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‘Jane The Virgin’ Gave Latinas One Of TV’s First Lovable Main Characters And I’m So Grateful For It

For four straight seasons, the dramatic and hilarious cast of “Jane the Virgin” has entertained and kept us on the edge of our streets. In the best of episodes, we’ve laughed, fell in love, cried and felt the warmth of our Latinidad. Now, with the final episode of the series being officially fought, there’s no denying Jane fans will get to feel those feels all the way to the max.

On Wednesday, the cast of the show revealed that “Jane The Virgin” officially filmed its final episode.

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And things got PREtty emotional y’all.

There were tons of love letters to cast friends in the form of goodbye Instagram posts.

And so many tears!!

Like so much looooveee!

Which makes me wonder if Yael and Justin get together in the series???

And of course, Gina had a bunch to say that brought so many of us to tears.

So many great memories brought to us by this lively soul who helped to give life to a Latina character we sorely needed over the past few years!

Still, through all of the tears remember there’s tons to look forward to!

In the upcoming season, set to air sometime this year, we’ll be introduced to new characters, new love triangles, more cameos, and more Latinx women in the director’s chair. Here’s what else we know…

1. “13 Reasons Why” Star Tommy Dorfman will be joining the final season of JTV. 

According to The Wrap, Tommy Dorfman from the Netflix original “13 Reasons Why” will be joining the cast of “Jane the Virgin.” And he’s taking on a completely different role. Dorfman will play Bobby, “an associate of the show’s recurring drug-lord character Sin Rostro.” We can’t wait to see what trouble he brings to Miami.

2. Michael Cordero is coming back.

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Yup, he’s back from the dead. As a Rafael Solano stan, that’s all you need to know.

3. Gina Rodriguez will be directing the premiere episode.

Back in season four, Gina directed her first episode of the series “Chapter Seventy-Four” and of course, it turned out one of the best episodes of the season. Now, she’s back in the director’s chair for the show’s final season.  

4. Another Latina will also have a directorial role.

Like Gina, Eva Longoria has also sat in the director’s chair for JTV before. She had such great success that she is coming back for more. 

5. Get ready for more love triangle dramatics.

As we mentioned, Michael Cordero has suddenly reappeared. Wasn’t he dead? But with Sin Rostro still in the equation somehow, who knows where he could have been. So now that he’s back in the picturee — right when Rafael was about to possibly propose to Jane — you can expect some drama. Who will Jane choose? How will this change things between her and Rafael? 

6. We might have to wait until 2019.

Ideally, JTV would have already been close to airing for its upcoming season this fall. But now, according to the CW network via Cosmopolitan, we might have to wait until January 2019. Let the countdown begin.  

7. The person J.R. shot in the finale of Season 4 is someone Petra knows… WHAT?

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So if you’re all caught up and remember that crazy season finale, you’ll remember that it also ended with a gunshot. J.R. shot someone in Petra’s hotel room, and it might be someone Petra knows. But who the heck could it possibly be?

8. We’ll finally find out who the narrator is.

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It’s so exciting to learn that we’ll finally know the face behind JTV’s iconic narrator. According to Jennie Snyder Urman, we’ll find out who the narrator is before the show ends AND she also says there have been hints sprinkled here and there throughout the series. So, don’t cancel out any of your theories.

9. Ricky Martin might make a cameo.

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According to an interview for The New York Times with the show’s creator Jennie Snyder Urman, we might get a Ricky Martin cameo. “We also have a Ricky Martin dream in our writers’ room. Rogelio’s alluded to a little bit of a history with Ricky Martin, and I’d love to see if we could get him on.” PLEASE DO.

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Latinas Shared The Movies And Shows That Made Them Feel Seen

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Latinas Shared The Movies And Shows That Made Them Feel Seen

It’s no secret that over the past few decades, people of color worked to fight for equal representation on screens both big and small. While, of course, there have been great POC and LGTBQ relationships on television there’s really been a spike in the spectrum of representation since our early years watching television and learning about relationships.

Recently, we asked Latinas on Instagram what shows and movies featured their favorite most diverse couples.

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And the answers threw us for a time loop!

Check them out below!


