The former Jane the Virgin star, who is 38 years old, celebrated her 38th birthday on Saturday by announcing that she and her husband, Joe LoCicero, are expecting their first child. Rodriguez wrote in the post’s caption, “This birthday hits different.”
She and LoCicero, who is 35 years old, showed some PDA in a collection of old photos and videos. One of the videos was of them showing off a positive pregnancy test.
People left messages of congratulations for the soon-to-be parents in the comments section. “Yaaaaaay my love!! I love you so much, THREE, “Brittany Snow, who was in Someone Great with Rodriguez, wrote. Her character’s dad in Jane the Virgin, Jaime Camil, said, “My heart is bursting for you two.”
“Congratulations,” wrote Viola Davis. “Wow! Congratulations!!!!” Derek Hough gave his opinion. Danielle Brooks wrote, “Welcome to the club, mama!” “OH MY GOSH!!!!!! Many congrats! “Jordin Sparks said something. “Congrats,” Arielle Kebbel wrote.
Rodriguez has said before on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2016 that she wants a baby “so bad.” “Yes!” she yelled. “But I don’t want the whole process; I just want one to arrive,” Rodriguez said with a laugh. “I could be a parent, right? Yes, I might just do that. I’m sure that I want to adopt.”
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She also said this about working with her co-stars, twin babies, on Jane the Virgin: “I feel like they bring the baby up to me and my ovaries go “Ahh! Here, baby!'”
The Golden Globe winner started dating LoCicero, an actor and MMA fighter, in 2016. They met on the set of Jane the Virgin, where LoCicero played a stripper as a guest star. In 2018, she told PEOPLE exclusively that they were engaged after her diamond ring started rumors. She said, “I’m engaged!” at the time. “The best is him. He’s the best, period. We’ve been engaged for about a month now, but I didn’t tell anyone for a while.”
“I don’t want to even say it’s happening. Just let me live! I think that the fact that people care is a huge blessing. That’s a really nice thing, so that makes me feel great. But another part of me wants to keep something that is just mine because I don’t have that many things like that left “Rodriguez added.
The couple got married in May 2019, and a video of the ceremony spread the news. “The 4th of May, 2019 was pure magic. Joseph, my husband, I will always be yours, “In the caption, she said.
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