JJ Barea and Zuleyka Rivera (Miss Universe, 2006) announced yesterday they’re having a baby. The Mavericks’ backup point guard has been dating the beauty queen for about 10 months. This was her statement to the media:
“All this took me by surprise, but I feel very lucky. I come from a very close family and I understand that a baby is a blessing. I’m sorry I had to leave this novel, it was another opportunity for my growth as an actress and achieve my professional goals. However, both JJ and I are happy to start a family together and I know God will reward us with a healthy baby and many more opportunities for both,
Buried at the bottom was this note: Rivera is seven weeks pregnant.
Barea, you may recall, was most effective in the NBA Finals in games five and six, scoring 17 and 15 points, respectively, in Dallas wins to capture the title. The Mavericks won game six in Miami on Sunday June 12. Well, we know how these two celebrated. [Google Translate]