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Jane the Virgin Star Gina Rodriguez Is Expecting Her First Child

“The love of my life is now carrying the new love of my life inside of her! I am exploding with joy every minute of the day. I could not be more excited for this incredible responsibility!”
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August 1, 2022
Gina Rodriguez attends the 2022 ABC Disney Upfront at Basketball City - Pier 36 - South Street on May 17, 2022 in New York City.
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Jane the Virgin actress Gina Rodriguez is celebrating more than just her birthday this year—she’s also celebrating the upcoming birth of her soon-to-be child!

The actress shared the news in an emotional video posted to Instagram on July 30 captioned, “This birthday hits different.” The video features a compilation of photos and videos of Rodriguez and her husband, Joe Locicero, with a voiceover saying, “Anyone can want you, but love hits different when someone actually values you.” The last segment of the video cuts to an overjoyed Rodriguez and Locicero holding a positive pregnancy test.

In his own post, Locicero, an MMA fighter and recent soil conservation advocate, shared a video of Sadhguru talking about the importance of making your child’s life better than your own with the caption, “The love of my life is now carrying the new love of my life inside of her! I am exploding with joy every minute of the day. I could not be more excited for this incredible responsibility!”

Rodriguez and LoCicero started dating after LoCicero starred in an episode of Jane the Virgin in 2016. Two years later, the Someone Great star confirmed that not only were the two dating, but they were engaged as well. The couple married in May 2019 and have spent the last four years traveling and working on separate creative endeavors. The baby will be the couple’s first child.

Our best to the happy family of three to be!

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