Ronalda "Ronnie" Anne Santiago[n 1] is a supporting character from The Loud House, and the main protagonist of its spin-off, The Casagrandes. She is Lincoln's other best friend and former classmate. She also happens to be the younger sister of Lori's boyfriend Bobby.
Ronnie Anne is Lincoln's best female friend, and former classmate, who moved to Great Lakes City to live with her extended family, the Casagrandes. During her time in Royal Woods, and before they became closer friends, she frequently bullied and humiliated Lincoln in front of his peers. She was also the toughest girl in Royal Woods Elementary School.
She was first mentioned (but does not appear onscreen) in the episode "Heavy Meddle", in which she constantly bullies Lincoln and humiliates him in front of his peers. When Lincoln's sisters find out about it, they tell him that she's bullying him because she likes him and wants to get his attention. Thinking they might be right, Lincoln goes and kisses her when he tries to confront her, and she responds by giving him a black eye, seemingly proving his sisters wrong.
However, the sisters' statement turns out to be right after all, as she then gives Lincoln an apology letter with her phone number on it, and a steak to heal his eye with.
Save the Date
She makes her first on-screen appearance in "Save the Date". In this episode, Lincoln's classmates tease him about Ronnie Anne's crush on him, resulting in him giving a speech about how he refuses to even consider her as his girlfriend. Unfortunately, she hears him saying this and was truly hurt by his words. When she tells her big brother, Bobby about it, he breaks up with Lori as a result. To set things right, Lori makes Lincoln go out with Ronnie Anne on a double date with her and Bobby so he can apologize in person.
Throughout the date, Lincoln gradually finds himself bonding with her, but things get awkward when his teasing classmates show up at the restaurant, and Lincoln, after a failed attempt to sneak out without them noticing, ends up insulting her again. Lincoln promptly apologizes to Ronnie Anne for his behavior and shares his first real kiss with her.
The next day, when Lincoln is still being teased by his classmates about this, she slaps him in the face and acts as though she doesn't like him, but once his classmates had left the scene with sympathy for Lincoln, she passes him an ice pack with an apology letter, saying she hopes that stopped the teasing, meaning their break up was fake.
April Fools Rules
In "April Fools Rules", on the night before April Fools' Day, the day Luan is an unstoppable pranking menace, Ronnie Anne texts Lincoln saying she'll be over tomorrow to bring Lincoln a present. He begs Luan to call off her pranking spree so Ronnie Anne doesn't get pranked, but Luan refuses because anyone that steps on the Loud's territory is fair game, even her. He and the rest of his sisters try locking her up so she can't prank anyone, but that fails as she escapes and sets up her prank traps everywhere. Not wanting Ronnie Anne to suffer, he takes all the pranks for her. But when she arrives, Luan reveals that she told her to come over for a prank they set up together. Ronnie Anne has a pie and Lincoln fears she's gonna hit him with it, but she turns on Luan and hits her with it instead because she was grateful to Lincoln for taking all the pranks for her. They then go off to draw some eyebrows on him due to one of the pranks removing them and get a milkshake afterward. As they walk off, Luan is impressed with her betraying her for her relationship with Lincoln and thinks she's perfect.
Dance, Dance Resolution
In "Dance, Dance Resolution", it is the day of the school's Sadie Hawkins dance, but Lincoln and Clyde are planning to go to Gus' Games and Grub, which is having a two-for-one arcade special, so Lincoln tries to avoid Ronnie, thinking she plans to ask him to the dance. When Lincoln tells his sisters that Ronnie didn't ask him to the dance, Luna, Luan, Lynn, and Lucy end up getting friends of theirs to be his dates. Eventually, Ronnie shows up at the dance and finds Lincoln, and as it turns out, she was wanting to ask him to go to the arcade with her, which he does.
In "Shell Shock", Mrs. Johnson assigns Lincoln and Ronnie Anne to take care of an egg as a school project. Lincoln is afraid that Ronnie Anne is too reckless to take care of an egg, so he tries to not let her take it.
