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Xiomara’s Best Moments from Jane The Virgin

Xiomara Villanueva, Jane’s mom from “Jane The Virgin” is the mother I never had:  single, sings on key, and willing to talk with Jane about sex at any time. Whether she is offering Jane a condom or singing her face off to Paulina Rubio, Xiomara is a stand out. Here’s why:

1. When her mom walks in on her having sex…as an adult

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Is. There. Anything. More. Embarrassing? Yes. But this one is up there.

2. When Xo sneaks Rogelio out of the house post coitus

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Before Xiomara was able to reveal to Jane that Rogelio was her father, Rogelio and Xiomara reconnected and did the very thing that made Jane come into existence: K-I-S-S-I-N-G.  And other stuff. Naturally this “adult sleepover” left Xo in quite the pickle and she had Alba distract Jane while sneaking Ro out of the house the next morning like a teenager would. Maybe it was a good thing Alba walked in on them!

3. Singing Paulina Rubio’s “Me Gustas Tanto”

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Anytime Xo performs its always a good time.

4. When she spits toothpaste into Jane’s hair

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We’ve all been there. Especially if you had to share a bathroom with your entire house…

5. When Xo pledges a vow of celibacy

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Xo pledges to God that if she/he/it brings her mom out of a coma and makes her better, that she won’t let a man between her legs again until she gets married…which for Xo is a BFD!

6.  Struggling to keep that vow of celibacy

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I really felt Xo’s pain here when she had to say no to her loins and yes to her promise to God.

7. When she gets Jane a Stripper For Her 21st Birthday

Throwback for the #TeamMichael fans, this is the flash back to their first meeting and first kiss. #janethevirgin #1.06 #cw #season1

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Okay, she didn’t do that.  But she’s the kind of mom who would! And Xo hosted a bombastic, shots filled dance party for her daughters 21st birthday party which is why Jane thought Xo went the extra cray mile and got her a stripper. Meanwhile, my parents sent me a pamphlet on why “drinking is not your friend” for my 21st birthday.  Which I did use…to wipe the puke off my face from a night out partying.

8. When she grabbed the mic to sing Kelis’s “Milkshake” at Jane’s quinceañera

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Xiomara grabs the mic and starts performing all wild just in the nick of time so that Jane gets distracted and doesn’t see that her date is kissing another girl!  Xo would rather have her daughter annoyed at her for grabbing the limelight in a somewhat embarrassing way than have Jane’s heart broken.

9. Teaching Jane how to deal with mean girls

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Not one to be pushed around, Xo helps Jane learn how to stick up for herself and plots out how Jane can get back at Jane’s evil step-sisters, getting the better of them.  My mom would have told  me to turn the other cheek, which for the record, has never worked on mean girls.

10. When she went against her own mothers wishes of getting an abortion and kept her baby when she got pregnant at 16.

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Thank goodness Xo did, otherwise we wouldn’t have Jane! It’s also revealed that Xo never told Jane that her Alba wanted her to have an abortion until abuela confesses this to Jane, showing once again Xo taking the high road for the sake of Jane.

11. Reminding Jane that her goals should not get pushed to the side.

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XO reminds Jane that part of being a mother is not betraying your goals and dreams. She encourages Jane to keep writing and sticking to her career path and to not forsake that for motherhood.

12. Celebrating when Jane’s milk comes in!

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XO is just as thrilled if not more when Janey is able to breast feed. #teamJane

13. Dancing and singing to Paulina Rubio

Andrea is absolutely gorgeous ✨ @andreanavedo #janethevirgin #andreanavedo #xiomaravillanueva #fearless

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14. When she tells Jane, “The best way to get over a new man, is to get under a new man.”

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This is the kind of sage wisdom I have been needing for years. Jane’s mom treats Jane like the adult you wanna hang out with.

15. Comforting Jane post sweater kiss incident.

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#SweaterKiss #awkward #weveallbeenthere #Nowehavent.

Jane’s post sweater kiss awkwardness was made better by some comforting words from XO.

16. Holding Mateo

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XO lets Jane raise Mateo how she wants even though its hard for her

17. Confessing her sins to Jane

Xiomara?? @hereisgina @andreanavedo #janethevirgin #teamrafael #jane #xiomara #ginarodriguez #andreanavedo #thecw #jtv

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Believing Jane to be the Imaculata, XO starts confessing her sins to Jane…and it is juicy!

18. Telling Rogelio, Jane’s m.i.a. father, the truth about Jane…

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…and Jane’s on the way baby.

19. Babysitting Mateo

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20. Reconciling with Jane after she had withheld the truth about Jane’s father all her life.

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I needed a box of tissues for this one.

21. When she tells Rogelio she’s keeping her last name

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YAS QUEEN, YAS!

