Darci Factor is a recurring character on Jane the Virgin. She is portrayed by Justina Machado.


Darci is a straightforward, no-nonsense woman, who owns and runs a successful matchmaking company and takes on Rogelio as a client. While great at what she does, Darci has not hitherto started a family of her own but expresses interest in doing so with Rogelio – as a non-romantic co-parental unit. She and Rogelio get closer, develop feelings for one another and start dating, putting a pause on the baby arrangement for a while.

Darci's Rules™

Darci has a huge, trademarked rulebook for her successful love matches, random ones of which are mentioned occasionally, entitled "Darci Factor's Rules For Building Relationships™":

1 — Ax The Ex
2 — Stay Fine With Wine
3 — No Ding-A-Ling Until A Ring-A-Ling
12 — Never lay it on too thick. It makes you look desperate
13 — When it ends don't be friends
23 — Never order something you don't look attractive eating
38 — Use the fight to shine a light
355 — Want to keep your mate then take every chance to celebrate


Rogelio De La Vega

Main article: Darci and Rogelio

Darci and Rogelio first met through Darci's dating service and after many attempts at finding love for Rogelio, Darci and Rogelio discover that they both want to have children and so decide on a platonic style relationship. They eventually develop feelings for each other and start dating, culminating in their reality-show, The De La Vega-Factor Factor. 3 years later, they have broken up and are furious enemies. Rogelio reunites with Xiomara and just before their wedding, Darci shows up pregnant with Rogelio's child. Darci gives birth to a daughter, but not before meeting and falling in love with Esteban. Xiomara helps quell Rogelio and Darci's previous animosity and they develop a friendship, as co-parents to their little girl.

Esteban Santiago


Esteban is hired in Fabian's stead for Los Viajes de Guillermo and Rogelio finds this out seeing Esteban flirting with Darci, who has recently vowed to try and be friends with Rogelio again. Darci and Esteban start dating and, despite Esteban's lothario past, he and Darci actually fall in love. Esteban comes to all of Darci's doctor's appointments and they are very happy together. While Darci's overdue, she and Esteban have furious sex at his office on the telenovela to induce labor. At Darci's birth, she decides to have a home birth in a pool and Esteban naked in the pool with her. Following the birth, Esteban gets to make name suggestions. Baby bonds with Esteban and he becomes a step-father to her. After Jane and Rafael's wedding, Esteban proposes to Darci.


  • Darci's nemeses are Patti Stanger and Bryant Gumbel[1].
  • She is originally from New York. 



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Notes and references

Jane VillanuevaXiomara De La VegaPetraRafael Solano
Mateo Solano VillanuevaAlba VillanuevaMichael Cordero
Rogelio De La Vega
Rose SolanoJane RamosLina SantillanJorge Garcia
Darci FactorBruceEsteban SantiagoAdam Alvaro
Marlene DonaldsonNadine HansonChuck ChesserRoman Zazo
Luisa AlverBaby De La Vega FactorMateo Villanueva
Anna & EllieMagdaAnežka ArchulettaCatalina Mora
Liliana De La VegaManuel De La VegaMia AlverDerek Ruvelle
Elena Di NolaEmilio Solano
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