You may know Jaime Camil from his role on Jane the Virgin or playing ‘Papá Rivera’ in Disney Pixar’s movie Coco, but the Mexican actor has two other roles he loves playing more away from the cameras: husband and father. In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE CHICA, the 44-year-old actor opens up about life with his wife, Mexican model Heidi Balvanera, 39, and their children. When asked what the key to their happy four-year marriage was, he admits that being head over heels in love with Balvanera is an important factor.
“It happens that I’m in love with my wife. I like my wife very much and I think she’s super hot, the hottest girl in the world. So I think that’s it. I should not say anymore because then I’m going to go a little triple X here,” he jokes. “I love her and she is a wonderful woman, she is a brilliant mother. She is the foundation of the family. I’m very lucky to have found that.”
Although he admitted to being a little sleep deprived since the birth of their children —Elena, 6, and Jaime, 3— Camil loves being a dad. “My wife and I are super fans of parenting. We love being parents,” he told People en Español. “But I forgot what sleeping means.” Having more babies is not in his immediate plans. “I think two is the perfect number for us,” he added. “Heidi wants one more, but I’m happy with two.”
The actor is also happy with his professional life. “Season 4 of Jane the Virgin is going strong. I might do a movie during my next summer hiatus and —listen Broadway, I can come back, I can come back,” the former telenovela star, who starred in the musical Chicago, tells PEOPLE CHICA.
Camil shared that he scored some extra points with his own kids by lending his voice to ‘Papá Rivera’ in Coco and taking them to its premiere in November. “I celebrate the success of the movie. The emotion, the heart of the movie, lands on Benjamin Bratt, Anthony Gonzalez and Gael Garcia Bernal’s shoulders,” he adds of the all Latino cast. “I play the kid’s father, but I really celebrate its success and how it portrays our beautiful culture from Mexico and some Latin American cultures that celebrate El Día de los Muertos [The Day of the Dead]. I think that [co-directors] Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina did a wonderful job. Kudos to them, what a beautiful movie!”