Bio: Maria Arias is the girlfriend of the late Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez and is pregnant with his unborn daughter. She is a former college psychology student who started dating Jose in May 2016. Maria became pregnant just weeks into their romance. Jose revealed on Sept. 19 that he was expecting his first baby, but didn’t identify Maria in a social media photo of her wearing a bikini and showing her bump. On Sept. 25, Jose and two friends were killed in a boating accident in Miami. The media incorrectly identified his ex Carla Mendoza as his baby mama at the time, when on Sept. 27 it was revealed that it was Maria who is expecting.
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Maria is best known for being the girlfriend of the late Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez and the mother to his unborn child.
Maria met Jose through her sister’s husband, Jessie Garcia, a professional deep sea fisherman and a close friend of Jose’s. The pair moved in together in his Miami apartment shortly after they started dating and she became pregnant. According to her family members, he wanted to name their unborn baby girl Penelope.
Maria Arias is still grieving the loss of BF Jose Fernandez, but last week she had reason to smile when their baby Penelope was born! And opening up for the 1st time about the daughter Jose will never get to know, Maria said that while she’ll never recover from her loss, Penelope has brought her immense joy already.
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.
This is heartbreaking. Maria Arias was hysterically crying when a friend brought up her and Jose Fernandez’s unborn child at the baseball star’s funeral. She understandably could not keep it together when hearing about her late boyfriend’s plans for fatherhood.
Just devastating! Jose Fernandez was so excited to become a father, and one of his closest confidantes has revealed the adorable ways he was preparing to become a daddy. Keep reading for the touching tale of the first thing he bought for his unborn daughter.
Jose Fernandez exited this world too soon, and when he died in that tragic boating accident on Sept. 25, he left behind his pregnant girlfriend Maria Arias. The Miami Marlins pitcher was worth an estimated $6.5 million thanks to his epic career, and it will be distributed to his heirs, should they be named in his will. So will Maria inherit any of Jose’s fortune? HollywoodLife.com had a lawyer break it down for us.
Maria Arias has surfaced for the first time since her boyfriend, Jose Fernandez’s, shocking and tragic death. The pregnant 24-year-old put on a brave face as she joined Jose’s Miami Marlins teammates for an emotional memorial service on Sept. 28. Click inside to see the pics.
Jose Fernandez’s ex-fiancee, Carla Mendoza, is showing her support for the late Miami Marlins pitcher’s baby mama, Maria Arias. In a beyond heartbreaking Instagram post, Carla pays tribute to the late MLB star and wishes Maria and her future child love and happiness. We have the sweet photo and details, here.
Before his tragic passing on Sept. 25, Jose Fernandez was gearing up to be a father — and based on this video from August, he was super excited about it. Watch the late baseball star find out his baby’s gender in the clip right here, but be warned: You might get emotional!