Diane Guerrero New Book: How Gina Rodriguez Supports 'Jane The Virgin' Co-Star Publication

Diane Guerrero, Gina Rodriguez
Diane Guerrero and Gina Rodriguez attend the Nuevas Latinas Living Fabulosa Event at The Times Center on March 25, 2015 in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Gina Rodriguez has kept her promise with her fans when she decided to kick off the social media campaign "Movement Mondays." Embarking her venture early 2016, Rodriguez has highlighted many Latinos in Hollywood with the desire to see more Latinos in film. As of now, the 31-year-old Chicago-based actress from Puerto Rico has brought to the spotlight Guatemalan actor Oscar Isaac, Cuban-American actress Rosa Salazar, Mexican director Robert Rodriguez, and Puerto Rican film director Zetna Fuentes, amongst others. This week, she paid tribute to her colleague Diane Guerrero, who recently released her first-ever book titled "In The Country We Love." 

"Meet my gorgeous and talented friend and co-star Diane Guerrero," expressed Rodriguez of the "Orange is the New Black" actress and her co-star on "Jane the Virgin." Instead of highlighting her exceptional acting trajectory, Gina shows love to Guerrero's new book, stating that it's a brilliant memoir on her families experience here in the United States of America.

"Diane is Colombian-American and continues to grace our screens with her vast range of talent but it is with so much pride I congratulate this beauty for the release of her first book!," she continued, encouraging everyone to support her publication by grabbing a copy. "Her success is our success!"

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In 2014, Guerrero opened up about the heartbreaking story of her family’s deportation. At age 14, her biggest fear came true when she came home to an empty house, because her parents had been taken from their Boston home to be deported to Colombia.

Since opening up in an essay for the L.A. Times, the 29-year-old actress began writing a tell-all memoir titled “In The Country We Love” and subtitled “My family divided,” which was just released. The reportedly riveting book narrates the story of the tragic, pivotal moment in the actress’s life and what the aftermath was like. 

The book also narrates what it was like for Guerrero to meet President Obama, after he had shared his executive action to protect around 4.4 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.

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Jessica Lucia Roiz

Jessica L. Roiz is a Miami-based bilingual journalist of Nicaraguan descent. In addition to Latin Times, she's published in VOXXI, The Miami Herald, Huffington Post, La Opinion, El Nuevo Herald, The Latin Kitchen and more. With over 10-years experience in digital media, she's nothing but passionate and creative with her work. When she's not writing or editing videos, she can be found listening to rock en Español, dancing bachata, reading Paulo Coelho, missing Selena Quintanilla or relaxing in Nicaragua. She's also the founder of ALoNica con la Roiz and PulsoPOP