Actress Gina Rodriguez and her husband, actor Joe LoCicero, have announced the arrival of their first child together, a baby boy named Ravi. The happy couple shared the news on Instagram, posting a photo of Ravi’s tiny hand with the caption, “We are beyond grateful to have him in our lives. Our hearts are so full.”
Gina Rodriguez and Joe LoCicero as a Couple
Rodriguez, best known for her starring role in the hit TV series “Jane the Virgin,” and LoCicero, who appeared on the show as a guest star, met on set in 2016 and got engaged in 2018. They tied the knot in May of 2019 in an intimate ceremony attended by family and friends. The couple has been very open about their desire to start a family, with Rodriguez telling People in 2019 that she was “excited to have kids” and that “it’s something that’s always been a part of my future.”
The Couple’s Journey with Pregnancy
In an interview with Health magazine earlier this year, Rodriguez spoke about her journey to motherhood, revealing that she suffered a miscarriage in 2018. “It was devastating,” she said. “I felt like a failure. It’s not easy when you feel like you’re doing everything right and then still not being able to get pregnant.” Gina Rodriguez went on to say that she and LoCicero turned to in vitro fertilization (IVF) to conceive Ravi and that the experience had been “a miracle” for them.“I just think it’s such a beautiful thing,” she said. “The way that it all happened, it was so miraculous to us.”
Gina Rodriguez on Motherhood
Rodriguez has also been candid about her struggles with anxiety and depression, and she said in the Health interview that becoming a mother had brought her a sense of calm and purpose.“[Motherhood has] grounded me in a way that I never knew I needed,” she said. “It’s given me a sense of clarity that I never had before. I feel like I know what my priorities are now.”Fans and fellow celebrities took to social media to congratulate Gina Rodriguez and LoCicero on the birth of their son.“CONGRATS!!!!!! This is everythinggggg,” wrote actress and singer Kat Graham in the comments section of Rodriguez’s Instagram post.
“Yay!! Congrats!!!” added actress Rachel Bilson. Gina Rodriguez is set to star in the upcoming Netflix series “Lost Ollie,” while LoCicero’s most recent credits include the TV shows “Narcos: Mexico” and “The Bold and the Beautiful.” The couple’s announcement comes just days after another Hollywood actress, Emma Stone, revealed that she and her husband, Dave McCary, had welcomed their first child together, a baby girl named Louise Jean.
A New Journey
In recent years, a number of high-profile celebrities have opened up about their struggles with infertility, miscarriage, and IVF, helping to break down the stigma surrounding these topics and offering hope and support to others who may be going through similar experiences. Rodriguez’s willingness to share her own journey to motherhood is just one example of this growing trend, and her fans and followers have praised her for her honesty and bravery in doing so. “Thank you for sharing your journey, it really helps us,” wrote one fan in the comments section of Rodriguez’s Instagram post. “Sending love to you and your beautiful family”, as Gina Rodriguez and LoCicero begin this new chapter of their lives.