July 24, 2016  

J.R. Martinez Announces Split From Baby Mama

January 10, 2014 (2:13 pm) GMT
The former 'Dancing with the Stars' champion says he and Diana Gonzalez-Jones are committed to raising their daughter together.

J.R. Martinez is back as a single man after splitting from baby mama Diana Gonzalez-Jones. The couple, who had been together for four years, has one daughter Lauryn Anabelle who was born 18 months ago.

"Diana and I have ended our relationship. However, we are committed to working together to raise our daughter in a healthy and happy environment," Martinez said in a statement to People. He also posted a message on Facebook Wednesday, January 8, "People change [it's] a part of life, but sometimes [it's] easier to hold on to the memories of who they were rather [than] to realize who they have become."

Martinez and Gonzalez-Jones met in 2008 when he was starring in "" and she was working as assistant to the show's executive producer. "All this time I was looking for the perfect guy, and I had him right next to me," Gonzalez-Jones told People in 2011. "We were so good as friends that romantically, we just clicked right away."

They announced the pregnancy a month after he won "" season 13. Martinez told Us Weekly at that time, "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. But life doesn't always work that way! Things happen! And I do see myself being with her forever."

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Despite Chipped Tooth and Skin Rash, Kim Kardashian Has Lots of Fun at Las Vegas Party
  2. Comic-Con: Brie Larson Officially Named Captain Marvel
  3. Comic-Con: 'The Vampire Diaries' Announced to End With Season 8. How Fans React?
  4. After Breaking Down on Stage, Selena Gomez Posts Cryptic Message on Instagram
  5. Comic-Con: 'Game of Thrones' Teases Season 7 With Production Video
  6. 'Kong: Skull Island' Poster Reveals First Look at the Beastly King
  7. Amber Rose Defends Kanye West Amid Taylor Swift Feud, but Begs Him to 'Stay out of the News'
  8. Comic-Con: Check Out 'The Walking Dead' Season 7 and 'Fear the Walking Dead' Season 2B Trailers