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11 “Jane The Virgin” Questions That are Eating Away At Us This Season

We’re about two weeks into the new season of the CW’s “Jane the Virgin” we’re still emotional AF about it. Season two left us in chaos. Here’s a quick recap: Jane and Michael finally married after truly a rollercoaster of a relationship. Hooray for love! A happy ending! JUST KIDDING, because…

Michael was shot on his wedding night (!!) right before he and Jane were about to finally have sex.

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BY HIS PARTNER, NO LESS, WHO WAS ACTUALLY SIN ROSTRO ALL ALONG. It was a damn mess, so many things happened, and left us with a ton of questions. Here are 11 questions we’re praying the television gods answer this season.

1. Is Michael Alive After Being Shot?

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Okay, to be fair, this question was actually answered in the season premiere! MICHAEL IS FINE, GOD BLESS. He managed to survive the nearly fatal gunshot, and we can all rest easy. So, rejoice! ??

2. Is XO really not going to keep the baby she’s currently carrying thanks to Rogelio’s mortal enemy, Esteban Santiago?

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If you watched the first episode, you know that XO has decided against keeping the baby. But is she really going to stick to that decision? If you remember, the only reason her and Rogelio aren’t together is because she doesn’t want kids and he does…and now she’s preggers by a man Rogelio absolutely detests. Ay dios mio!

3. When will everyone find out Petra’s twin sister is impersonating her and Petra is the one stuck in the hospital?

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At the end of season two when it was revealed that Petra’s twin sister, Anezka, poisoned Petra and switched places with her, injecting her to keep her muted and pretty much a vegetable and… we all lost our minds. It was just as big of a twist as Michael getting shot. Poor Petra! But when will everyone realize Anezka is a complete psycho and is basically holding Petra prisoner? Hopefully ASAP.

4. Will Luisa ever get her sh*t together and stop running off with Sin Rostro?

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Ugh, Luisa. This is how some of us feel about Luisa:

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Luisa is clearly an addict, as the series explores through her alcoholism, but her main drug is Sin Rostro, bae/evil human/conniving witch extraordinaire. She just can’t quit her, no matter how hard she tries. Throughout seasons one and two, we’ve seen Luisa struggle to be sober… and then f*ck it all up by going straight back to Sin Rostro’s clutches. Again, what a damn mess. In season three, it’d be amazing to see Luisa get her life together, move on, and make healthy decisions that better her life.

Tell ’em girl, bye!

5. Will XO and Rogelio ever be together or will XO’s pregnancy push Rogelio over the edge?

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It’s the question that burns in everyone’s minds – will they ever get together?! They clearly love each other and are perfect together, etc. But it seems like they just can never get the timing right, or the issue of kids come up. And will Rogelio ever get over XO being pregnant with Esteban’s? It seems they might have hit the point of no return…

6. Will Petra’s mother ever go away?

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Ugh, will Petra’s evil (and annoying) mother ever go away? She and Anezka are the worst, and poor Petra is suddenly everyone’s favorite character. No wonder she is cold! Look at her family, the most manipulative and just horrible people to ever exist. Ugh, get out of here.

7. Will Rafael’s brother continue to ruin Rafael’s life?

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Derek is the worst. Does anyone in this show have a decent family besides Jane?? Remember, this is the dude that tricked Rafael into doing some illegal insider trading, just so he could have a stake in The Fairwick Hotel. He then flees, escaping with $200 million dollars and leaving Mutter tied in the basement. A DAMN MESS. That should be part of the show’s title – Jane the Virgin: A Damn Mess. 

Hopefully Derek doesn’t stay around too long because he sucks.

8. Will Rafael ever get over Jane and meet someone new?

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Listen, I’m in no way #TeamRafael at all, but I want the dude to be happy. During the season two finale showed us that he has her best interests at heart because he almost confessed that he still loves her right before she walked down the aisle to Michael… But then he didn’t because he saw how happy she was, because UGH, OKAY, I GUESS HE’S A GOOD MAN. He still gets on everyone’s nerves though, but it’s fine.

The question is: will he move on and meet someone now? Will he fall in love? Which brings me to the next question…

9. Will Petra and Rafael ever get back together?

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Yes, they’re both a little cray and their past is WILD. They were married, then divorced, then Petra impregnated herself with Rafael’s sperm. Can I get another, #itsadamnmess?

