J.R. Martinez Opens Up About Fatherhood

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J.R. Martinez opened up about the joys of new fatherhood during a Wednesday appearance on Bethenny.

Following the May 2 birth of daughter Lauryn Anabelle, the Dancing With the Stars winner admits when it comes to girlfriend Diana Gonzalez-Jones‘ body his “mindset is in a different place” now.

“You’re like, ‘Hey, that’s how we got Belle. Pull out the boob! She’s hungry!’” the new dad, 29, joked.

He added that life now revolves around feeding baby Belle. “It’s not even about me,” he said. “It’s about her. Feed her! It’s a carton of milk. It’s straight up milk now.”

The Iraq war veteran — who “never would have predicted, being in the hospital bed in 2003, that I would ultimately” have a daughter one day — said he can’t believe his father left when he was a baby.

“[I was] nine months old,” he shared. “My mom’s been here a couple of times with the baby. And holding Belle one day, I said to my mom, ‘How could my father leave?’ I was seven months older than she is. How can you leave this? That’s so hard.”

“My father left … but I tell my mom — and I told my mom this when I was a kid — I said, ‘You know what, Mom? Good thing he left because you’re a strong woman,’” he added.

 

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