J.R. Martinez ‘Tears Up’ at Baby Shower

03/21/2012 at 05:00 PM ET

With their daughter due in May, J.R. Martinez and Diana Gonzalez-Jones celebrated her upcoming arrival with an English tea-themed shower Saturday.

Surrounded by 40 friends and family, the Dancing with the Stars champ and his girlfriend enjoyed cake from Sugar Fairy Bake Shop and “teared up” as they read messages guests had inscribed into a book. “It was lovely,” says stylist Jayneoni Moore, who helped to create the party’s theme.

“Our immediate families don’t live in L.A.,” Martinez, 28, tells PEOPLE. “We were worried about the love and support we would receive, but after the shower, Diana and I know we are surrounded by love and support on both coasts.”

Jennifer Carrillo/Bella Rosa Photography

Held at the home of All My Children executive producer Julie Hanann Carruthers, guests showered the couple — who met on the set of the former ABC soap — with gifts, including an Orbit Baby stroller and Daddy Scrubs.

The finishing touch? On their way out, each guest received a china teacup and saucer with English teas.

— Michele Stueven

For more exclusive photos and details on the special occasion, pick up the new issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

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lol on

Congratulations Diana & J.R. Love his spirit!!

Becki on

They seem like such nice people. Congrats and good luck to them!

kellee riddles on

i hope that she comes on my birthday

babyface on

Why does he have his hand on the cake? Is it plastic?

Will the child’s surname be Gonzalez-Jones-Martinez?

Louise on

Love JR! Congrats to the couple.

Peipei on


Kathy on

I wish you all nothing but happiness and love. You look like such a wonderfully blessed couple!

Denise on


sue on

Congrats to JR & Diana..wishing you both forever happiness with your baby

Cinder Lou on

This couple seems so sweet – and I hope the baby they are expecting arrives safely and fills their lives with joy. Congratulations, once again!

Azure on


He’s touching the cake because there is a little baby on it.

emily on

babyface- I thought the same thing…..it seems odd. And Azures explanation doesn’t make sense. Hes not even touching the baby, his hand is palm down in front of it, like its resting. I’m thinking its a bad photoshop job? They had a picture of the couple, but wanted to cut in a picture of the cake as well.

mary on

I am very happy for JR and Diana -they seem to happy about the pending birth! wishing them every joy and happiness!

Anonymous on

His middle finger is on the baby’s bottom and his hand is hovering over the cake itself.

Shannon on

What a beautiful couple. Loving that dress.

Indira on

My friend attended their babyshower it was weeks ago, not on saturday. Maybe they had more than one.

Anonymous on

If you look closely at the cake, it appears that it’s covered by fondant rather than regular frosting. Trust me, unless he was pressing down really hard, J.R. probably didn’t even put a dent in the cake! As long as he washed his hands before touching the cake, I don’t see the problem with him doing so.

Anyway, sounds like they had a great time, and I LOVE that the shower was for both of them rather than just Diana. Also, on a totally random note, Diana reminds me of someone (another celeb mom who recently gave birth), but I can’t think of who!

anonymous on

Party was this past Saturday. Probably more then one shower…most people have more then one these days. He is touching the baby on the cake and it is absolutely not photoshopped. The baby on the cake was actually made by hand by the baker. It was amazing, the baker did an incredible job….hope that clears things up.

Jillian on

Indira, well then they had more than one, like many people do, because they most certainly had one this past weekend 🙂 anonymous, I agree. It was amazing, as are they!


AnonSB on

Actually not touching the cake. Hovering hand over the cake and directed at the baby. Look like two fabulous, happy people!

Anonymous on

I finally realized who Diana reminds me of, and while it’s a celeb mom, it’s actually not one that recently gave birth as I first thought. The celeb mom she reminds me of is Jennifer Hudson. 🙂

torgster on

What a breath of fresh air after reading about that egocentric event of Jessica Simpsons!

DaisyMoon on

The baby on the cake is NOT handmade…”First Impressions” sells the mold and it’s VERY popular with cake decorators. Those little babies have been made by many.
The “lace” surrounding the cake is called Sugar Veil…it’s completely edible.