Regardless, the two have some chemistry. Or so, Rafael thinks? Since it was revealed in season two, he actually didn’t end up sleeping with Petra, but with Anezka impersonating Petra! The layers are deep, people!

10. What will Jane and Michael’s marriage and life together look like?

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We’d all be fools if we thought it was going to be easy street for these two after saying, “I do.” I mean, Michael immediately got shot. WOOF. But since we all know he survives, the next question is: what is their life together actually going to look like? It’s a telenovela after all! You know there’s some drama brewing up in there and we’re both terrified and excited to know what it is!

Whiiiiich brings us to the final and most important question:

11. Will Jane ever have sex?!

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IT’S WHAT EVERYONE IS DYING TO KNOW. This question has already been answered, but we’re not going to spoil it for those of you who are still waiting to catch up to your DVR.

And there you have it: 11 burning questions we’re all dying to find out the answers to. Even if none of these get answered, one thing’s for certain: this is going to be one interesting season.

Read: Xiomara’s Best Moments from Jane The Virgin

What do you hope happens in season three? Let us know in the comments below!

Anthony Ramos Recalls Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Advice About Not Having To Change How You Speak

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Anthony Ramos Recalls Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Advice About Not Having To Change How You Speak

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The 92nd Academy Awards were filled with unexpected wins and losses. However, the red carpet was home to some of the most memorable moments of the night. One moment that really stood out was Anthony Ramos telling Ryan Seacrest one of the first bits of advice Lin-Manuel Miranda gave him.

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Ramos and his fiancée Jasmine Cephas Jones stunned on the red carpet with their looks. Ramos and Jones got engaged in December 2018 after knowing each other for three years as costars on the wildly successful “Hamilton.”

During his interview with Ryan Seacrest, Ramos recalled a touching moment he had with Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Seacrest asked the rising star about his time spent working with Miranda and Ramos had a touching story ready to go.

“Lin told me a quote one time,” Ramos told Seacrest. “I cracked a joke and I was like, ‘Ah. That’s kind of hood. I should probably change the way I speak.’ Lin said, ‘Papa, you never need to change the way you speak. You just have to make sure that people understand you.’ I’ll never forget that quote.”

Ramos added about the authenticity Miranda draws from him: “Just be honest. Just be who you are and be honest and he just kind of let me do my thing on set.”

The advice is something so many people of color can relate to and appreciate.

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Whether it is sounding hood like Ramos said or speaking with an accent, our voices have been made to feel less than. Miranda’s advice is something so many people could have used when they were younger. There is nothing more empowering than owning every part of your identity and your voice and accent are part of that. There is nothing wrong with sounding like your background as long as you make sure everyone else can understand you and who you are.

The moment is reminding fans how much they care for Ramos’s and Miranda’s relationship.

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A quick search on the Internet will show you the kind of friendly love between the two entertainers. Miranda has spent time in his own career to uplift the upcoming actor. During the awards ceremony, Miranda called Ramos a movie star giving a nod to the highly anticipated performance by Ramos in the upcoming “In The Heights” film.

Who else is excited to see this bromance grow this year?

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It is these kinds of those friendships that we want more of. Thank you for showing off that Latin excellence while uplifting each other. That’s the kind of energy we need to take into 2020.

READ: Trailer For ‘In The Heights’ Is Finally Here And It Looks Like A Latino Fairytale

Shakira’s Song ‘Whenever, Wherever” Reaches No. 1 After Her Super Bowl Performance But Latinos Have Always Adored Her

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Shakira’s Song ‘Whenever, Wherever” Reaches No. 1 After Her Super Bowl Performance But Latinos Have Always Adored Her

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As the youngest in five, I rarely had the chance to travel alone.

How could I? With a paranoid mom and a closed-off dad, it was hard to ask for permission to venture out on my own. Sure, I had traveled a lot including abroad but I was either always with a family member or close friends. One year, my friend Sandra and I ventured throughout Mexico — a country I had never discovered on my own. When I was younger, I mostly stayed in the state of Nayarit because that’s where my family is from. So I never had a reason, or the courage, to learn more about the surrounding states in Mexico.

That was until my friend Sandra introduced me to a magical city, right in the center of the country.

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She had studied in Queretaro, Mexico, as part of her study-abroad program in college. I felt a little ashamed that someone like me — a proud Mexican Latina — had never been there, let alone any other state outside of Nayarit.

She took me there years later when I was 25 and fell in love with this incredible historic city — and sequentially someone else too.

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One night — at a club — I saw a man, unlike anyone I had ever seen before.

