Congratulations to Dancing With the Stars champ JR Martinez and his girlfriend Diana Gonzalez-Jones. The couple just announced they are expecting their first child next spring!
“We found out just last week it’s a girl and we are over the moon,” Martinez, told People magazine. “Diana has a little baby bump now and it’s the cutest thing ever. With the holidays coming up, this is the biggest and best gift we could get.”
The pair first met in 2008 when Martinez was cast in ABC’s soap opera, All My Children playing the role of Brot Monroe. At the time, Diana was working as an assistant to the soap opera’s executive producer and the two became close friends. Things didn’t get romantic until 2010, and they’ve been together ever since.
The Iraq war veteran told the mag, “2011 has been full of a lot of surprises and opportunities and ultimately, a lot of blessings,” said Martinez, who took home the DWTS mirror ball trophy last month. “Diana and I were just asking ourselves, ‘How is 2012 going to top 2011?’ Well, we have our answer!”
Look for Martinez at the 2012 Tournament of Roses Parade on January 2nd, where he will serve as the event’s Grand Marshal!