Gina Rodriguez is an American actress and director. She is popular for her portrayal of Jane Villanueva in the romantic drama series ‘Jane the Virgin’, for which she received a Golden Globe Award in the year 2015.
Gina Rodriguez’s sweet birthday message for her boyfriend
American actress of ‘Jane the Virgin’ fame Gina Rodriguez uploaded a sweet message on her Instagram for her boyfriend’s birthday. Gina is dating Puerto Rican actor Joe LiCicero who has also appeared on some of the episodes of ‘Jane The Virgin’ as Prince Charming aka Don Quixote stripper.
On his birthday which fell on 9th August 2017, Gina had posted a photo of herself in a floral dress hugging her boyfriend. The couple looked cute and adorable. She captioned it as:
“To my king. I love you. Happy birthday. #sexiestmanAlive”
Gina is all praise for her boyfriend. She had recently told ET:
“He’s just awesome. He’s such a good sport about it.”
Joe has no ill-feelings about the small roles he is getting in the TV serials. Just a few weeks back, Gina had also celebrated her 33rd birthday. At that time, Gina had posted a lovely picture of the duo at their home and captioned it as:
“A couple that is barefoot together stays together. I want all my birthdays with you. 😍 #birthdayBuddies #LeoBabies.”
Gina Rodriguez’s monkey bite in Thailand
Gina Rodriguez’s character in ‘Jane the Virgin’ is in for a transformation. Hence for this changeover in her role, Gina needed to learn ‘Muay Thai’ which is a form of combat sports or Thai boxing. She went to Thailand in December 2016 to learn combat art. At the same time, it was a vacation for her since she was there with her boyfriend Joe.
However, the actress got a bit too close to the local monkeys and in turn, got bitten by one of them. Recalling that time, Gina who appeared on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ told:
“I had one peanut left. I pass the monkey the peanut and then I turn my back and it latches onto my back and I was, like, ‘the monkey just bit me.”
She also showed the host the photo of the monkey that had bitten her. She had to go in for emergency medical assistance and after the local wound cleaning and dressing, she was advised to take eight shots of anti-rabies injection at prescribed intervals.
Gina also suffers from the autoimmune Hashimoto’s disease and says that she does walking, boxing, running, jump rope, and hitting the heavy bag daily. This helps her to maintain her weight which could increase due to her disease. Gina’s father Genaro was a top boxing official for more than 30 years. She loves sports right from her childhood and wants to do amateur fight someday.
Gina wants to elope!
Gina revealed during an interview with The Talk, that she wants to elope!
The actress recently got engaged to her boyfriend to 2 years and wedding plans should be underway!
“As of this Sunday, I feel like we’re gonna elope. It is so much drama! It’s a lot of work. There was a point where I was like, ‘Everybody arrange everything, I just wanna show up, I just wanna do it, I just wanna say, ‘I do’, I’m happy. And then I started hearing what they wanted to do, and I was like, ‘Hmm, I don’t know about that…’ and then I started hearing about how you like, offend people. Everything you do is offensive! You know, if people aren’t bridesmaids, they’re offended … It’s crazy!”
She added when asked about the plans for the wedding:
“Oh, I haven’t even thought that far. I can’t even imagine planning anything. Also, I need to finish Jane. I’m like, whew. But it’s good. It’s good … Life is good. Love is good. He did great [with the ring]. He did great. Yeah, ’cause it’s my style, right? That’s all that matters. He knows what I like and he knows my heart and he rocks.”
How to manage monkey-bite?
Monkey-bites could occur when you go to places that are haunted by monkeys and when you get too close to them. It is a must to seek medical attention immediately after the bite. First and foremost, the local wound caused by the bite should be cleaned with an appropriate antiseptic solution and dressed up.
If it is a large cut caused by the bite, it should be properly managed. Debridement of the dead tissue should be done and sutures, if required, should be taken. Oral antibiotics should be taken as prescribed for bad wounds to prevent secondary infection. Tetanus injection prophylaxis may be provided for deep cuts.
What Gina was talking about namely anti-rabies injections would also be needed since the monkeys that bite are usually of the wild-type and may be harboring the rabies virus.
The bite may transmit this virus to the person bitten by the monkey. To prevent the development of rabies 5 injections of the anti-rabies vaccine need to be taken after the bite. These are usually administered on days 0, 3, 7, 14 and 28 days after the bite.