By Deirdre Simonds and Brian Marks for Dailymail.com
18:37 18 Mar 2023, update 19:21 18 Mar 2023
Gina Rodriguez was seen for the first time since giving birth to her first child while out for a walk with her newborn in Los Angeles, California on Saturday afternoon.
As she strolled leisurely, the 38-year-old Jane the Virgin star wore a white baby harness tied in the front, which kept her newborn baby close to her.
The first-time mother held her little one’s back tightly and could be seen looking down at her baby, who she kept bundled up under a white blanket with farm animals embroidered on it.
For her casual outing, the Golden Globe winner wore a black t-shirt, leggings, a pair of Nike sneakers, sunglasses and her wavy brown tresses in a low ponytail.
She and her husband Joe Locicero have not publicly announced the arrival of their baby, whose gender and name remain unknown.
Rodriguez, who first announced she was expecting her 38th birthday in July, was last seen with her baby bump on January 25.
“This birthday is different,” she captioned a video of herself holding up a positive pregnancy test.
Gina’s announcement video opened with a cute shot of herself and Joe as they made out in nature with their dogs, followed by a clip of them smooching and rubbing each other head together in the great outdoors with a snow-capped mountain in the distance.
Gina is best known for playing the title role in the acclaimed CW series Jane The Virgin from 2014 to 2019.
It was in 2016 that the two met on set and in 2018 she revealed that they were engaged. The lovebirds tied the knot in 2019.
Joe has tried a variety of careers, including acting and modeling, and he’s even worked as an MMA fighter.
In January 2016, Gina confessed on The Ellen DeGeneres show that her role on Jane The Virgin gave her baby a fever.
‘I feel like they’re bringing the baby [playing her son] until me and my ovaries are like, ‘Ahhhh, come here baby!’ she joked to the host.
At the time, she said she was considering adoption in order to avoid “the whole process” that comes with pregnancy.
‘I want one. Damage. Yeah, but I don’t want the whole process,” she admitted. “I just want one to happen like the stork talk, right?”
Elsewhere in their chat, she joked about never having to work with crying babies, because a new baby actor would be replaced every time the one she was holding started crying.
She played the lead role in Jane The Virgin, a woman who accidentally undergoes the wrong procedure at her gynecologist’s office, where she is artificially inseminated.
Initially, she can’t believe she could be pregnant, as she’s a virgin, and even after coming to terms with the major life change, she still has to navigate her relationship with her longtime boyfriend and her biological father. her child.
The show was a hit with critics and won Gina a Golden Globe in 2015 for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical Television Series.