Baseball star Derek Jeter just welcomed a third child with his wife Hannah Jeter.
This news came as a shock to fans, who did not know that the couple was expecting. The former Yankee shortstop, 47, and his wife Hannah, 31, tied the knot in 2016. The couple shares two daughters together: Bella, 4, and Story, 2.
However, the Sports Illustrated model did not appear to be pregnant when she was spotted attending Jeter’s National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony only three months ago. This has led to rumors that they welcomed their third child via a surrogate, but the couple has yet to comment on those rumors.
The Players’ Tribute Twitter Account Reveals The Surprise Announcement
Congratulations Derek and @hannahbjeter on the birth of your baby girl, River Rose Jeter, born Thursday, Dec. 2.
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— The Players’ Tribune (@PlayersTribune) December 4, 2021
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The news was posted by the MLB’s Players’ Tribute, who broke the news on Saturday afternoon.
“Congratulations Derek and @hannahbjeter on the birth of your baby girl, River Rose Jeter, born Thursday, Dec. 2,” read the tweet.
Fans immediately took to the comments of the tweet in order to share their congratulations to the happy couple.
“Wow congratulations I didn’t know you were expecting again,” wrote one fan.
“Congratulations & God bless your beautiful family,” another wrote. “Welcome to the world River Rose Jeter.”
“Such a beautiful family!” another remarked.
“Welcome to the world River Rose!” commented another fan. “We’re so happy you’re here!”
“Congratulations to Derek and Jannah on baby girl number 3 River Rose,” another fan added.
Derek Jeter Dedicates His Hall Of Fame Speech To His Family
Derek Jeter was inducted into the Hall of Fame today.
Only 1 voter didn’t vote for him when ballots were cast.
“Thank you to the baseball writers–all but one of you,” Jeter said.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 9, 2021
During his Hall of Fame speech, Jeter took a moment to praise his wife and his two daughters.
“To my girls, Hannah, Bella, and Story: This day puts an exclamation point on my playing career, which was my first dream,” Jeter began. “Through you all and with you all, I’m living another one.”
He also added some advice for his daughters and wanted them to know that “your dad was far from perfect.”
“I made my fair share of mistakes on and off the field,” he continued, “But through it all, I tried to do the right thing. I found something I was passionate about and I worked harder than anyone else. I didn’t take any shortcuts to achieve it.”
He concluded his speech by saying, “I have zero regrets in my career, other than the fact that I didn’t get a chance to share it with you. What I will share is my story. Most of it won’t be what I accomplished on the field. It’s going to be the lessons I learned off of it. I hope I always make you proud.”