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Gina Rodriguez engaged to actor Joe LoCicero

"I'm marrying a really incredible human being," the star gushed.

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Annie Martin
Gina Rodriguez (R), pictured with Joe LoCicero, confirmed her engagement to the actor Tuesday. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Gina Rodriguez (R), pictured with Joe LoCicero, confirmed her engagement to the actor Tuesday. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Gina Rodriguez is engaged to be married.

The 34-year-old actress confirmed her engagement to actor Joe LoCicero in interviews Tuesday while promoting Always' End Period Poverty campaign.

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"[Joe's] the best," the Jane the Virgin star told People. "We've been engaged for like a month. I've kept it secret for a while."

"I don't even really want to say it's happening," she said of keeping the news private. "I think there's a huge blessing in the fact that people care ... But another part of me wants to keep a little something that's just mine."

Rodriguez met LoCicero on the set of Jane the Virgin in 2016. She described the actor as "a very, very special man" while discussing #EndPeriodPoverty, a campaign to provide feminine products to underprivileged women and girls, with Us Weekly.

"I have been very, very blessed, including being blessed with a very incredible man," the star said.

"I am marrying a feminist. I am marrying a man that is incredible and loving and understanding and kind and patient. I'm marrying a really incredible human being," she added.

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Rodriguez sparked engagement rumors on her birthday last week when she appeared in a photo with a large diamond ring.

"34. 'They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn't. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality,'" she quoted artist Frida Kahlo in the caption.

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