Gina Rodriguez almost married Joe LoCicero after the Golden Globes

Cold feet? No way! Gina Rodriguez admitted only one thing kept her from marrying her fiancé, Joe LoCicero, after the 2019 Golden Globe Awards: work.

“[At] the Golden Globes, I loved my dress so much. It was the first time that I was like, ‘Can I purchase this dress after I wear it? I want to own this dress,’” the Jane the Virgin star, 34, told USA Today in an interview published on Monday, January 14. “And Joe was like, ‘Let’s just go right now! You’re done up, I’m done up. Let’s do it!’”

However, duty called. “Then we went to the afterparties instead,” she laughed. “But it could’ve been that night! If I didn’t have to direct the next day …”

Since the couple did not go through with the nuptials, wedding planning is still on the actress’ brain. “If you tell people you’re eloping, that’s not really eloping,” she said of wanting a small wedding.

In the meantime, Rodriguez is directing and starring in the final season of Jane the Virgin, and anticipating the release of her Netflix animated series, Carmen Sandiego, on Friday, January 18, and her film Miss Bala on February 1.

Us Weekly broke the news of the pair’s engagement in July 2018. The Golden Globe winner sparked speculation when she posted an Instagram photo of herself wearing a sparkly new accessory earlier that month.

Rodriguez later confirmed the news exclusively to Us, gushing in August 2018: “I have a very, very special man in my life. I am engaged. You’re the first people that I’ve told.”

The Annihilation star also told Us in September 2018 that her wedding plans were coming along quite slowly. “I have no time!” she admitted. “Jane [the Virgin] costars will [be invited]. They’re all here! They’re incredible. No, I don’t have any time.”

She continued: “I’m really hoping that my mother-in-law will just do it all and I’ll just show up. And I’ll be like, ‘Oh wow, great choices in flowers! Really love this!’”

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Gina Rodriguez (R) and Joe Locicero attend the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Gina Rodriguez (R) and Joe Locicero attend the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Gina Rodriguez, Joe LoCicero arrives at the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 20: (L-R) Actors Joe LoCicero, Mark Hamill and host Gina Rodriguez attend the Costume Designers Guild Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 20, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for JumpLine)
WESTWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Joe LoCicero and Gina Rodriguez attend the premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'The Star' on November 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/ WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 07: Actors Gina Rodriguez and Joe Locicero arrive at the L.A. Dance Project's Annual Gala at L.A. Dance Project on October 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 07: Gina Rodriguez and Joe Locicero attend the 2017 Los Angeles Dance Project Gala on October 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for L.A. Dance Project)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Actor Gina Rodriguez and Joe LoCicero attend The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 26592_012 (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for TNT)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Actors Gina Rodriguez (R) and Joe LoCicero arrive at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
MARINA DEL REY, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Actress Gina Rodriguez (L) and Joe LoCicero attend Moet & Chandon Celebrates The 2016 Young Women's Honors at Marina del Rey Marriott on November 19, 2016 in Marina del Rey, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon)
MARINA DEL REY, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Actress Gina Rodriguez (L) and Joe LoCicero arrive at the 1st Annual Marie Claire Young Women's Honors at the Marina del Rey Marriott on November 19, 2016 in Marina del Rey, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
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