Dancing with the Stars Champ J.R. Martinez Marries Longtime Girlfriend Diana Gonzalez-Jones
J.R. Martinez is a former actor and soldier who survived a 2003 explosion while serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq
From Mirrorball champ to married man!
Martinez, a former actor who survived a 2003 explosion while serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq, wore a gray suit and pink tie for the occasion, according to photos obtained by the Daily Mail. His bride wore a wedding gown with a mermaid silhouette, embellished with jewels along the V-neck.
Martinez and Gonzalez-Jones’ 5-year-old daughter Lauryn Anabelle was present for the beach nuptials.
The couple met in 2008, when Martinez, 35, landed the role of Brot Monroe on ABC soap All My Children. At the time, Gonzalez-Jones was an assistant to the show’s executive producer. The two became fast friends, but their relationship didn’t turn romantic until late 2010, when Martinez suggested the two go out on a date.
“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 clicked right away.”