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J.R. Martinez Becomes First-Time Dad

U.S. veteran, actor and "Dancing with the Stars" champ J.R. Martinez confirmed his girlfriend, Diana Gonzalez-Jones, gave birth to their daughter this week.

The child is the first for the couple, who met in 2008.

People.com said Lauryn Anabelle Martinez was 7 pounds, 13 ounces when she was born Wednesday evening in Los Angeles.

"She's already got a nickname -- Belle," Martinez told People.com.

"She has a couple of cute little freckles on her cheeks, a full head of hair and the cutest little lips," he said. "It's just amazing to see her, finally. She's beautiful."

Martinez is an Iraq war veteran who went on to act on the daytime soap opera "All My Children."

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