Mel Rodriguez Reveals Bits And Pieces From His Married Life With Partner! Debunking The Gay Rumors
- Date of Birth 1973-06-12
- Age 47 Years 2 Month(s)
- Nationality American
- Birth Place Miami, Florida, United States
- Profession Actor
- Birth Name Melvin Dimas Rodriguez
- Zodiac Sign Gemini
- Religion N/A
- Ethnicity/Race White
- Daughter/s Stella
- Relationship Status Married
- Wife/Spouse Desiree Dundr Rodriguez
- Divorce/Split Not Yet
- Gay No
- Dating/Affair No
- Net Worth Not Disclosed
- Career 1999-present
- College Purchase College
- Height/ How Tall? 5'7" (1.7 m)
- Weight N/A
- Hair Short
- Hair Color Brown
- Eye Color Brown
While portraying a role/character with utmost conviction, the chances are that the audience tricked into believing that the character is the actors' real personality.
Mel Rodriguez falls under a similar category. He has essayed the gay character with so much of conviction in the series, Getting On that people have conjectured him to be a gay in real life as well.
Well sorry guys, the perception is debunked, as Mel has revealed that he is married to his wife.
Relationship: Married With Partner? Gay? Or Single?
Mel Rodriguez isn't single as he is married to his wife Desiree Dundr Rodriguez, and they even share a daughter, whose name is Stella Rodriguez.
The romantic relationship between Mel and Desiree began more than a decade ago. Following an extended courtship, the lovebirds finally tied the knot. On the day of their wedding, the celebrated actor wore a brown suit. His bride, on the other hand, donned a sleeveless gown.
Life is challenging in many aspects, but it becomes beautiful when one has a partner to share joys and sorrows.
Mel's wife Desiree has been his strength and has supported him in difficult times of his life. Looking back at the difficult period in his life, Mel appreciated the happy time and cherished the accomplishment through tweets on 17th January 2016.
Mel Rodriguez and his wife Desiree enroute 2016 Critics Choice Awards (Photo:- Mel Rodriguez's Twitter)
Two hours after tweeting the picture above, the Getting On actor sent out another tweet recounting his humble beginnings. He revealed that he and his wife were homeless five years ago. The tweet read:
"5 years ago today, my wife and I were homeless. Tonight we're headed to the @CriticsChoice awards... From our HOME #ThankYouGod #LifesATrip"
When Mel is not at home, someone is waiting for him eagerly; and it happens to be his daughter, Stella.
Mel - who, like many of his Hollywood counterparts have faced gay allegations - shared a picture of the daddy's little girl, Stella. In it, she is looking through the window waiting for her dad; and his wife, Desiree captured the beautiful moment in a picture.
Mel Rodriguez shares an insight into his married life by tweeting his daughter's picture in 2017 (Photo: Mel Rodriguez's Twitter)
Well, Mel's tweets spoke volumes about his relationship with his wife and daughter, and the family seemed to be living happily in their private paradise.
Family Of Four!
Mel and his wife Desiree weren't content with raising a single child. And after months of trying, the duo finally got blessed with another daughter.
Conceiving their second baby wasn't easy. Via Instagram in November 2018, the expecting mother chronicled all her woes. While still pregnant with their younger daughter, Desiree fell from a few stairs. The incident left her with a broken fibula.
Surviving the accident, Mel and Desiree welcomed their second baby in January of 2019.
Mel Rodriguez with newborn daughter circa August 2019 (Photo: Mel Rodriguez's Instagram)
With the birth of their younger daughter, the Getting On actor went about his ways to show off his bundle of joy.
Performance In Getting On
Talking about his professional life, Mel is best known for his performance in Getting On as Nurse Patsy de la Serda. In an interview back in November 2014, Mel described his character as,
He is a beautiful tragedy. He is difficult to describe because he is constantly evolving and changing. One day he is gay, one day he is not. One day he wants to run the nursing program, the next day he wants to throw it all away and run away. He is very layered, just like a person in real life. He is obviously gay but also religious – so just like in life, it’s hard to sum him up. But he is funny! I like to think that he shows the comedy that exists in real life.
Moreover, he considered his role in Getting On as his break on television as it was layered and complicated,
I feel like I am in it right now. Without sounding too cliché, my part on “Getting On” is the best role I’ve ever had. It is so rich, it is so well rounded, and I am happy to be right here. I feel like I lucked out and got one of the richest characters on TV because he is so complex.
Mel shared that he had a supportive father, but his mother was scared when he shared his desire of becoming an actor.
My mom is very practical, and she originally wanted me to have something to fall back on. She was a little fearful of my becoming an actor, because she didn’t see it as a way to make a living. My dad, who was born and raised in Cuba, was really cool with it. He had once wanted to be a painter, but his old-school father had said No. So when my father found out I was interested in performing, he was incredibly proud and supportive of my dreams. When I go out with him in Hialeah, now he embarrasses me pretty thoroughly.
Mel was cast to play YouTube Premium’s a one-hour dark comedy series On Becoming A God In Central Florida. The highly-anticipated YouTube series is set in the 1990s features some of Hollywood's biggest names including Kirsten Dunst, George Clooney, and Beth Ditto.
In 2018, the movie Overboard featuring the 46-year-old actor as one of its leads proved to be a massive box-office success. The film grossed a worldwide total of $91 million, against a budget of $12 million.
Likewise, he narrated an essay written by Andy Christie called She Handed me a Cup from the Fountain of Youth.
Weight Loss Chronicles: On-Screen As Well As Off-Screen
Obesity has been the growing problem of today's time, and Mel got an opportunity to portray the feelings of an obese person through the character of Ken in the film Fat- an obese guy.
While telling the story of a fat person, in the plot of the movie, Mel's character attempts for weight loss.
Mel has portrayed the pain of the character well, and his performance resonated with the audience.
Mel Rodriguez as Ken with his on-screen trainer trying to lose weight (Photo Credit: Collider.com)
As per reports, in National Post back in September 2013, Mel frankly shared that he has faced challenges in the industry due to his size.
Moreover, he revealed that the movie has helped him lose 30lbs and pushed him to get back into the gym to become healthier.