Jane and Rafael’s relationship in ‘Jane The Virgin’ has been nothing short of a whirlwind, but we love it anyway!
‘Jane The Virgin‘ premiered on The CW between 2014 and 2019, spanning five seasons, 100 episodes, and plenty of critical acclaims. A very loose adaptation of the Venezuelan telenovela ‘Juana la Virgen‘, the series has been regarded for its originality and writing. Gina Rodriguez‘s stellar portrayal of Jane Villanueva has grown to become a fan-favourite.
- Did Rafael break up with Jane?
- Why ‘Jane the Virgin’ is so loved
- You can read Jane’s fictional novel in real life!
Jane’s life transforms completely when her vow to save her virginity until marriage is broken by her gynaecologist who artificially inseminates her. To make matters a whole lot worse, the father aka Rafael Solana is a former playboy, a cancer survivor, a married man, and her teenage crush. And Jane has Michael … her boyfriend!
The series sees her navigate through her relationships with her boyfriend Michael and Rafael, the biological father of her child. Her friendship with her mother Xiomara, grandmother Alba, and father Rogelio de la Vega make for several heart-warming moments in the series. But everyone knows, it’s her blooming romance with the handsome Rafael that fans have always rooted for.
Did Rafael break up with Jane?
After typical telenovela twists and turns that we’re all familiar with occur, Jane and Rafael find themselves vowing to make their relationship work. That’s in season 5 … after the viewer spends episode after episode seeing them date and break up and get back together.
The pair were finally on the right track after the series underwent a three-year time jump. Before those events, Michael died and left Jane a widow, only to return at the worst time possible. Jane and Rafael had just accepted how their friendship advanced into love, and Rafael was ready to go down on one knee.
Unfortunately, when Michael returns (with amnesia), Jane wants to see if she still has feelings for her husband. Rafael reflects on the times he has been rejected by Jane and asks her to leave. His ladylove tries hard to explore things with her husband, but Rafael is all she can think about. She ends things with Michael to make things right with Rafael who then tells her he doesn’t trust her anymore. He refuses to take her back and it’s devastating, really.
Why ‘Jane the Virgin’ is so loved
‘Jane the Virgin’ has always done justice to its telenovela-style story with love-triangles, secret twins, fake deaths, and eye-patch wearing supervillains. The American romantic comedy-drama series beautifully chronicles the life of young Jane Villanueva, a devout, hard-working Venezuelan-American woman.
It focuses on the realities of Jane’s writer’s block, her struggles as a first-time novelist and an artist who needs to constantly prove her mettle. The challenges faced by her as a single mother and widow are rooted in realism and truth.
Although the series places Jane at the centre, as it slowly evolves into newer seasons, every character has their own story. Jane’s problems fade away as her child grows into a toddler, her writing career finally takes off, and she comes to terms with her feelings for Rafael.
Her family members are just as crucial to the series and slowly develop independent, advancing plotlines. Some of them include rising problems with illegal immigration, health concerns, and discovering oneself. The series is so loved because it does all this and more with honesty and respect for the craft of storytelling.
You can read Jane’s fictional novel in real life!
If you’re a fan of the series, you already know all about Jane’s book deal with the fictional imprint Lorden + Gregor. While they’re both fictional things, the show has published the character’s debut novel titled ‘Snow Falling’ for real!
It’s under the same imprint banner too, with the exception of the license being owned by CBS Consumer Products. It’s the ideal present for a ‘Jane the Virgin’ fan and is largely based on the series.
Here’s the synopsis: A truly epic saga that captures the hope, the heartbreak, and the humour that has made Jane the Virgin so beloved, Snow Falling is a sweeping historical romance set in 1902 Miami — a time of railroad tycoons, hotel booms, and exciting expansion for the magic city. This is the book that Jane has always dreamed of writing and Jane the Virgin fans have always dreamed of reading. Now everyone can have their happily ever after!
Which is your favourite ‘Jane the Virgin’ season? What are your views on Jane and Rafael’s love story? Tell us in the comments!