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J.R. Martinez: ‘God Has a Sense of Humor’ Giving Me a Girl

12/19/2011 at 02:00 PM ET
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When J.R. Martinez learned that he and girlfriend Diana Gonzalez-Jones were having a girl, he couldn’t help but smile.

“God has a tremendous sense of humor that he wants to continue to surround me with women,” laughs Martinez.

“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.”

Even though the baby’s arrival is several months away, the Iraq war veteran-turned actor and Dancing With the Stars champ is already making plans for his little girl, due in May.

“I can’t wait to show her everything,” Martinez, 28, 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.”

Most of all, Martinez 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 adds.

– Monica Rizzo

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nat on

congrats j.r!

Denise504 on

Nice, but hopefully the baby will get to see some WEDDING PICTURES at least before she is brought into the WORLD…Yes I said that…..

heyheyney on

I am so happy for this man and his gf. I wish for nothing but a life time of happiness. Congrats JR!

CINDY on

Congrats JR on your baby girl. As one home town to another way to go.

Cat on

I am truly excited for JR and Diana. He struck me as a wonderful person who is full of hope and has a unique perspective on the world given his injuries and all he has had to face with them.

My hope is that they are loving parents to their daughter and find happiness in her and each other for the rest of their lives.

Congratulations!

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