Gina Rodriguez's husband is ready to bring his martial arts skills to the delivery room. The actress tells ET that she and her MMA fighter husband, Joe LoCicero, are educating themselves on the realities of childbirth as they prepare to welcome their first baby. «I'm taking some hardcore prenatal classes, working on that pelvic floor,» Rodriguez, who is currently pregnant, tells ET's Lauren Zima, noting that they have also been watching videos of live births in preparation. «My husband is training to be my doula.
He's really next level.» The couple, who met on the set of Rodriguez's CW series and wed in 2019, announced that they are expecting in an emotional video posted on July 30th — her 38th birthday.A post shared by Gina Rodriguez-LoCicero (@hereisgina) «He's a martial artist and so it's basically, you know, he's cornering the fight of my life,» she jokes of the impending birth. «I wouldn't call it a fight — I would say, it's like… me climbing my Mount Everest and he's gonna corner me for it.» Not just corner — it sounds like LoCicero will have a key role and front row seat to the whole event. «He's magical,» she gushes. «He's definitely the better half, so I'm hoping that he'll just go on in there and pull our baby out.» But before she becomes a mom in real life, Rodriguez is playing a mom in the new Netflix mini-series,, out Aug.
24. «I played mothers a few times, so it's always the irony like, 'Oh, I played moms a bunch of times but I'm not even a mom yet,'» the star says, recalling an intense desire to be a mother over the years.Read more on etonline.com