J.R. Martinez 'Tears Up' at Baby Shower
With their daughter due in May, J.R. Martinez and Diana Gonzalez-Jones celebrated her upcoming arrival with an English tea-themed shower Saturday.
Surrounded by 40 friends and family, the Dancing with the Stars champ and his girlfriend enjoyed cake from Sugar Fairy Bake Shop and “teared up” as they read messages guests had inscribed into a book. “It was lovely,” says stylist Jayneoni Moore, who helped to create the party’s theme.
“Our immediate families don’t live in L.A.,” Martinez, 28, tells PEOPLE. “We were worried about the love and support we would receive, but after the shower, Diana and I know we are surrounded by love and support on both coasts.”
Held at the home of All My Children executive producer Julie Hanann Carruthers, guests showered the couple — who met on the set of the former ABC soap — with gifts, including an Orbit Baby stroller and Daddy Scrubs.
The finishing touch? On their way out, each guest received a china teacup and saucer with English teas.
— Michele Stueven
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