During lunch, Ronnie Anne asks Lincoln if she could see the egg. However, Lincoln, fearing what she could do to the egg, makes an excuse to see Lisa, since she's at a nearby table, much to Ronnie Anne's frustration. During art class, Ronnie Anne makes a surprise, forcing Lincoln to hide in the supply closet. While hiding in the closet, Lincoln hears Ronnie Anne say that once school ends, she's going to get the egg, and won't fall for any excuses. Lincoln, needing to come up with a plan, sees numerous containers of rubber cement, causing him to get an idea. Sometime later, Lincoln has made a complete replica of the egg; indestructible one. The moment he finishes, Ronnie Anne arrives, and Lincoln gives Ronnie Anne the egg. Befuddled by his sudden change in attitude, Ronnie Anne leaves.
Lincoln realizes that he gave Ronnie Anne the real egg instead of the fake egg so he goes to her house. Ronnie Anne asks what he's doing at her house. Lincoln says that he just wants to see the egg. Lincoln enters the house and sees the egg, completely safe. When Ronnie Anne exits the scene, Lincoln discretely swaps the real egg with the fake egg. Just as he's about to leave, Lincoln notices that Ronnie Anne is a thoughtful and helpful person, as she removes a splinter stuck in Bobby's finger, washed all of his work uniforms, and already has dinner prepared. Realizing that Ronnie Anne is not as reckless as he thought, Lincoln decides to put the real egg back. Suddenly, the fake egg begins bouncing around, and Ronnie Anne takes note of this. When Ronnie Anne realizes that there are two eggs present, Lincoln, realizing he has been caught, backs up to avoid Ronnie Anne's incoming wrath after saying that he thought he couldn't trust her with taking care of something so fragile. Suddenly, he bumps into the table, causing the real egg to fall and break. Heartbroken at the fact that they're going to flunk the assignment, and at how Lincoln perceives her, Ronnie Anne tells Lincoln to leave.
Sometime later, Lincoln arrives at the Santiago house, carrying a basket. After setting the basket down on the front step, Lincoln rings the doorbell and takes cover in a bush. Ronnie Anne answers the door sees the basket and reads the note attached to it. The note says that there's a replacement egg inside, and Ronnie Anne can easily tell that Lincoln is involved in this. Coming out of the bush, Lincoln explains that he talked with Mrs. Johnson to let Ronnie Anne get a second chance because he learned that she's not as bad as he thought. Mrs. Johnson decides to let Ronnie Anne have a second chance. However, they won't be rewarded with the big waffle breakfast, but Lincoln doesn't care, just as long as he and Ronnie Anne get the assignment done. Ronnie Anne, grateful for what Lincoln did, invites him inside since they're having waffles for breakfast. After walking into the kitchen, Ronnie Anne suddenly grabs the egg and breaks it against a bowl. However, this just turns out to be a prank, as she still has the egg in her pocket. Lincoln, realizing it's just a prank, lets out a forced sigh of relief.
The Loudest Mission: Relative Chaos
In "The Loudest Mission: Relative Chaos", Ronnie Anne and Bobby are visiting their extended family in the city. Lori, and later Ronnie's aunt Frida, insists on referring to Ronnie as Lincoln's "girlfriend," which the two vehemently decline. Despite the trip is two days long, Lori is heartbroken she won't be with Bobby. Ronnie Anne tells Lincoln she will have a lot of fun in the city and hints that he might like her grandparents.
Upon arriving at the city, Ronnie Anne is initially unenthusiastic about the trip, but when her mom reveals that they're all moving to the Casagrande Apartment, she is very shocked and calls Lincoln and Lori to come over to convince Maria that they're not going to move out of Royal Woods. Ronnie and Lori brainstorm a way to keep them from moving, including a Dream Boat-styled dinghy date, and one involving one of Rosa's love potions. Later that night, she reveals to Maria that she doesn't want to move, as she likes it back at Royal Woods. However, she decides to change her mind when she sees that the Casagrandes has fashioned a room out of what used to be the storage closet (thus making her room similar to Lincoln's in the way it's a closet).
