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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