Gina Rodriguez Reveals She's Actually Been Engaged For a Month

Just over a week ago, rumors began circulating about Gina Rodriguez possibly being engaged to actor Joe LoCicero after both posted some Instagram photos where she was seen showing off a beautiful diamond ring on that finger. The Jane the Virgin actress didn’t officially comment for a few days, but on Tuesday, she finally confirmed to PEOPLE that the rumors were true—and that she’d actually been engaged for a whole month!

When asked if she was engaged, she replied, “I am! He’s the best.” She added, “We’ve been engaged for like a month—I’ve kept it a secret for a while.”

While the engagement might have been a secret, Rodriguez’s love for LoCicero certainly isn’t—she often refers to him as “my king” in her Instagram captions, which is too cute for me to handle. The two met on the set of Jane the Virgin in 2016, and have been dating ever since.


When the paps catch that good love. #myKing

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Rodriguez did say, however, that she’d like to keep some parts of her life between her and LoCicero only.

“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.”

That decision is totally valid and respectable—and it’s safe to say that Rodriguez is living her best life right now. Congrats again!