When Lincoln and Lori are about to leave, Ronnie Anne shares her first hug with Lincoln, saying she'll miss him. Before he leaves, Lincoln tells Ronnie Anne a tip that'll help her: breaking the fourth wall.
Back Out There
In "Back Out There", Lincoln is revealed to have developed a case of post-break-up blues after Ronnie moved to the city. Clyde enlists the help of Lincoln's friends Zach, Liam, and Rusty to help. By the end of the episode, she sends Lincoln a package containing a pie that splats in his face.
In "City Slickers", Ronnie Anne and her brother are happy to see Lori and Lincoln again. It is revealed she has made some friends in the city named Casey, Sameer, and Nikki. When Lincoln meets her new friends and says that he is from Royal Woods, she thinks that her living in a small town with him is awful.
When she complains to Lincoln that she didn't want him to come here in the first place, Lincoln angrily leaves her, feeling sad that she said something dumb. As she tries to apologize to him for what she said, Lincoln tells Ronnie Anne she doesn't know why she was from uptown instead of her old home, she thinks that being a big city kid is getting her friends to hang out with her, but Lincoln says that they like her for what she is and not where she's from and Ronnie Anne agrees with him and tries to tell her friends that she isn't from Great Lakes City and tells them that she is from Royal Woods with him and apologize to them that she lied and worries that they don't want to hang out with her, but they forgive her, saying they'll hang out with her, even if she's from Royal Woods.
In "Missed Connection", Ronnie Anne consoled Bobby, when he was upset over his rocky long-distance relationship with Lori. Although Bobby specifically told her not to get the rest of the family involved, Ronnie Anne immediately had the rest of the Santiago/Casagrande family jump in to help him.
The Spies Who Loved MeIn "The Spies Who Loved Me", Ronnie Anne went out for a day on the town on her own. Little did she know, her paranoid grandparents chipped her without her knowledge and tracked her every move. Ronnie Anne's chip fell out and landed on some gum that was stuck to a rat, causing Rosa and Hector to track a rat around Great Lakes City, leading them to follow it into an abandoned building, where they were attacked by a plague of rats that Ronnie Anne independently had to save them from.
Really Loud Music
The Loudest ThanksgivingIn "The Loudest Thanksgiving", Ronnie Anne and her extended family visit Lincoln’s house to see him and his family for Thanksgiving. Both families' opposing ideas would start a big fight between them, to the point Bobby and Lori decided to escape to Flip's.
At the end of the episode, both families apologize for what they did to this Thanksgiving, and they make it up by fixing it. Both families are now happy with their holiday.
Friended! with the Casagrandes
In "Friended! with the Casagrandes", Ronnie Anne makes a new best friend in new girl Sid Chang, who she finds out is going to live in the same apartment as her's. However, the Reynolds want the very same room, so Ronnie Anne and her family gets to sabotaging others so the Changs can get the room.
However, it is revealed that Mr. Scully, the apartment's manager, is threatening Rosa with being fired from her job, so Ronnie Anne comes clean; she now needs to return the room back to normal and apologize to the Reynolds. Just as she comes down, she sees a moving van with Sid inside, and she is overjoyed at the fact her new friend can stay in the same building as her. She thanks Mr. Scully and takes Sid inside, excited to learn more about her and her family.
Don't You Fore-get About Me
In "Don't You Fore-get About Me", Ronnie Anne followed her Tio Carlos to Fairway University, the university Lori is going to. As she had nothing to do, she decided to make skating videos with Lincoln, with the latter flubbing every trick. In the end, Ronnie Anne was satisfied with the footage she took, and so was Lincoln.
