Congrats to the brand new parents!
Posted: 2:14 pm Friday, August 18th, 2017
Congrats are in order for Derek Jeter & his wife Hannah, who welcomed their first child together! The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model gave birth to a baby girl named Bella Raine Jeter on August 17, according to an announcement from The Players’ Tribune, the website the baseball player founded. The first-time parents announced they were expecting back in February. “Now, pregnant with our first child, Derek and I are looking to the future,” Hannah wrote on The Players’ Tribune. “He already has a name in mind—he’s set on it. (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.” “Derek and I will want our children to understand that the lives they’ve been given are so fortunate, in so many ways. We’ll want them to learn to help others, and to care for others, and to give back to the world. We’ll let them know that they are strong and smart, and that they can do anything they put their minds to. I hope they’ll be honest like their father. I hope they’ll be stubborn like me. I hope that they know what they want and won’t settle for less,” she wrote. “And if they want to play baseball, well, we’re gonna have a little talk first.” What kind of parents will they be? “I think I’ll be strict because my parents were relatively strict with me,” she’s said in the past. “You just want them to get through high school and get them on the right path.” Bella came into the world shortly after the couples first wedding anniversary, which was in July. “I look forward to having a family. I just don’t think personally I would have been able to juggle family and my career at the same time…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 has said in the past. “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.”
Congratulations Derek and @hannahbjeter on the birth of your baby girl, Bella Raine Jeter, born Thursday, Aug. 17.
— The Players' Tribune (@PlayersTribune) August 18, 2017