Think of a Mexican version of John F. Kennedy Jr. He was dapper, preppy, and totally hot.

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Completely out of my league too — or so I thought.

I didn’t think I’d ever see him again, but the following night we returned to that same club and there he was, but this time at the table next to ours.

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I coyly started dancing with him because why not? We ended up dancing the entire night together and I felt like I was literally floating.

Being there, in Queretaro, among local Mexicanos, listening to their music — unfiltered and unAmericanized, I had never felt that alive in my life.

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This is when I discovered so much incredible Latin music like FobiaCafe Tacuba and Shakira.

I should rephrase that. I discovered Spanish-speaking Shakira years after she had released her 1998 album “Dónde Están los Ladrones?”

The album catapulted her into a Latin superstar and I was in awe of her rocker chick vibe.

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While I loved my individuality as an alternative Chicana, I sure didn’t embody the independent woman I longed to be.

Even though I expressed a love for Spanish rock music, I was in a lot of ways very shy.

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But Shakira’s album made me feel different.

The song that truly moved me on that album is called “Si te vas.”

At first listen the song comes off as a ballad but it’s much more of a painful rock song that happens to be about a loss of love — as most songs are.

However, in this track, Shakira’s angst is infused throughout it just by the way she vocalizes certain aspects of the words.

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But this is my favorite part:

“Si te vas si te vas si te marchas

Mi cielo se hará gris

Si te vas si te vas ya no tienes

Que venir por mi

Si te vas si te vas y me cambias

Por esa bruja pedazo de cuero

No vuelvas nunca mas, ya no estaré aquí.”

But back to my imaginary love story. His name was Antonio.

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And he was an architect that lived in Queretaro. I was infatuated, to say the least. After our night of dancing, we went on a couple of dates, and one, in particular, that is too steamy to get into.

Soon after I returned to California soon after still on cloud nine.

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But that’s all it took.

I really thought I was in love with this Mexican heartthrob.

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When I returned to my real life, Antonio and I kept in touch.

We emailed, talked on the phone, and in my head, I was already scheming about how to go back to see him.

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I didn’t know how I would go back to Queretaro, but I knew that I had to. What I felt for Antonio was undeniable and I wasn’t going to let anything get in my way.

I didn’t tell anyone about my plan.

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I would just sit in my room — yes, I was a 26-year-old that still lived at home — and listened to Shakira’s album and think about Antonio.

One day it hit me. I would save money, enough for three months’ worth of rent, and move to Queretaro.

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I talked to my parents about it and simply said: “I need to get away and just write.”

My parents didn’t fight with me over the plan.

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I secretly think they just wanted me out of the house. And so I saved, and saved, and saved, every penny I could get my hands on. When I finally had enough, I bought a one-way ticket to Mexico City. I don’t even remember being scared.

I just remember having a direct plan and listening to my Shakira playlist.

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It didn’t feel like I was alone either. When you’re traveling alone and listening to music, it’s like your famous friends are there right there with you.

I stayed at the most picturesque house in Queretaro and didn’t even tell Antonio that I was coming to town.

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Yes, that was probably a mistake, but I didn’t care to hear anything negative. I guess underneath I knew what I was doing was kind of nuts, but love makes you do crazy things. When I did tell Antonio that I was in town, he said what I was dreading:

“You didn’t come here for me, did you?” he said.

“No! Of course, not. I came to write,” I said quickly.

“Oh, that’s good, because I have a girlfriend,” he said.

I think at that moment my body went numb because I don’t remember feeling sad or angry, just kind of in shock.

“How long have you been with her?” I said. I should note that it had only been a few months since I had last seen him.

“Always,” he said. “I’ve always been with her.”

The next couple of hours were a daze, but I cried myself to sleep that night. Here I was in Queretaro, all alone, and three more months to go. The next morning, I got up early, turned on my Shakira playlist and went for a run.

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Even though I was sad about the fact that Antonio had a girlfriend the entire time we were together, I realized how special it was that I was in this amazing city.

For the next three months, I did write.

I wrote a lot in fact, and I also met someone else.

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That relationship didn’t go beyond my time in Queretaro, but I loved knowing that heartbreak would not be the end of me.

The joy of being alone in Queretaro and doing exactly what I had envisioned all on my own was all I needed.

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Even now when I listen to “Si te vas” I never feel sad about Antonio, just pure happiness that I did something pretty extraordinary and have memories that will last me a lifetime.