There’s a new lady in J.R. Martinez‘s life! The Iraq war veteran and his girlfriend Diana Gonzalez-Jones welcomed their first child together — Lauryn Anabelle — on May 2nd. Lauryn weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21 inches long. According to People, Lauryn is named after two other special ladies: Lauryn is for Diana’s younger sister, who passed away earlier this year, and Anabelle is for Martinez’s sister, who passed away when she was 6.
The holiday season is shaping up to be pretty interesting for J.R. Martinez! Just before Thanksgiving, the military veteran won Dancing With the Stars. Now, a few short weeks before Christmas, the actor and motivational speaker has revealed that he and girlfriend Diana Gonzalez-Jones are expecting their first baby next spring! Martinez took to Twitter to announce the happy news that a baby girl is on the way, saying, “First thing that crossed my mind when we found out we were having a girl. All the #emotional feelings, all the #beautyproducts, & the #OMG’s.”