Ronalda "Ronnie" Anne Santiago is a supporting character from The Loud House and the protagonist of the spin-off The Casagrandes. She is Bobby Santiago's younger sister, as well as the other best friend and former classmate of Lincoln Loud. They are often implied to secretly like each other as more than friends, but they don't like to admit or express it, and are quick to deny it to anybody who brings it up.
Ronnie Anne is 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 gives her a kiss 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 correct after all, as she then gives Lincoln an apology letter with her phone number on it, and a steak to heal his eye with.
Ronnie Anne makes her first on-camera appearance in "Save the Date". In the episode, Lincoln's classmates tease him about Ronnie's crush on him, resulting in him giving a speech about how he refuses to even consider her being his girlfriend. Unfortunately, Ronnie hears him saying this and is truly hurt about it. When she tells her older brother Bobby about it, he breaks up with Lori as a result. To set things right, Lori makes Lincoln go out with Ronnie on a double date with her and Bobby. Over the course of the date, Lincoln gradually finds himself bonding with Ronnie, 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 Ronnie again. Lincoln promptly apologizes to Ronnie for his behavior and even pulls her in for a kiss. The next day, when Lincoln is still being teased by his classmates about this, Ronnie slaps him in the face and acts as though she doesn't like him, but once his classmates have left the scene, she passes him an ice pack with an apology letter, saying she hopes that stopped the teasing.
In "Dance, Dance Resolution", it is the day of the school's Sadie Hawkins dance, but Lincoln and Clyde McBride 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 intends 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 date. Eventually, Ronnie shows up at the dance and finds Lincoln, and as it turns out, she was actually wanting to ask him to go to the arcade with her, which he does.
Midway through The Loud House's second season, in the episode "The Loudest Mission: Relative Chaos", Ronnie Anne, along with Bobby and their mother, Maria, moved out of Royal Woods to live with their extended family in Great Lakes City, setting up The Casagrandes. Since then, whenever she's not spending time with her cousins, Ronnie Anne is often having adventures with her new other best friend, Sid Chang, and occasionally keeps in touch with Lincoln through online chats, including hosting a series of weekly vlogs on the franchise's YouTube channel.
Episodes focusing on Ronnie Anne
The Loud House
- "Save the Date"
- "Shell Shock"
- "The Loudest Mission: Relative Chaos"
- "City Slickers"
- "The Spies Who Loved Me"
- "No Show"
- "Face the Music"
- "Pranks for the Memories"
- At the end of "The Loudest Mission: Relative Chaos", Ronnie Anne speaks to the audience in the same manner that Lincoln does, having been advised by him to try this as a way of coping with her new life. However, outside of the Lincoln & Ronnie Anne's VLOG YouTube series, she has oddly not done this once on The Casagrandes.