Gina Rodriguez: "Jane the Virgin" Star Has New Man in Her Life, Challenges #MovementMondays

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Gina Rodriguez has a new man in her life. The Jane the Virgin star is dating House of Lies actor Ben Schwartz. Schwartz is also known for his five-year stint on Parks and Recreation as Jean-Ralphio. He appeared in the 2014 film This is Where I Leave You.

It was just this past September that Gina Rodriguez and Revenge star Henri Esteve called it quits after dating for over a year.

"She's so happy," a source tells Us Weekly. "She thinks he is so great and all her friends love him."

Just a few days ago, Gina Rodriguez appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, and chatted with Ellen about her desire to have a baby.

"I feel like they bring the baby up to me [on set] and my ovaries are like, 'Ahh! Come here, baby!'" she said. "It's, like, perfect. As soon as one cries they take it away from me and the other one comes in. That's what happens in real life, right?"

"I could adopt, right? Yeah, I just might do that. I definitely want to adopt," she said.

Do you suppose Ben Schwartz knows about Gina Rodriguez's desire to become a mom? Hopefully it won't scare him off if he's not yet on the same page.

Even if he's not, Rodriguez isn't one to shy away from much of anything. On Monday she announced her new social media campaign called #MovementMondays to promote the work on Latinos on screen.

“With all this Oscar talk and lack of diversity, I decided to start a movement and speak from the perspective of a Latina American who desires to see more Latinos on screen,” she wrote on several social media platforms. “There are 55 million Latinos in this country, and although we all come from various backgrounds, our unity can make a movie explode at the box office or a TV show [soar] to the highest viewers possible. The better these projects do financially, the more money they will spend on putting Latinos in blockbuster films, as leads in TV shows, etc.”

“Right now there isn’t one Latino that can greenlight a movie. That means no studio will put their money behind a Latino face as a lead of a movie because they don’t believe we can make their money back. Let’s start making noise with where it matters most, where we put our dollars,” Gina Rodriguez added.

Gina Rodriguez is nothing if not a completely motivated woman--and a motivator, too. Will Ben Schwartz be able to keep up with her?

He's likely very proud of the new woman in his life, as fans surely are, too.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.