J.R. Martinez and his longtime girlfriend Diana Gonzalez-Jones recently announced that they are expecting their first child – a girl – next spring, and the Dancing With the Stars champ says he is looking forward to fatherhood so he can “pass on to my child things that have been passed on to me.”
“It’s a beautiful gift we’ve been given,” he says.
The Iraq war vet adds that when he and Diana found out they were having a girl, it just seemed like part of the plan. “God has a tremendous sense of humor that he wants to continue to surround me with women,” he laughs. “I was raised by a single mom so I think I’m sensitive to women. I just like spending time with women. I like to talk with women and listen to what they have to say.”
And though the baby’s arrival is several months away, J.R. already has big plans for his little girl. “I can’t wait to show her everything,” he says. “I want to get her into sports and I want her to know she can do anything and be anything she wants to be.”