This is so heartbreaking. A touching throwback clip of Jose Fernandez has surfaced, showing the Miami Marlins pitcher rubbing his pregnant girlfriend’s baby belly shortly before his tragic death. Not only does Jose look happier than ever, he even says ‘I’m in love.’ See it here.
Jose Fernandez, 24, couldn’t have been more excited to become a father for the first time, but tragically passed away on Sept. 25, long before meeting his unborn daughter. In a sweet throwback video shared on Oct. 10, the late Miami Marlins pitcher can be seen rubbing his pregnant girlfriend, Maria Arias‘ growing baby belly. He confesses to the camera, “Yea, I’m in love, man. I love this thing and I love this thing,” while giving his leading lady a sweet kiss on the cheek before cradling her tummy. “I’m in love, man. It’s hard to admit it. Tell me about it.” SO sad.
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The MLB star died early in the morning on Sept. 25, when his 32-foot fishing boat struck a jetty along Government Cut and Fisher Island in Miami Beach. His friends Emilio Jesus Macias, 27, and Eduardo Rivero, 25, also lost their lives in the crash. Although his toxicology report has yet to be released to the public, officials investigating the case are sure that it will provide even more valuable information as to what led to his untimely demise. Jose’s closest friends and family members gathered for his funeral on Sept. 29, including thousands of fans, who all celebrated his incredible life and accomplishments.
Jose’s friend, Scott Boras even gave a touching eulogy, talking about how excited the late pitcher was to become a dad. “He wanted to know, am I going to be a good father?” he recalled. “And I told you, you’re going to be a great father because you’re going to treat your child in the same way that your mother treated you, and you’ll know exactly what to do. The next day he ordered a baseball glove and put ‘Penelope’ for his unborn daughter [on it].” We’re sure Maria will help carry his memories forward and raise their little one to be the woman they both dreamed of.
HollywoodLifers, how SWEET is this video of Jose rubbing Maria’s baby belly? Leave your thoughts below!