Derek and Hannah Jeter Welcome Baby Girl
Bella has arrived.
Derek and Hannah Jeter have added a new player to their team.
The model and former New York Yankees player and model have welcomed their first child. The Players' Tribune, the media platform founded by Derek in 2014, tweeted the happy news on Friday.
"Congratulations Derek and @hannahbjeter on the birth of your baby girl, Bella Raine Jeter," read the tweet. She was born Thursday, Aug. 17.
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
Congrats to Derek & Hannah Jeter on the birth of their daughter, Bella Raine Jeter. We can't wait to meet her! pic.twitter.com/EjQpoNgiqT— New York Yankees (@Yankees) August 18, 2017
Hannah took to the sports website in February to announce her pregnancy.
"Big moments also have a funny way of making you look ahead," she wrote at the time. "Now, pregnant with our first child, Derek and I are looking to the future."
The Sports Illustrated swimsuit model also noted that she wants her kids' lives "to be as 'normal' as possible."
"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," she continued. "It will be special, and it will be theirs."
Derek, 43, and Hannah, 27, tied the knot in July 2016 at a private ceremony at the Meadowood Napa Valley Resort in St. Helena, California. The former MLB star also used his website to subtly break the news that he was engaged by referring to Hannah as his "fiancee" while writing about his pet dog Kane.
Congrats to the family of three!