Derek Jeter and Wife Hannah Expecting First Child
Derek and Hannah Jeter announced Monday that they are expecting their first child, in a column written by Hannah on The Players’ Tribune.
Since his retirement from baseball, legendary New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has been just as busy as in his playing days. After launching The Players’ Tribune in 2014, Jeter married model Hannah Davis in 2016. Now, the couple are expecting their first baby this year.
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Hannah did not reveal how far along she is in her pregnancy, but she wrote that Derek has a name in mind for the baby girl.
“He already has a name in mind – he’s set on it,” she wrote. “[We’ll see.] He’ll say when he calls me during the day: ‘So, how are you and so-and-so doing?’
“‘That’s not the name yet, sweetie.’ Whatever her name is, I know she’ll run circles around him.”
Upon his retirement in 2014, Jeter made it clear that he was intent on starting a family in his post-baseball life. Derek, 42, and Hannah, 26, married last July.
“I have the utmost respect for these guys that are able to do it — you know, missing their kids’ birthdays and not being able to see them play Tee ball or summer ball and missing a lot of time,” Jeter said to NBC in 2014. “So it’s another reason why I feel as though now’s the time. I mean, I want to have a family. Who knows when it’s gonna be? But I look forward to it.”
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Hannah stressed that she and Derek will look to make life for their baby as normal as possible, even in the spotlight the couple live in.
“We want our kids’ lives to be as ‘normal’ as possible,” she wrote. “They’re going to be born into such an extraordinary situation. They’re going to have to be some strong little people. 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. It will be special, and it will be theirs.”
Additionally, the Yankees will retire Jeter’s number on May 14. During his career, he won five World Series titles, was named to 14 All-Star teams and ended his 20-year run in MLB with 3,465 hits.