Born August 27, 1983, Roberto Martinez captured national attention when he won Ali Fedotowsky‘s heart on the sixth season of ABC’s The Bachelorette. The minor-league baseball player-turned-insurance agent caught the former Facebook employee’s attention during the first night of filming with a sexy salsa dance that earned him the first impression rose. The pair had their first one-on-one date shortly after and Martinez seemed to be the front-runner from there on out.
After retiring from minor league baseball (he once played for the North Adams SteepleCats, just one town away from Fedotowsky’s native Williamstown, Massachusetts), the University of Tampa pitcher found work as a State Farm agent in Charleston, South Carolina.
Martinez proposed to a smitten Fedotowsky in Bora Bora, Tahiti, in May 2010 with a three-carat Neil Lane sparkler. After the finale aired in August 2010, the two moved into an apartment together in San Diego, California. They planned on getting married in 2011, but eventually split in November 2011.