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J.R. Martinez and girlfriend welcome baby girl

05/02/2012 by Kristina Lopez

"Dancing With The Stars" champ and former "All My Children" actor J.R. Martinez and his girlfriend Diana Gonzalez-Jones welcomed their first child, a girl, on May 2 in Los Angeles.

The girl, named Lauryn Anabelle Martinez, weighed in at 7 pounds and 13 ounces, according to People magazine. "She has a couple of cute little freckles on her cheeks, a full head of hair and the cutest little lips," Martinez told the magazine. He also revealed they've already been calling her "Belle" as a nickname.

The couple announced Diana Gonzalez-Jones' pregnancy in December. The Iraq War veteran met Gonzalez-Jones after he landed a role on "All My Children" in 2008, when she was working as an assistant to the show's executive producer.

Martinez, 28, and Gonzalez-Jones became good friends on set of the soap opera and their friendship blossomed into romance in 2010.

The actor took home the mirror ball trophy in 2011 during season 13 of "Dancing With The Stars."

The Louisiana native, whose full first name is Jose Rene, was deployed to fight with U.S. forces in Iraq in 2003 and suffered burns to more than 40 percent of his body after a Humvee he was driving hit roadside bomb. He has undergone more than 30 surgeries to repair the damage, which includes burns on his face and legs. Martinez became a motivational speaker and in 2008, began acting in "All My Children."

Martinez and his partner Karina Smirnoff beat out "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star Rob Kardashian and talk show host Ricki Lake to win the top honors on the dancing competition show. It was also the first win for pro Smirnoff.

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