EXCLUSIVE: Sara Ramirez on Her Birthday: “I Feel Grateful to Be Alive”

Grey’s Anatomy star Sara Ramirez turns 36 tomorrow, and the Mexican actress told Latina.com exclusively how it feels to be celebrating her cumples años. “I feel grateful to be alive!” said Ramirez, who is always appreciative of her blessings. “Another year gone by is reason to celebrate.” 

EXCLUSIVE: Sara Ramirez on Turning 35: "You Couldn't Pay Me to Go Back!"

Ramirez, who got engaged to her longtime partner Ryan Debolt in June, told us she’ll be spending the special day with Ryan. “Last year my fiancé threw me a surprise birthday party with the help of some of our friends," Ramirez recalls. "It was incredible! I was completely surprised, and I am not an easy person to surprise.  He even had some of my friends from NYC fly in! So I think this year we might keep it mellow, but who knows.”

Sara Ramirez is Engaged!

Last year, when we asked Sara how it felt to celebrate her milestone 35th birthday, she said there was something really comforting about getting older. “When I was younger, the thirties seemed so far away, and now it’s here and I’m on my way to 40,” she said. “But with what I know now, you couldn’t pay me to go back! It’s so great. I’m not one of those actors who lies about their age. I’m thrilled to be turning 35 and I’m grateful to be alive and well and healthy.” 

We love that Sara is so happy and enjoying life with her #1 guy! ¡Feliz cumpleaños!