Derek Jeter is best known as a former professional baseball player, playing with the New York Yankees from 1995-2014. In addition to his numerous accomplishments on the field, the New Jersey native was recently inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was also well-known for his headline-making dating life, romantically linked to numerous stars like Mariah Carey, Jessica Biel, and Minka Kelly. He eventually, however, settled down with model Hannah Davis Jeter, and the two tied the knot in July 2016.
The following year, Derek and Hannah announced they were expecting their first child together. Although the pair likes to keep their family out of the spotlight, we gathered up some info about their three sweet girls, including their most recent newborn, welcomed Dec. 2021.
Bella Raine Jeter
Bella Raine Jeter is Derek and Hannah’s first child, was born August 17, 2017. Derek and Hannah are notoriously private with their family and have purposely kept their daughters far from the spotlight. Bella, however, was spotted (looking more adorable than ever) at the Sept. 2021 Baseball Hall of Fame ceremony in Cooperstown, New York, where her father was honored.
Moreover, Derek shouted out his wife and daughters at the ceremony. “My girls, Hannah, Bella and Story. You know, this day puts an exclamation point on my playing career, which was my first dream,” the former New York Yankee said at the time. “You know, through you all, with you all, I’m living another one.”
He went on to say to his wife Hannah, “I love you so much and, you know, there’s been nothing more fulfilling in my life than building our future and our family together.”
Story Grey Jeter
Story Grey Jeter was welcomed to the family in January 2019. Story was seen (along with big sister Bella) in a Jan. 22, 2020 video posted on the Instagram page for Derek’s media site, The Player’s Tribune. In the short video, Bella can be seen along with her baby sister, Story, as Derek is getting a call “25 years in the making,” aka the call inducting him into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Bella becomes overwhelmed with tears in the video, and cries on her daddy’s chest.
Speaking with Us Weekly in 2019, Derek noted how “awesome” it was to care for his girls. “You always hear people say, ‘Wait until you have your own kids,’ but it really is true. I couldn’t be happier. I’ve been blessed to have two beautiful daughters and I’m looking forward to seeing them grow each and every day.” The couple are raising their sweet family in Miami, purposefully away from the spotlight.
River Rose Jeter
The Jeters welcomed their most recent baby — another girl — River Rose Jeter on Dec. 2, 2021. The surprise news was shared by Derek’s media company, The Player’s Tribune, in a tweet made Dec. 4. “Congratulations Derek and @hannahbjeter on the birth of your baby girl, River Rose Jeter, born Thursday, Dec. 2,” the outlet shared on the platform.
Back in Nov. 2019, Hannah shared more details about her girls with the Editorialist, noting how she and Derek have chosen to parent. “They see their dad watch SportsCenter and all that, [but] we’ve sort of taken technology out of it,” she shared. “I grew up in a small community, my mom was a teacher, we had lots of arts and crafts going on. I think I raise my kids just how my mom raised me — being outside with nature and animals, trying not to be so on top of them, giving them safe places to explore and just use their imagination. I really value that.”