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"We are Cuban. We don't get divorced. We die."
—Lydia, This Is It

Lydia is a central character on the Netflix Original Series One Day at a Time. She is portrayed by Rita Moreno.

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Lydia Riera is the mother of Penelope and the grandmother of Alex and Elena. She values her beauty and fitness. She is a dance instructor and does yoga. The only person who has ever seen her without makeup is Elena. Lydia is a devout Catholic and finds inspiration in the pope. Her husband, Berto, passed away prior to the pilot episode, but she still talks to his "ghost" and remains loyal to it/him. She is 72 years old.

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