22. This one liner moment

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Whether it’s offering Jane a condom or telling her to go out and meet some guys, Jane’s mom is there as the supportive, sex-pert mother. I need XO in my life.

23. And then this one liner

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Does anyone know where I can pick up this lipstick shade?

24. When she breaks up with Rogelio after realizing he still wants children

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XO knows she doesn’t want kids and that Rogelio does. So she walks away from the engagement proving she is one classy, loving, and selfless lady.

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Gloria Trevi and Ivy Queen’s “Todos Me Miran” Duet at Premio Lo Nuestro Was Everything

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Gloria Trevi and Ivy Queen’s “Todos Me Miran” Duet at Premio Lo Nuestro Was Everything

Gloria Trevi was given an honorary Premio Lo Nuestro award last night for her decades in the music industry. The Mexican icon hit the stage for the medley of her hits that included a surprise appearance from Ivy Queen.

Gloria Trevi came through with the hits and Ivy Queen.

After receiving her award, Trevi hit the stage to show the world the spectacular pop star that she is. For the opening, she threw it all the way back to one of her earliest classics, “Pelo Suelto.” The reggaeton version was rounded-out with some fierce hair flips. Trevi followed that up with her other hit “Cinco Minutos.”

In a moment that we didn’t know we needed, Puerto Rican superstar Ivy Queen emerged to sing Trevi’s gay anthem “Todos Me Miran” alongside her. The queen of reggaeton sounded incredible belting the dance track with Trevi. Can they please release this remix to Spotify and Apple Music ASAP?

Trevi brought out the disco balls to sing down the house with “Grande” in a new remix with Ivy. The ladies then regrouped for one of the gayest and more glorious moments of her set. Trevi gave herself a fitting tribute by singing the Spanish version of “Gloria” in a rainbow-colored extravaganza. We’re going to need these iconic queens to collaborate more often.

Trevi and Ivy Queen weren’t the only queens in the house.

Premio Lo Nuestro made sure to highlight the queens of Latin music this year. La Reina del Rock Alejandra Guzmán paid tribute to Armando Manzanero. Mexican superstar Paulina Rubio later won Cumbia Song of the Year thanks to her collaboration “Tú y Yo” with Raymix.

Read: Gloria Trevi and Alejandra Guzmán Just Dropped An Insane Music Video Together

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Johnny Pacheco, the ‘Godfather of Salsa’, Has Passed Away at the Age of 85

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Johnny Pacheco, the ‘Godfather of Salsa’, Has Passed Away at the Age of 85

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Johnny Pacheco–the trailblazing musician, record executive and bandleader–passed away on Monday. He was 85.

In his life, Johnny Pacheco was known as the “Godfather of Salsa” due both popularizing the term as well as co-founding Fania Records, which came to be known as the Motown of Salsa music.

Yes, he was known for being a brilliant artist in his own right (Pacheco played the flute and the saxophone along with countless other instruments), but he was most famous for his role as star-maker.

Fania Records was famous for it supergroup, the Fania Allstars, that had a revolving lineup of talented musicians like Tito Puente, Héctor Lavoe, and of course, Celia Cruz.

Pacheco’s continuous collaborations with Celia Cruz is one of his greatest legacies. He first teamed up with Cruz in 1974, for their successful album Celia & Johnny–which certified Gold. Together, Pacheco and Cruz released over 10 albums.

You could say that music ran in Johnny Pacheco’s blood. Born in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic in 1935, the Pachecos were a musical family. Johnny’s father, Rafael Azarías Pacheco, was a successful clarinetist and big band leader.

When Johnny was 11, his family left the Dominican Republic and fled to the U.S. to escape the dictatorial regime of Rafael Trujillo. The Pachecos relocated to the Bronx, where Johnny’s love for Afro-Cuban music like charanga and pachanga truly blossomed.

After studying percussion at Julliard, Pacheco began to focus all of his attention on a new exciting genre that was sweeping New York City: salsa. Salsa was named such because it reminded listeners of sauce–it was spicy.

Pacheco co-founded Fania Records with his business partner, a laywer named Jerry Masucci. It was through Fania that Pacheco discovered numerous Latin artists and helped solidify salsa as a genre that was here to stay–forever.

Later in his life, Pacheco received innumerable awards and honors for his cultural contributions. Not only was he a 9-time Grammy nominee with 10 gold records, but he was awarded the Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.

On Monday, Fania records released a statement that recognized Pacheco as “more than a musician, bandleader, writer, arranger and producer” but as “a visionary”. “His music will live on eternally,” they wrote. “And we are forever grateful to have been a part of his wonderful journey.”

He is survived by his wife, Maria “Cuqui” Elena Pacheco, and his four children, Norma, Joanne, Elis and Phillip

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