J.R. MARTINEZ DANCING TO REALITY SHOW & WEDDING
“Dancing with the Stars” competitor and wounded war vet J.R. Martinez wants his own reality show to bring his amazing story to millions of fans – and then top it off with a wedding.
The 28-year-old badly burned ex-GI is pitching a show that will follow his life with girlfriend Diana Gonzalez-Jones, 29, and dog Romeo.
If the project comes together and Diana says yes to a marriage proposal, J.R. plans to get hitched in front of the cameras, say insiders.
“J.R.’s whole goal in life is to put his story of survival out there and prove to people that anything is possible,” revealed a close source.
“Right now he does that through motivational speaking, but he’d love to get a reality show where he can share his home life, life on the road as a speaker and life as an actor.”
In 2003, just two months after being deployed to Iraq as an infantryman, J.R. suffered severe burns on more than 40 percent of his body when a Humvee he was driving hit a land mine. He endured numerous skin grafts and underwent many reconstructive surgeries over a three-year span.
After recovering from his injuries, the hero landed a gig as veteran Brot Monroe on the ABC soap opera “All My Children,” where he met Diana, who worked as a production assistant.
The two became good friends before their relationship turned romantic in the fall of 2010.
Diana loves the idea of doing a reality show, although J.R. hasn’t mentioned the marriage-on-camera idea to her yet, disclosed the source.