Gina Rodriguez is pregnant with her first child! In an Instagram post made on her 38th birthday on July 30, she showed off some sweet moments with her husband, Joe LoCicero, culminating in a final clip that shows her holding up a positive pregnancy test. “This birthday hits different,” she wrote in the post.
Rodriguez is best known for starring in “Jane the Virgin,” where she met LoCicero, who also appeared on the show. LoCicero also appeared alongside Rodriguez in the films “Miss Bala” and “Someone Great.” But while the couple officially met on set, their relationship began in the gym.
“He came on as a stripper that my mother hired for my bachelorette party, and Jane is like super against it and super terrified and just, like, doesn’t know what to do with all that. But Gina does,” Rodriguez said on “The Tonight Show” in 2019. She added, “I met him like six months later in the boxing gym after we shot together, and it was the boxing gym that brought [us] together.” From there, the couple got engaged in 2018, and tied the knot in May 2019.
Rodriguez has also been open about wanting a family, telling Access Hollywood that she’d be open to adopting. “There’s a lot of children that need homes,” she told the outlet in September 2020. “That’s another thing we’ve been discussing, too, because I am a bit older, and that’s okay. That’s okay. That conversation also has been happening. I want a family. Family’s everything.”
Now her little family is officially set to grow by one.