Prizm News / February 1, 2019 / By Vanessa Rosario

Rachel Rosario and Vanessa Rosario

Hometown: Cleveland
Identify As: Lesbians
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Vanessa and Rachel Rosario knew of each other though a cousin of Vanessa’s who was a high school classmate of Rachel’s.

Rachel sent the first message via Facebook.

“She said, ‘I have a pregunta,’” or question, Vanessa says. “Her question was if I was single, which luckily, I was!”

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They’ve been together 10 years now and married for five. They have one son.

What do you most admire or value in each other?

Rachel: I admire her loyalty, dedication and unconditional love to both myself and our son. She is such an amazing mother! I appreciate how much she does for our family. Her work ethic is like none I’ve ever seen, and there is no limit to what she would do to make sure that the ones she loves are taken care of.

Vanessa: I admire her passion. No matter the obstacle or setback she always works her hardest. She has blessed us with our beautiful son, which was not easy on her emotionally, physically or mentally, but she was amazing through it all. I love how dedicated she is, every day, to our family and how she supports me in all that I do.

What’s your ideal date night?

We would have answered this 10 years ago with a night out with friends or a movie! Our lives have changed in the last two years now, having our son. So our ideal date night now would be kid-free, where we could start and finish a scary movie without interruption, make some popcorn and cuddle up in our pajamas! Then get a full night sleep!

But most nights we just enjoy spending time with our son. We focus our time with him completely and then enjoy our time together when he is sleeping.

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