[photogallerylink id=59137 align=left] It’s turning out to be a spectacular year for actor J.R. Martinez after winning the hearts of America and the big mirrorball trophy as the champ of Dancing With The Stars, and now the dancing hero has announced that he and girlfriend Diana Gonzalez-Jones are expecting their first child in May!
The couple is received the best Christmas gift with the news of a baby on the way! “We found out just last week it’s a girl and we are over the moon,”Martinez told PEOPLE. “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 two met while on the set of All My Children in 2008 and became friends, but it wasn’t until last year that it blossomed into a relationship. With all the exciting news and events that happened for J.R. in 2011, the actor now has a lot to look forward to in the new year as a father.
“2011 has been full of a lot of surprises and opportunities and ultimately, a lot of blessings,” says Martinez. ”Diana and I were just asking ourselves, ‘How is 2012 going to top 2011?’ Well, we have our answer!”
Congrats to the happy couple!
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