Jane the Virgin fans would undoubtedly be familiar with the name Gina Rodriguez as well as Joe LoCicero, the man who doubles as her colleague and heartthrob. Though Rodriguez is a screen delight and more of a statuesque figure than her significant other, LoCicero is no stranger to Hollywood. Besides their professional ties, not many are aware that Joe and Gina actually have a lot in common. Read on to explore interesting facts about the actor and model.
Joe LoCicero – Biography
Joe LoCicero is a New York native born on August 9, 1986, in Long Island. There’s a dearth of information on the Puerto Rican actor’s parents, family, early life and education.
Besides being famed as Gina Rodriguez’s fiance, LoCicero has some Hollywood credits. While it is uncertain when he began acting, Joe is known to have featured alongside Gina in the hit series Jane the Virgin. He appeared in the Chapter Thirty-Nine episode of the show as a Don Quixote impersonator/stripper. The episode chronicled Jane and her fiancé’s bachelor/bachelorette parties with Don Quixote stripping off his clothing in an attempt to seduce the bride-to-be who was already shocked with the new turn of events.
Asides taking off his clothes on Jane the Virgin, Joe LoCicero has some indie film credits like Welcome to Willits. He was the stunt choreographer on the 2016 movie Spaghettiman. Again, he lent his voice for the video game Battlefield 1 and has performed a couple of times on radio with the Long Beach Shakespeare Company.
Endowed with alluring looks, LoCicero is also a model who has worked with top brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Juicy Couture.
Relationship with Gina Rodriquez
LoCicero once made a guest appearance as a stripper on Jane the Virgin series. Though his role as Don Quixote in the episode did not amuse Gina Rodriguez onscreen, it became the start of a real-life romance between the two actors. It was on the set of the show that Rodriguez and LoCicero met for the first time. The lovebirds quickly established a romantic connection and have since been together.
The romance between Joe LoCicero and Gina Rodriguez was initially percieved to be just rumors but the lovebirds officially confirmed their relationship in November 2016 when they appeared on the red carpet together at the first annual Marie Claire Young Women’s Honors awards. After dating for a while, Joe decided to take their relationship to the next level by popping the big question. While the cute couple is yet to let fans in on their next steps together, they are, however, believed to be planning their wedding.
Joe LoCicero’s fiance, Gina is a delight on and off the screen and the news of their romance thrilled her fans. Rodriguez apparently adores her boyfriend and does not hesitate to gush over him on social media. The pair sure look good together and fans can only wish their story ends ‘happily ever after’!
While there are no details of Joe LoCicero’s previous relationships, his girlfriend’s love life has always made headlines. Before Locicero, the Jane the Virgin star was romantically linked to her colleagues, first, Revenge star Henry Esteve whom she dated for about a year and then actor Ben Schartz.
5 Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Proudly Latino
Joe LoCicero wears his Latino heritage with pride and does not hesitate to show off his Boricua identity to all and sundry.
- Social Media
It is uncertain if LoCicero is active on other popular social media platforms, but he is known to share some pictures of fun moments with Rodriquez, throwback photos/memories, and other interests, with his Instagram fans.
- Soccer Lover
Though little or nothing is known about Joe LoCicero’s childhood/early life, the closest clue fans have gotten is from an Instagram post where the actor shared a picture revealing that he had athletic interests and played soccer as a kid.
LoCicero apparently loves art and its many forms of expression. One of his art interests is tattoo designs. The handsome actor has some ink on him which is an inscription of Jon Bon Jovi’s quote ‘It’s my life’.
- Martial Art Enthusiast
Actor Joe LoCicero is an avid martial artist who prefers the ancient Muay Thai techniques which is one of the key foundations of mixed martial arts (MMA).