Cursed!In "Cursed!", Ronnie Anne follows her family, who was following with Rosa's claims that the city is "cursed" after Ernesto Estrella cancelled a scheduled trip, to the Loud House, where they bunk with the Louds for a day. Following Lisa's idea to show Rosa that bad luck can happen anywhere, they sabotage the pancakes Rosa was cooking, the Casagrandes' clothing and the toilet. This causes the toilet to flood, proving Rosa right. Because of this, she takes Ronnie Anne and the Casagrandes out into the woods.
On a short detour to Flip's Food & Fuel, Ronnie Anne discovers Ernesto's tour bus and confronts him about his lie, all due to a pimple. He offers to "cleanse" the family, which apparently works; satisfied, the family heads back to Great Lakes City.
Ronnie Anne is a very surly, tough, and hardcore tomboy, as she seems to dislike girly things (in "Dance, Dance Resolution", she calls the Sadie Hawkins' dance "lame"), and enjoys more boyish hobbies, such as skateboarding, pranks, and video games. Her goal implies she enjoys cooking too. She is shown to dislike cheesy romance, and kissing, evident upon barfing at the nicknames Bobby and Lori give each other along with their kissing. Although she is still a tomboy and known for dislking girlish activities, she is friends with Sid, who is not a tomboy, which means she will still dance to Yoon Kwan for her or do anything else that she wouldn't do otherwise.
When she was first mentioned, Ronnie was said to be somewhat cruel with her pranks, which caused Lincoln ridicule. Lincoln's sisters deduced correctly that she had a crush on him, but was too shy and prideful to properly show them, so she used pranks to gain his attention. Since then, she seems to have calmed down on the pranks and mean behavior towards him, though is still shown to show tough love to Lincoln, putting a sloppy joe in his pants, slapping him for kissing her at Jean Juan's French Mex Buffet (though that was a fake), and Lincoln mentions in "April Fools Rules" that she could pulverize him when she gets mad.
Despite having a bad reputation of the toughest and meanest girl in school, Ronnie is also sensitive, insecure and fragile, because her feelings easily get hurt when people say mean things about her, doesn't like being misjudged, and she has been shown to act friendly and nice to Lincoln during their "date". She can also be compassionate and forgiving, as she forgave Lincoln twice for insulting her, and for trying to ditch her when she was trying to look for him to ask him to the arcade (though he thought she was trying to ask him to the Sadie Hawkins' dance). She also proves she can be grateful and kind, as she pranks Luan in return for Lincoln protecting her from Luan's pranks. In addition, as seen in "Shell Shock", Ronnie Anne appears to be less chaotic than she is credited for, as she is shown doing gratuitous tasks for her family and taking great care of an egg.
Ronnie Anne used to bully Lincoln, constantly tormenting the latter only to get his attention, but she's grown a huge soft spot for him and they became best friends ever since the episode "Save the Date". After moving to Great Lakes City, the two would occasionally hold video chats to catch up with each other, and either friend would occasionally come over to their house to visit. Despite her occasionally off-putting personality and their somewhat rocky relationship, she still deeply cares for her best friend, Lincoln.
During her time in Royal Woods, Ronnie Anne sometimes came off as unkind and somewhat cruel, though after moving to Great Lakes City, Ronnie Anne has softened up, becoming a nicer and friendlier girl; in addition, in "Friended!", she has also made a new best friend named Sid.
Ronnie Anne is a Latin-American girl with dark tan skin (tan in season 1), black hair worn in a low ponytail, freckles on her cheeks, and two buck teeth that stick out of her mouth. She wears a purple hooded jacket, blue jean shorts, a white tank top, and purple flats with light pink socks worn high. Her nightwear consists of a light purple shirt, and dark purple pants with socks. Now, her clothes are darker.
In Season 1, her jean shorts were initially blue.
In Season 2, her jean shorts are now a darker blue with her skin and jacket becoming darker.
Starting with Season 3, she now has bags under her eyes, likely from the stress of dealing with a big family like Lincoln.
In her prototype design, her skin was light, her hair was red, her sweatshirt was yellow, she wore black sandals, and she didn't wear any socks.