Gina Rodriguez and Joe LoCicero are husband and wife! A look inside her romantic and intimate wedding
Gina Rodríguez has tied the knot! The Jane the Virgin star married actor Joe LoCicero on Saturday, May 4. The actress of Puerto Rican descent shared the happy news on Instagram, posting a video of their romantic and intimate wedding. The clip shows the couple sharing a tender kiss and dancing in pure joy. The video (by Harrison Films) includes an emotional collage of images: the groom fixing his tie, the bride’s shiny ring, Gina walking down the aisle with her parents as Joe holds back tears, the couple exchanging vows, dancing with guests and taking a family photo. “With that one kiss, we got 100 new family members,” she wrote in the caption. “Thank you to my mother-in-law for the wedding of my dreams. And the village that helped her! May 4th, 2019 was absolute MAGIC. To my husband Joseph, I am yours forever.”
Rodríguez — who graces the cover of People en Español‘s 50 Most Beautiful issue along with Yalitza Aparicio, Kate del Castillo, Natti Natasha and Eiza González — met LoCicero when he played a stripper on Jane the Virgin in 2016. The bride, 34, looked radiant in a Pronovias Ribelia gown with delicate flower crown and lengthy train, while the groom, 32, stunned in a classic navy suit. She went sheer with a corset bodice for the reception. The officiant? Her Virgin costar Justin Baldoni!
The lovebirds got engaged last summer but tried to keep their relationship as private as possible. “I just want to live! I think there’s a huge blessing in the fact that people care,” she told People. “That’s a beautiful thing, so that feels really good. But another part of me wants to keep a little something that’s just mine, ’cause there’s not too many things I have like that anymore.”
The actress — who has called her husband her “king” and “best friend” in adoring social media posts — told People en Español that Jane the Virgin, the series where she met her soulmate, changed her life in many ways. “Jane has changed my life. Jane has given me resources to help my family, my friends, my peers. It has given me opportunities to create my production company and create opportunities for others to create more Latino and Latina stars, in front and behind the camera, put women in the forefront, put women in positions of power,” she said. “Jane has also taught me where my power lies. Jane actually taught me that my power was behind the camera, as to why I started my company, as to why I started directing, being able to story-tell in a much greater space and also being able to do what I want to do, which is create other stars, I want to give other people the dream that was given to me.” Congratulations Gina!