A series of surprising and unforeseen events causes a hard-working, religious young Latina woman to be accidentally artificially inseminated. Adapted from the successful Venezuelan telenovela.
Jane Gloriana Villanueva is a 23-year-old. She is the epitome of a good girl: smart, sweet, friendly and hard-working. Jane is very loyal to her friends and very attached to her family. She can be somewhat naive sometimes, and is a fan of giving people second chances. Her view of the world differs greatly from Rafael's, since she's more innocent and isn't as jaded and hard as he is (and he likes that about her). She's very religious, and her devotion can often leave her feeling conflicted.
Jane seems to have everything going the way she has timelined it: she's studying to become a teacher, works at a hot new Miami hotel and has a boyfriend of two years who loves her as much as she loves him. So imagine her surprise when a routine visit to her doctor for her pap smear turns her life upside down.
Born to Xiomara when she was just 16, Jane was hooked on watching telenovelas by her gorgeous and young-at-heart mother and her religious grandmother Alba; however, she claims her years of watching telenovelas have given her an unrealistic view of romance. Xiomara's youth when she gave birth to Jane is one of the reasons why Jane has taken the virginity vows: although she doesn't doubt her mother loves her, Jane feels her arrival has severely derailed Xiomara's life.
Jane never knew who her father was and grew up believing Alba forced Xiomara not to have an abortion; however, she later finds out it was Xiomara's decision to keep the baby. She and Xiomara are quite close and really supportive of each other.
When the show begins, Jane and Michael are together for two years and have yet to have sex. Lina, Jane's best friend, insinuates Michael's about to propose soon, but Jane shoots down the notion, claiming they've just "merged their calendars". Apparently, they have a timeline planning their relationship. Jane's life is good, but then she goes for her pap check...
Instead of having her check up, Jane is inseminated by a distraught Luisa. Two weeks later, she faints while on a bus with her mother, and Xiomara takes her to the hospital, where an urine exam reveals Jane is pregnant. While Jane and her mother at first laugh the possibility off, a second test is performed, confirming Jane's pregnancy. A stunned Jane reacts by claiming she has never had sex, while Xiomara falls to her knees, calling Jane the Immaculata and praying.
Jane reacts badly to the news of her pregnancy, and it gets worse when she finds out who's the donor of the sperm she was inseminated with. There's history between Rafael Solano, Jane's cancer-survivor baby daddy, and Jane. They met years ago on a yacht club where Jane worked and sparks flew after a long talk. Rafael then kissed Jane, unknowingly being her first kiss, but then never called her again.
Jane is portrayed by 'Gina Rodriguez' as the adult Jane, by 'Jenna Ortega' as Jane at age 10, and 'Montse Hernandez' as a teenager.
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