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‘Jane The Virgin’ Star Gina Rodriguez Is Married

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Congratulations are in order for “Jane the Virgin” star Gina Rodriguez, who wed fellow actor Joe LoCicero on Saturday, May 4.

Rodriguez, 34, and LoCicero got engaged in summer 2018, but the wedding was a surprise to fans, as plans for its time and date were not previously announced. The pair met on the set of The CW’s “Jane the Virgin” in 2016 when LoCicero played a stripper on the show’s second season.

Naturally, Rodriguez took to her account on Instagram at @hereisgina to share a video from the ceremony, in which her groom can be seen crying as she walks down the aisle.

She thanked all the people who helped make her wedding day special.

“Thank you to my mother in law for the wedding of my dreams,” she wrote. “And the village that helped her!”

She went on to give shout-outs to her “Jane the Virgin” co-star, Justin Baldoni, who officiated the ceremony, and her new brother-in-law, Michael LoCicero, who sang during the nuptials. She also named the people who helped with videography, flowers, and wedding planning. She even quoted her 9-year-old niece, Mia, as saying, “With that one kiss we got 100 new family members.”

“May 4th, 2019 was absolute MAGIC,” Rodriguez wrote toward the end of her Instagram caption. “To my husband Joseph, I am yours forever.”

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It could have happened earlier. Rodriguez revealed to USA Today that the couple talked about getting married right after the 2019 Golden Globes in January because she loved the dress, shown above, so much. But she had to direct the next day.

Still, Rodriguez has known at least since then that LoCicero was the one for her. In an interview that same month with Cosmopolitan, Rodriguez said her then-fiance allowed her to be her full self in big and little ways. He would even de-clutter the house before she got home from work, just so he could spend time with her for the extra 15 minutes she would normally spend cleaning. How sweet!

“Dating Joe was a new experience for me because I put myself first,” she told the magazine. “For so long, I put every man in front of me. As a successful woman, it is so hard because of our cultural norms that, like, the man has to be the breadwinner! And the man has to be the more powerful one. It was so difficult for me to find a man who didn’t want me to dim my light for his ego.”

Congratulations to the happy couple!