Dancing With the Stars Champ J.R. Martinez to Be a Dad!

Celebrity Moms Dec. 17, 2011 AT 6:40PM
Dancing With the Stars Champ J.R. Martinez to Be a Dad! Credit: Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic

2011 just keeps getting better for J.R. Martinez!

Not only did the actor and war vet win Dancing With the Stars' 13th season in November, but now Martinez has even more good news to share: He's going to be a dad.

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Martinez, 28, and his girlfriend Diana Gonzalez-Jones are expecting their first child -- a girl -- next spring.

"First thing that crossed my mind when we found out we were having a girl: All the #emotional feelings, all the #beautyproducts, and the #OMG's," the father-to-be tweeted Saturday.

The Iraq war veteran met Gonzalez-Jones on the set of All My Children in 2008, when he landed a role and she was working as an assistant.

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"We were friends, and, you know, it was a workplace, so you don't want to cross the line," Martinez told Access Hollywood earlier this year of his girlfriend. "I was respectful of that, and for about two years we were great friends."

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"Finally, something happened, something clicked, and I just said, '[Do] you ever look at me differently than just a friend?' And she kind of paid attention to it, and here we are! It's great."

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