Xiomara and Rogelio dated when they were teenagers and went to high school together – they met in Biology class. When Xiomara got pregnant with Jane she was 16, and Rogelio was 17. Xiomara decided not to include Rogelio in her and Jane's life as he told her to have an abortion, once she revealed to him that she was pregnant.
In the Spring of 2013, Xiomara randomly saw Rogelio in The Passions of Santos and decided to write to him and tell him that he has a daughter. In the Pilot, autumn 2014, we see Rogelio show up at the bar where Xiomara performs to ask her to be a part of his daughter's life. Xiomara's feelings for Rogelio are quickly rekindled once he is back in her life, while Rogelio, at first, views their dalliances as casual. He does, however, cement the importance of her person to him, telling her 'you are very important to me, Xiomara'.
After putting the breaks on any rekindling of romance, Xiomara decides to embark on an adult relationship with Rogelio. This reveals a number of things – the malice Rogelio's mother holds towards Xiomara, Rogelio's hesitance to fall in love again after his heart was broken by his first wife, Luciana, and Xiomara's lack of experience in creating a life for herself and her realisation that maybe she is still very young at heart and only beginning to explore her independence.
Xiomara and Rogelio got 'drunk married' in Vegas in the Season 1 finale, and decided to start dating, taking one step at the time and not forge headfirst into a fully fledged marriage (they have not divorced, however). Rogelio recently divulged to Xiomara that he is still incredibly angry with her for keeping Jane from him. However, their relationship has reached a point where it is capable to work through big issues and weather storms in companionship. When Liliana and Xo find common ground and affection for one another, Liliana encourages Rogelio to propose to Xiomara, which he does but Xo hesitates as she does not want more children – and Rogelio does. The two try to compromise and find a way to stay together but, in the end, Xiomara turns down Rogelio's proposal and they break up.
- Rogelio and Xiomara dated when they were 16.
- Xiomara was Rogelio's one true love.
Notes and references
- ↑ Chapter Eleven
- ↑ Chapter Two
- ↑ Chapter Three
- ↑ Chapter Twenty-Four
- ↑ Chapter Thirty
- ↑ Chapter Thirty-Two
- ↑ Chapter Thirty-Three
- ↑ Chapter Thirty-Four
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Chapter Thirty-Five
- ↑ Chapter Thirty-Four