It’s a significant moment, and one that’s had me thinking a lot about the end of his playing career — those last two years for him as a player, that also happened to be the first two years for us as a couple.
Big moments have a funny way of doing that, I think — of getting you to look over your shoulder and reflect.
We’ll want them to learn to help others, and to care for others, and to give back to the world. I hope that they know what they want and won’t settle for less.
We’ll let them know that they are strong and smart, and that they can do anything they put their minds to.
We want our kids’ lives to be as “normal” as possible.
They’re going to be born into such an extraordinary situation.
When a mutual friend introduced us while I was at dinner with my mom in New York, I didn’t really know who Derek was at all. Baseball wasn’t really “a thing.” We didn’t have professional teams to obsess over so I was never a baseball fan.
Don’t get me wrong: I’d been living in the city for a couple of years — and I know I saw Yankees hats and probably a Jeter jersey or two (or 100), but they didn’t register. Derek and I met during the off-season, and I think that was a lucky break.
Us Weekly previously revealed that the former New York Yankees shortstop and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover model were engaged in October 2015.
One month later, the athlete confirmed the news when he dropped the word “fiancée” in a post on his website.
They’re going to have to be some strong little people. I feel some sadness — and Derek must as well — thinking about how our children will never get to experience that time in his life.
We don’t want them to be defined by their dad’s name — for them, we want him to just be “Dad.” That will be the piece of him they’ll have that the rest of the world doesn’t. We can show them videos, and photos, and memorabilia — I already can’t wait to show them footage of that last night at the Stadium. I’ll tell them myself: Derek and I will want our children to understand that the lives they’ve been given are so fortunate, in so many ways.
“After the ceremony, they walked around holding hands and looking ecstatic,” the source tells Us.