Credit: John Salangsang | LEP | Splash Photo: J.R. Martinez and Diana Jones at the CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute in L.A. on December 12, 2011

It's been a good year for Dancing With the Stars Season 13 winner J.R. Martinez, but it's about to get even better: The famous war vet and DWTS champ has just revealed that he and girlfriend Diana Gonzalez-Jones are expecting their first child — a baby girl, due next spring. 

"We found out just last week it's a girl and we are over the moon," J.R. told PEOPLE. "Diana has a little baby bump now and it's the cutest thing ever. With the holidays coming up, this is the biggest and best gift we could get." 

And, still fresh off his DWTS win, J.R. says that things keep getting better. "2011 has been full of a lot of surprises and opportunities and ultimately, a lot of blessings," he says. "Diana and I were just asking ourselves, 'How is 2012 going to top 2011?' Well, we have our answer!"

With his long history of motivational speaking and inspirational story, we have no doubt that J.R. is going to make an amazing father — and he and Diana seem to be a perfect match. Congratulations to the happy couple!

Source: PEOPLE