In The Heights premiered in US theatres today, 11 June, at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival. As it prepares to reach cinemas across the world, fans are wondering about its stars and their personal lives. Does the actor who plays leading role Usnavi de la Vega, Anthony Ramos, have kids? Here’s what you need to know about his relationship, family life growing up and what led him to an acting career.
Who is In The Heights leading man Anthony Ramos?
At just 29 years old, Anthony Ramos is already a renowned Broadway and Hollywood actor, with impressive titles including Hamilton, White Girl, Patti Cake$ and more. But life hasn’t always been easy for him.
Of Puerto Rican descent and from a decidedly working-class family, Ramos was raised in Bushwick, Brooklyn, by his single mother.
Ramos told TIME: “It was survival, really… We had days where we didn’t have hot water, when we were about to be evicted. I had to be resourceful.”
He explained his thinking process as a young kid: “I asked Jean for a quarter yesterday, so maybe I can ask Miss Helen next door for one?”
However, after completing his role in the already acclaimed In The Heights, Ramos is expected to rake in millions. Other films and shows you may have spotted him in include A Star Is Born, Netflix’s She’s Gotta Have It and, of course, Hamilton.
Impressively, as well as a busy acting career, Ramos has even taken to music and performed with big names such as Ariana Grande and The Weeknd.
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Is he married?
Not quite. However, Ramos is engaged after it was announced in 2018 he popped the question to his long-term girlfriend, actress and singer, Jasmine Cephas Jones.
According to sources close to the couple, the engagement happened on Christmas Eve in 2018 at Arundel Castle in Sussex, England. Now, three years later, fans are still waiting for the Hamilton actor’s wedding.
So, who is Jasmine Cephas Jones? Well, Ramos’ fiancée is also an actress and singer. Sharing more in common than just their careers, Jones was also brought up in New York, Brooklyn.
So how did the couple meet? The pair met more than six years ago while at rehearsals for the off-Broadway production of Hamilton in 2014. Ramos played John Laurens and Philip Hamilton, while Jones took on the roles of Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds.
Does Anthony Ramos have any kids?
Currently Anthony Ramos doesn’t have kids but with marriage on the cards, fans are hoping he and Jasmine might have a baby soon.
However, during the pandemic the pair did adopt a puppy called Prince. Ramos described him as “mad cute” and “so much fun” recently on Good Morning America.
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