On December 4, 2010 @_ladydi_ & I took our two year friendship to the next level and started dating. Diana was hesitant because she didn’t want our friendship to end if it didn’t work out. I told her I see us together 6 months from now, 6 years from now, forever. She trusted & now we’re well on our way. Love you @_ladydi_ & happy you trusted me! #FromFriendsToForever #NineYearsLovingYou #BFF #AlwaysSomethingToCelebrate #WeHaveAFewAnniversaries #DatingAnniversarystillcounts
Meet J.R. Martinez
J.R. Martinez is an Army veteran, burn survivor, actor, motivational speaker, New York Times best-selling author, and Dancing with the Stars season 13 winner. J.R. travels the world spreading his message of resilience and optimism and does it all with a smile.
J.R. IN THE MEDIA
J.R.'s Story of Survival
In an exclusive interview for Nightline with ABC's Deborah Roberts, J.R. Martinez discusses his devastating injuries in the Iraq war which nearly took his life, his remarkable journey and an unlikely showdown with his mother while recovering in the hospital, all of which propelled him on the road to recovery and finally to the dance floor.
never stop searching for your smile.
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