When I first started watching Jane the Virgin, I quickly fell in love with Jane's abuela, Alba Villanueva. For starters, this was the first time I'd seen an abuela on television who actually resembled mine. Alba only spoke Spanish, had traditional Catholic values, always interjected her opinion, and loved her family fiercely — yup, that all sounded very familiar.
Alba is the matriarch of the Villanueva women. She's strong and isn't afraid to express herself. Here are seven ways she's been keeping it real over the past two seasons. Note: There are definitely some spoilers in here.