So who has ended up being one of the biggest stars the soap genre has even seen? None other than All My Children’s J.R. Martinez (Brot Monroe) who is now hitting the ballroom dance floor on ABC’s hit series Dancing with the Stars every week!
And through his performances and inspiring true life story, J.R. is now on the cover of this week’s PEOPLE magazine. Something only a small list of soap stars have ever been able to do! And, remember not even two months ago, he was a relative unknown to most American that is how popular J.R. has become!
According to PEOPLE, ” These days, the name J.R. Martinez evokes smiles, namely from the millions of Dancing with the Stars fans who have fallen in love with the Iraq-War-hero-turned-golden-boy of the ballroom. For its latest cover story, Martinez, 28, tells PEOPLE that he considers himself blessed to have experienced the trauma. If not for the Humvee he was driving hitting a land mine, “My life would not be what it is today: full of joy, happiness and positivity,” he says.
Congrats to J.R. on making the cover and getting his life story out to millions as an inspiration of hope, courage and inner strength!