JR Martinez, Diana Gonzalez Jones

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Following his Dancing With the Stars win, J.R. Martinez is getting ready to take on his next challenge: fatherhood!

The Iraq vet and his longtime girlfriend, Diana Gonzalez-Jones, are expecting their first child next spring, according to People.

And they already know the sex of the baby! 

"We found out just last week it's a girl and we are over the moon," Martinez told the mag. "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 get."  

"2011 has been full of a lot of surprises and opportunities and ultimately, a lot of blessings," Martinez went on. "Diana and I were just asking ourselves, 'How is 2012 going to top 2011?' Well, we have our answer!"

The couple met when Martinez nabbed a role on All My Children in 2008 and remained friends until they became romantically involved last year.


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