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Reigning Dancing With the Stars champion J.R. Martinez and his longtime girlfriend, Diana Gonzalez-Jones, have welcomed a baby daughter.

Her named is Lauryn Annabelle.

Lauryn Anabelle Martinez arrived Wednesday evening, May 2 in Los Angeles. “She’s already got a nickname - Belle,” J.R. told People of his newborn baby girl, who weighed in at 7 lbs., 13 oz. and is 21 inches long.

JR Martinez, Diana Gonzalez-Jones

“She has a couple of cute little freckles on her cheeks, a full head of hair and the cutest little lips,” he says. “It’s just amazing to see her. She’s beautiful.”

The Iraq war veteran and Gonzalez-Jones met when he landed a role on All My Children in 2008, and announced in December that they were expecting.

“God has a tremendous sense of humor and wants to continue to surround me with women,” J.R. joked in revealing that a baby girl was on the way.

Congratulations to the new parents!

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J.R. Martinez capped off an incredible 2011 with a Dancing With the Stars title. How can he ever top that heading into 2012? By becoming a father, for one.

He and girlfriend Diana Gonzalez-Jones are expecting their first child!

"We found out just last week it's a girl and we are over the moon," the 28-year-old Iraq War veteran, actor and motivational speaker confirmed to People.

JR Martinez, Diana Gonzalez-Jones

"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 possibly get." 

J.R. and Diana first met when he landed a role on All My Children in 2008. At the time, she was working as an assistant to the executive producer.

The two became close friends, but it wasn't until last year that the pair decided to take their friendship to the next level - and never looked back.

"We were so good as friends that romantically, we just clicked right away. There was no adjustment period," Gonzalez-Jones told the publication.

Impending fatherhood "is sinking in" Martinez says, admitting that he can't believe all of the good things that have happened in the past year.  

Congratulations to the happy couple!


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