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J.R. Martinez Dishes On His Girlfriend And Life After Dancing With The Stars

November 13, 2011 08:00 AM by Megan Thompson



J.R. Martinez
has quickly become a fan favorite on ABC’s hit show, Dancing With The Stars. With his attitude and heroic story you can’t help but be drawn to this soap star. Keep reading to find out how J.R. Martinez met his girlfriend and what he plans to do when DWTS is over.

All My Children fans were already rooting for their soap star J.R. Martinez, but once J.R. proved he could dance and showed the world his personality he quickly became the fan favorite. J.R. has wowed the crowd each week with his dances, his amazing personality and dedication to this county. Now the public is curious about J.R’s girlfriend and his plans after DWTS is over.

J.R. met his girlfriend at his former workplace, All My Children. I guess it’s true Pine Valley is a magical place! At the time, Diana Gonzalez-Jones, was an assistant to the Executive Producer of AMC. J.R. told Access Hollywood, “We were friends, and, you know, it was a workplace, so you don’t want to cross the line. I was respectful of that, and for about two years we were great friends. So how did J.R. cross the friendship line with Diana? Well according to him, “Finally, something happened, something clicked, and I just said, ‘[Do] you ever look at me differently than just a friend?’ And the rest is history, the two are still dating today and J.R. has said Diana is the one for him! He is thankful their relationship was built on a strong friendship before they started seriously dating.

J.R. Martinez has no plans to slow down after his run on DWTS. He wants to continue acting and even write a book. But most of all J.R. wants to continue to raise awareness about the men and women who serve this country. J.R. told Access Hollywood, “If I can raise awareness, and I can be an inspiration to them and say, ‘OK, you can find something to do outside the uniform,’ but at the same time inspire American to step up, and give them basic ideas of what they can do to say, ‘Thank you’ – that’s my job.”

There is no doubt that J.R. Martinez will continue to do great things with his life. But will J.R. and Karina claim the mirror ball trophy? Let us know what you think, comment below!

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9 Responses to “J.R. Martinez Dishes On His Girlfriend And Life After Dancing With The Stars”

  1. gigi1972 Says:
    November 13th, 2011 at 9:23 am

    I saw him on Friday’s Jay Leno. He’s funny & wonderfully generous, sharing his spotlight with veterans in the audience and engaging fellow guest Modern Family actor in his conversation with Leno.
    I hope this “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” wins. Unfortunately, DWTS is also a pop. contest. … JR, may your fan base grow exponentially! No matter what, you’re a winner!

  2. Debbie Panter Says:
    November 14th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    JR’s telephone number for voting tonight would not work! Monday, 11/14/11. :(

  3. loretta tuttle Says:
    November 15th, 2011 at 10:47 am

    judges should GO!!!!they have been on Maks case for past 4 seasons makeing Maks come across as the
    mouthy bad guy.. Maks was right time for Len to
    retire and carrie ann just get a life..if your not male she is hateful…len is just plain hateful…I will be watching another program if slamming Maks is justified. You lost 3 other wonderful dancers, you really only have 4 left worth watching.

  4. GB2 Says:
    November 15th, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    JR: We are praying for you that your ankle heals so that you can forge ahead and win this things. You are loved!

  5. Gloria Hall Says:
    November 15th, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    J.R. Martinez dance with such grace one would think he danced professionally before. As and actor u think he’s and old pro. He has such a wonderful smile and I 4 one thank him 4 serving my country.

  6. Anne Carter Says:
    November 15th, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    I think that they are going to give the win to Ricki Lake or Rob Kardasian. My favorite is JR and I voted as many times as I could on three phones. I wish him the best and he is a “WINNER”!

  7. judy cash Says:
    November 15th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    It’s very obvious the judges have a great dislike of pro-dancer Maks. Unfortunately his partner, Hope will have to pay the price. Why did Carrie comment on Mak’s smile when no other judge throughout ALL the seasons of competitions has ever commented on any of the other dancers’ smiles.
    Don’t you think it’s time to get some new judges???
    These judges have more than worn out their welcome. I was so upset to hear them cut down the “physical looks” of the dancers. That is just totally unacceptable to be hurting people about their physical traits. .AND doing so in front of the world. Shame on them. I am sure they hurt those people with such uncalled for remarks.

  8. Kathy Huff Says:
    November 17th, 2011 at 1:34 am

    J.R. you are the BEST. I really hope you win. Take care of your ankle and come back next week showing them all up. I like Ricky Lake but you are just an inspiration to everyone. She has her fame. She just wanted to loose weight and she has. Rob is probably a nice guy but he cannot out dance you. You get into character and you move so gracefully.Thank you for all you gave for our country. I hope you and Diana have a very happy life. I look forward to seeing you with that mirrored ball in your hand and other acting jobs. We love you.

  9. Laura Says:
    November 22nd, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    JR you are the best. I’ve watched you from the first day on All My Children. You deserve the trophy.

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