Congratulations are in order for J.R. Martinez and Diana Gonzalez-Jones!
The Dancing With the Stars champ and his longtime girlfriend are expecting their first child next spring, PEOPLE reports. “We found out just last week it’s a girl and we are over the moon,” Martinez gushed. “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 Iraq war vet and Gonzalez-Jones met when he landed a role on All My Children in 2008. She was working as an assistant to the soap’s executive producer. The two became close friends on set, but it wasn’t until last year that the pair took their friendship to the next level.
“We were so good as friends that romantically, we just clicked right away. There was no adjustment period,” Gonzalez-Jones said.
Impending fatherhood “is sinking in” Martinez said, and he admitted that it’s been an amazing year.
“2011 has been full of a lot of surprises and opportunities and ultimately, a lot of blessings,” Martinez said. “Diana and I were just asking ourselves, ‘how is 2012 going to top 2011?’ Well, we have our answer!”