Jaime Camil, who has stolen our hearts by playing Gina Rodriguez's dad on "Jane the Virgin," recently gave us another reason to swoon.
In September, the bilingual celeb dad visited Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles to sing the National Anthem during a game against the Colorado Rockies — but some fans got more than they expected when Camil sang both the Mexican National Anthem and "The Star-Spangled Banner."
The stunt was to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month on September 16, which is also Mexican Independence Day. Aside from baseball, Dodger Stadium is known for supporting Hispanic Heritage in a nod to both fans and players on the team. Current Latin American-born players hail from Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Puerto Rico, and there are also Mexican-American players as well.
In an interview with Hoy TV, Camil said that he was told it was the first time the Mexican National Anthem had been sung at Dodger Stadium. He said whether it was true or not, he wasn't sure, but that it was an honor nonetheless to be invited to sing the anthems to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Camil also told the reporter that the two nations have important cultural ties and that he was delighted to represent Mexico in the city and country where he's a resident and works.
Camil geeked out a bit about meeting legendary former Dodgers pitcher Fernando Valenzuela, who he said he watched constantly as a child while growing up in Mexico. The stadium handed out a special Valenzuela bobblehead to fans that evening, as well as welcomed a mariachi band that played before the game.
Camil, who is originally from Mexico City, has a daughter, Elena, and son, Jaime Jr., with wife Heidi Balvanera. Elena turns 4 on Oct. 25, and Jaime Jr. celebrated his first birthday earlier this month. We bet both his kids will grow up knowing how to sing both anthems!