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To give up money, like it's nothing. That, is love
Alba describing him to Jane
Mateo Villanueva
Mateoyoung
Jane the Virgin
character
Bio
Birth Name

Mateo Villanueva

Born

1945/1946

Died

June 12 (before 1991)

Ethnicity

Venezuelan

Appearance
Gender

Male

Hair

Dark brown

Eyes

Brown

Relationships
Romance(s)

Alba Villanueva
(widow)

Family

Xiomara Villanueva
(daughter)
Jane Villanueva
(granddaughter)
Mateo Solano Villanueva
(great-grandson)

Series info
Portrayed By

Dennis Mencia

First Appearance

Chapter Twenty-Five

Latest Appearance

Chapter Thirty

Mateo Villanueva is a recurring character on Jane the Virgin. He is portrayed by Dennis Mencia.

Character

Abuelayoung

Alba at 25 years old

Mateo Villanueva came from a family of riches from Venezuelan oil. He and his brothers fought about the family wealth and Mateo gave it all up and decided to move to the US, as it was the wish of his wife, Alba Villanueva. Mateo worked very hard to provide for his family and, sadly, died at a young age. It is unknown when he passed away, but he was three years older than Alba and would have been around 69 today. He presumably died before Xiomara got pregnant, making him in his mid-40s when he passed away.

Mateo Villanueva is described as the love of Alba's life[1], and she is seen mourning the anniversary of his death on June 12, in a flashback[2]. Mateo is described by the Villanuevas as a kindhearted, hardworking man, who put family first.

Trivia

  • Mateo Villanueva died June 12[2]
  • It is unknown what year he died[2]
  • One of the first descriptions of Mateo on the show, is Alba likening Mateo's values to Rafael Solano.[3]
  • Mateo made a Christmas Angel ornament for his family.[4]

Physical Appearance

Mateo was of average height, with dark brown hair and brown eyes.

Photos

References

  1. Chapter Twenty-Five
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Chapter Twenty-Seven
  3. Chapter Eight
  4. Chapter Thirty

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