J.R. Martinez Wants His Daughter to Play Sports

12/19/2011 at 09:00 AM EST

J.R. Martinez Wants His Daughter to Play Sports
J.R. Martinez and Diana Gonzalez-Jones
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When J.R. Martinez learned that he and his girlfriend, Diana Gonzalez-Jones, were having a girl, he couldn’t help but smile.

"God has a tremendous sense of humor that he wants to continue to surround me with women," says Martinez, 28. "I was raised by a single mom so I think I'm sensitive to women. I just like spending time with women. I like to talk with women and listen to what they have to say."

Even though the baby's arrival is several months away, the Iraq war veteran-turned actor and Dancing With the Stars champ is already making plans for his little girl.





"I can't wait to show her everything," Martinez says. "I want to get her into sports and I want her to know she can do anything and be anything she wants to be."

Most of all, Martinez says, he is looking forward to fatherhood so he can "pass on to my child things that have been passed on to me."

"It's a beautiful gift we’ve been given," he adds.

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