Who is Jessica Caban?
Jessica was born in New York City, USA on 13 June 1982 – her zodiac sign’s Gemini, and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress and fashion model, but perhaps known best for being the long-term girlfriend of Bruno Mars, a famous American singer-songwriter, dancer and music video director.
Early life and education
Jessica was raised in New York City alongside her older brother Charlie Caban, by their Puerto Rican parents Charles Caban and Maggie Caban, both of whom worked at the same hospital, havingmet when they were 13 years old.
She became interested in modelling while attending a local high school, and was physically highly active during her teenage years, believing that playing sports and dancing would sculpt her figure, and make her ready for when it’s time to launch her modelling career.
Jessica was also into acting, was a member of her school’s drama club, and appeared in many plays performed at both the school and a local theatre. Upon matriculating in 2000, she chose not to pursue a college degree, but to focus on acting.
Jessica launched her modelling career in 2002, when chosen to model for famous American actress and singer Jennifer Lopez’s clothing line J-LO; she’s since starred in many commercials and appeared on the cover page of a couple of magazines, while she’s perhaps known best for her appearance in Proyecto Uno’s music video “Holla”.
Jessica has three acting credits. She played the lead character Thea Gala Larson in the 2010 romantic movie “Are You for Great Sex?”, written and directed by Cynthia Hsiung, and which also starred Walter Vincent and Taso Mikroulis. The film was based on a true story, and follows two people who are in love; it won four of the five awards for which it was nominated.
Jessica appeared in the 2012 music video “Bruno Mars: Whatta Man”, and portrayed Sonia in five episodes of the critically acclaimed comedy “Jane the Virgin” between 2016 and 2018. It was created by Jennie Snyder Urman, starred Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo and Yael Grobglas, and follows a devout Catholic woman who’s learned that she’s been accidentally artificially inseminated; the series aired from 2014 to 2019 and won 21 of the 98 awards for which it was nominated, including two Primetime Emmy nominations.
In 2008, Jessica began competing in the first season of the modelling reality competition show “Model Latina”, beating Darlenis Duran in the finals, thus becoming Model Latina, receiving $10,000 and a contract with Q Management.
Awards and nominations
Jessica won a 2010 Hoboken International Film Festival Award for Best Actress and a 2010 Boston International Film Festival Award for Best Acting Performance in Feature Film, both for “Are You for Great Sex?”
Love life and relationship with Bruno Mars
Jessica prefers to keep the details of her love life away from the media’s attention, and hasn’t mentioned any other men whom she’d perhaps dated, prior to meeting Bruno Mars.
She and Bruno met in 2011, and while neither has spoken about how and when, it’s believed that they were introduced by a mutual friend at a party. The two are living together in Bruno’s mansion in Hollywood Hills; it doesn’t seem that they are planning to marry anytime soon.
Jessica and Bruno don’t have children together, and while most of their fans believe this to be because they’re both focused on their careers, some have claimed that perhaps one of the two is infertile.
They have a pet Rottweiler dog Geronimo.
As of August 2022, Jessica’s in a long-term relationship with Bruno Mars, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Jessica’s highly active on Instagram, and seems to be enjoying the attention which she’s receiving from her close to 300,000 followers; she’s uploaded over 600 pictures onto the network, the majority of which feature her during her everyday life.
She’s both a shopaholic and a fashionista; Jessica reads various fashion magazines on a daily basis, and goes searching for clothes nearly every day.
Summer’s her favorite season, as she enjoys yachting and sun tanning at the beach.
Jessica’s passionate about travelling, and has been all around the world for both work and pleasure; her dream travel destination’s Bali, Indonesia.
She has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Will Smith, Leonardo DiCaprio and Natalie Portman, while a couple of her favorite movies are “Independence Day”, “Titanic” and “Leon: The Professional”.
Age, height and net worth
Jessica’s age is 40. She has long black hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 120lbs (55kgs).
As of August 2022, her net worth’s been estimated at over $1 million, and her boyfriend Bruno’s at more than $175 million.
Who is her boyfriend Bruno?
Peter Gene Hernandez, known better by his professional name Bruno Mars, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii USA, on 8 October 1985 – his zodiac sign is Libra, and he holds American nationality. He’s probably known best for his career as a singer, especially for his singles “Lazy Song”, “If I Was Your Man”, and “Locket Out of Heaven”, with the latter two having topped the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.
Bruno was raised in Honolulu alongside his five siblings, by their father Peter Hernandez who is half Ashkenazi Jewish and half Puerto Rican, and their mother Bernadette San Pedro Bayot who was of Spanish and Filipino descent; Bernadette died on 1 June 2013 from complications caused by a brain aneurysm. Bruno became interested in music mostly because he was exposed to it from a very early age – his parents mostly listened to rhythm and blues, hip hop and rock ‘n’ roll. Both Bruno’s parents were singers and dancers, while his uncle was an Elvis Presley impersonator.
— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) August 5, 2022
He was only four when he began performing with his parents’ band The Love Notes, and was six when he made a cameo appearance in the 1992 romantic comedy movie “Honeymoon in Vegas”. Bruno was 12 when his parents divorced, and he went on to live with his brother and father, although the trio was homeless for a while, living in their car, sleeping on rooftops and at an abandoned bird zoo, at which Peter used to work.
Bruno switched a couple of schools because of bullying, eventually matriculating from President Roosevelt High School in 2003; he then moved to Los Angeles, California and began working on his career as a musician.
He signed a contract with Motown Records in 2004, but was dropped a year later, then signed a contract with Westside Independent in 2005, but didn’t make any progress in the following five years, which led him to consider leaving music behind him.
He released his single “Just the Way You Are” on 20 July 2010, and it became a major hit; it was the lead single of his debut studio album “Doo-Wops & Hooligans”, which was released on 4 October 2010. The album peaked at #4 on the Billboard 200 Chart, while it topped the charts in the UK, Canada and The Netherlands. The year 2011 saw Bruno win his first Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, for “Just the Way You Are”.
He signed a contract with BMG Chrysalis US in March 2012, and released his second studio album “Unorthodox Jukebox” on 7 December of that year; Bruno’s third album “24K Magic” followed on 18 November 2016, and topped the charts in both New Zealand and France.
In 2021, Bruno and American rapper Anderson Paak founded the band Silk Sonic, and released their debut album “An Evening with Silk Sonic” on 12 November of the same year.
Bruno’s won four Brit Awards and 15 Grammys, while he also holds four Guinness World Records for music sales..
Bruno’s a philanthropist, and has donated money to various charity organizations, mostly to those aiming to help underprivileged youth.