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Gina Rodriguez Just Confirmed Her Engagement to Joe LoCicero in the Sweetest Way Possible

The Jane the Virgin star is so in love with Joe LoCicero.

Gina Rodriguez and Joe Locicero 2018 Oscars
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Actress Gina Rodriguez just confirmed the rumors: She's engaged to actor Joe LoCicero. In an interview with Us Weekly, the Jane the Virgin star gushed about her new fiancé, someone who makes her feel "protected and cared for and loved and celebrated."

 

"I have a very, very special man in my life," she began, before revealing, "I am engaged." She then took the opportunity to share how she knew LoCicero was the one. "I am marrying a feminist. I am marrying a man that is incredible and loving and understanding and kind and patient," she explained. "I'm marrying a really incredible human being. That's what it is. I met a human that like, knows he's a human."

 

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Happy Birthday my Love!

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This isn't the first time Rodriguez has gushed about her future husband. In 2017, she told Ellen DeGeneres, "I have a boyfriend who's awesome. He's the coolest guy I've ever met." And just about a year ago, Rodriguez posted a tribute to LoCicero on social media for his birthday. On Twitter, she referred to him as her "king" and called him her "absolute favorite person."

 

Rodriguez and LoCicero first sparked rumors of their engagement on a vacation they took to Mexico, when both parties posted photos that showcased a sparkler on her left ring finger. Though neither Rodriguez nor LoCiecero made any mention of the diamond at the time, the actress made a cryptic reference to her dreams becoming reality (a reference to her newly-engaged status, perhaps?) on social media. "They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn't. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality," she captioned an Instagram photo, quoting Frida Kahlo.