The latest Dancing with the Stars champion Iraq war veteran and actor J.R. Martinez told People magazine that he and his longtime girlfriend Diana Gonzalez-Jones are expecting their first child, a daughter next spring.
The two met on the set of the now-canceled soap, All My Children, where Martinez starred as a US Army soldier. In real life, Martinez incurred burns over 40 percent of his body in 2003 when the truck he was driving in Iraq ran over a land mine.
He has since triumphed over that horrific injury and has been an inspiration to many, soldiers, vets, injured, civilians, men, women and young alike!
Congrats! What a great holiday present indeed!