“Maria and Luis on Sesame Street.”- melissa_phillips71


“Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner is The Bodyguard, they reminded me of my parents and they loved to play the soundtrack.” –millenialmarta


“The leads in Someone Great, Jane and Michael the virgin and the lesbian relationship Gentrified. It’s been 30 years and I finally found characters I can relate to.” –allyss_abyss_

“Most definitely, “Brooklyn 99”: two female Hispanics as regulars and a white person playing a Hispanic (Andy Samberg’s character’s last name is Peralta, which is a Spanish surname).” – seadra2011

“Holt and Kevin(and Rosa Diaz) have changed the way people have perceived gay couples and gay people. Nine Nine!” –chaoticbiguy


“The first on-screen presence that made me feel seen/represented period was @justinamachado ‘s character on One Day At A Time. A Latina veteran struggling with her mental health while trying to juggle school, work, love, and family? And as a main character? Whew….“-vieja.metiche

“Taína! It was on Disney if I remember correctly?? Then @americaferrera in sisterhood of the traveling pants as Carmen. 😭❤️ her life was like mine. Growing up in suburbs but never really having a place culturally.. but my girlfriends still had my back no matter our background.” –chessy__a

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‘Jane The Virgin’ Is The Perfect Representation Of What Happens With Three Generations Of Moms Live Together

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‘Jane The Virgin’ Is The Perfect Representation Of What Happens With Three Generations Of Moms Live Together

“Jane the Virgin” doesn’t just give us a telenovela where every mother is a grounded and developed character. It shows America what single latinidad motherhood looks like from birth to vieja-hood. From the wisdom of abuela Alba, to the free spirit of Xiomara and the diplomatic Jane, we see a taste of our own traditions and the evolving methods of Latina motherhood in different generations.

While you have probably never accidentally been artificially inseminated, you’ve definitely felt the same love shown by these tv mamas. They are always there for each other to lift each other up and make life as great as possible. Moms are just like that. Happy Mother’s Day. Even though we might be separated in quarantine, we can still give our moms a sweet memory on this day. Call her and tell her you love her.

We first meet the Villanueva women with their eyes glued to a telenovela, like most Latino families.

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No matter how old you are or how cheesy they are, telenovelas with your mom and abuela are moments we all cherish.

Legit, we have been snuggling with the most important women of our lives for some incredible telenovela drama since we were little kids.

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The Villanueva women even have a long-standing Mother’s Day tradition of binge-watching an entire telenovela series and that’s magical.

ICYMI, Jane was accidentally, artificially inseminated, which is not common.

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Like many of our families, Jane was taught that her virginity was sacred. Unfortunately, a mishap led to her pregnancy without sex. Luckily for Jane and us, Latino families are strong units and we all pitch in when we need to.

But with the help of her mom and abuela, she makes it work.

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They support her going back to grad school. You can bet your mom would babysit your kid while you went back to school, too. Jane’s parenting style is all about leading by example and staying rooted in her dreams pre-Mateo.

We can relate to mami y abuela being high key chismosas.

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Privacy? What privacy?! Even when Jane goes onto the porch to have a “private” conversation, there’s no escaping the curious eyes of the women in her house. If you are feeling triggered, you aren’t alone.

While all three Villanueva women live under the same roof, they have very different parenting styles. Alba is all about the tough love.

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Alba, like our abuelas, like to keep things old-school. Like, she raised your mom so she clearly knows how to raise a child. There isn’t anything wrong with her methods of raising a child. but some times you just have to do things yourself. Jane might not take all of her advice, but that’s just how the modern family unit works, right?

Xiomara, like our moms, lives like a mama bear ready to protect her child no matter what.

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How many times has your mother confronted someone who was making your life difficult? You might feel embarrassed that she is going ham on your teacher or boss, but it is all because she loves you. Let her go all Xo on them. She is only trying to make sure you are always happy.

Whenever there is a hard moment in anyone’s life, mom is always there to do what she can.

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You might have a serious illness or facing some kind of legal trouble and things seem hopeless. However, mom will do anything to make it a little bit better for you. We stick together, we pray together, and put faith in each other.

However you’re celebrating Mother’s Day, consider binge-watching “Jane the Virgin” with your own mom and abuela.

Now, go call your mother because she loves to hear from you.

READ: Gina Rodriguez Stunned Fans At SXSW Saying Hinting That ‘Jane The Virgin’ Is Ending

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