'Dancing' winner soon to be a dad

In this image released by ABC-TV, war veteran and actor J.R. Martinez, right, and his partner Karina Smirnoff hold their awards after they were crowned champions of the celebrity dance competition series, "Dancing with the Stars," Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/ABC-TV, Adam Taylor)

December 21, 2011 8:59:07 AM PST
The new "Dancing With the Stars" champion will soon add another title to his resume ? dad.

People magazine reports Iraq War vet J.R. Martinez and his longtime girlfriend, Diana Gonzalez-Jones, are expecting their first child. The baby girl is due next spring.

The couple met back in 2008 when Martinez starred on "All My Children." She was working as assistant to the soap's executive producer.

Martinez took home the Mirrorball trophy on "Dancing With the Stars" last month.