No shotgun wedding for J.R. Martinez and girlfriend
J.R. Martinez hopes to someday marry his pregnant girlfriend -- but not any time soon as she refuses to walk down the aisle with a baby bump!
J.R. Martinez is the Dancing with the Stars champion, expecting his first child and planning a future with girlfriend Diana Gonzalez-Jones -- in that order; though that's not the way he intended it to go.
"We thought we'd get married, give ourselves a couple of years and do more things, experience things as a couple and then we'd start to think about kids," J.R. Martinez told Us Weekly. "But life doesn't always work that way! Things happen! And I do see myself being with her forever."
While happily ever after as a married couple is on the agenda, don't expect to see Diana in a white gown anytime soon. The actor and veteran explained, "She made it very clear to me even before she was pregnant... that [she is] not walking down the aisle with a big belly. It'll definitely be something that's not happening in the next six months. Right now the focus is the baby and bringing the baby into the world. But [marriage is] definitely something we want."
J. R. Martinez and girlfriend Diana, pictured here at the CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute on Dec. 11, has revealed their surprise bundle of joy will be a daughter. "I'm thinking I'm going to have my girl play sports. I'm going to have her be active," he said. "Maybe [she'll] go to Karina Smirnoff's dance studio for lessons one day!"
Karina, the 28-year-old's Dancing with the Stars professional partner, knew of the baby-to-be well before the public, as J. R. Martinez would occasionally ditch practice for prenatal appointments. The dad-to-be explained, "I would tell Karina, 'Hey, I need to push rehearsal back an hour...' I was so focused mentally, emotionally, on Dancing with the Stars, and then I was also processing, 'Whoa, I'm going to be a dad!' That's a lot of information to process at one time!"