While promoting her new film Miss Bala on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, actress Gina Rodriguez also talked publicly about her engagement to Joe LoCicero. Fans initially guessed about the happy news when Gina was seen with a gorgeous diamond ring on her left hand in an Instagram post celebrating her birthday. She tells Jimmy Fallon that while she technically met her beau on the set of Jane the Virgin – when he played a male stripper surprising Jane for a bachelorette party – it wasn’t until a few months later that they got to know each other. Joe is also a trained Muay Thai fighter, and Gina ran into him when she went to work out at a boxing gym.
Jimmy then asks if she’s gotten any wedding planning done since the July engagement, and the actress confesses that she has not had time to get started. She explains that she’d happily just get married right then and there, if her fiancé happened to be backstage and if Jimmy was ordained. Joe was not, in fact, backstage, so we were not so lucky as to witness a wedding on The Tonight Show. Jimmy wondered if the bride and groom-to-be’s large families would be okay with an elopement, and Gina explains that her parents eloped, and her mom even encouraged her to do the same to avoid the stress! So don’t be surprised if in the next year we are surprised to learn that Gina and Joe have already gotten married.
Watch the full interview below!