcement, both Harry and Meghan’s names were trending on Twitter.
Although Americans like to pretend they’re above being invested in the British Royal Family, their reactions to “Megxit” told a completely different story. The hilarious Tweets and reaction memes were enough to keep us entertained for hours.
Here is actual footage of the Royal Family reading Meghan & Harry’s statement
While Harry and Meghan are hoping that this decision will protect them from the media, something tells us that the media scrutiny is going to be stronger than ever.
Of course, there was tons of speculation as to what Harry’s mother would think if she were still alive:
We wonder if lingering trauma over Diana’s death had anything to do with this decision.
This person imagined what #Megxit would be like as a Reddit post:
This couldn’t be more accurate.
There were also tons of takes on the Sussexes desire to become “financially independent” from the Royal family:
If there’s one thing for sure, Prince Harry has a very particular set of skills that might not be useful to everyone.
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