What a year 2011 has been for Iraqi war vet turned motivational speaker turned actor turned ballroom dance champion, J.R. Martinez! The former star of All My Children and current champion of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars is expecting his first child with girlfriend Diana Gonzalez-Jones! The child is due next spring.
Martinez told PEOPLE exclusively, “We found out just last week it’s a girl and we are over the moon. 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. Diana and I were just asking ourselves, ‘How is 2012 going to top 2011?’ Well, we have our answer!”
So just who is Gonzalez-Jones? J.R. and Diane met when he landed a role his role All My Children in 2008. According to PEOPLE, “At the time, she was working as an assistant to the soap’s executive producer. The two became close friends, but it wasn’t until last year that the pair decided to take their friendship to the next level.”
Congrats to the couple from On-Air On-Soaps!