J.R. Martinez and his long-time girlfriend Diana Gonzalez-Jones are engaged!
“It wasn’t easy but we did it. Now we’re doing it. 💍 Who cares that our daughter was crying due to the fact that she fell right before and hurt her knee. We were basking in joy!” the All My Children actor captioned a photo of himself, Gonzalez-Jones and daughter Lauryn Anabelle, 5, whom the couple share together.
Martinez, a former U.S. Army corporal, survived a bombing in Iraq in 2003 before he began his career in entertainment. Five years later, in 2008, the vet met his bride-to-be when he joined the cast of All My Children. He played the role of Brot Monroe in the daytime drama series while Gonzalez-Jones worked as an assistant to the show’s executive producer. In 2010, the pair made their relationship official, and two years later, Gonzalez-Jones gave birth to their daughter Lauren.
“All this time I was looking for the perfect guy, and I had him right next to me,” Gonzalez-Jones told PEOPLE back in 2011. “We were so good as friends that romantically, we just clicked right away.”
The couple temporarily split 18 months after the birth of their daughter. "Diana and I have ended our relationship. However, we are committed to working together to raise our daughter in a healthy and happy environment,” Martinez said at the time. The couple eventually got back together, and Martinez said he has grown since and is ready to tie the knot.
Martinez was crowned champion of season 13 of DWTS in 2011. The couple hasn't yet revealed any further wedding plans just yet.