Derek Jeter’s Wife Hannah Davis Announces Pregnancy in Detailed Post About Their Relationship: “We Met at the Right Time”

Hannah davis derek jeter May 2, 2016: Hannah Davis (L) and Derek Jeter attend the Manus x Machina Fashion in an Age of Technology Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Ovidiu Hrubaru /

Timing has been everything for Hannah Davis and Derek Jeter. The couple, who married last summer in Napa Valley, announced that they’re expecting their first child together on Monday, February 13, in a detailed post by Davis for Jeter’s publication, The Players’ Tribune.

“We met at the right time,” Davis, 26, shared. “To me, what matters in a relationship is being at the same place in your lives. And right from the start, I could tell that the timing of Derek’s life and mine were aligned. The truth is: Just as Derek had lived a whole life before he’d met me, I’d lived a whole life before I’d met Derek. Where we’d been, where we were and where we wanted to go — everything just seemed to fit.”

The former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model recalled the first moment she met Jeter—through a mutual friend—while she happened to be out to dinner in New York City with her mother. “I didn’t really know who Derek was at all. I can just imagine all of the New Yorkers reading this right now thinking, Oh, come aawwnn. They probably don’t believe me,” she expressed. “But it’s true.”

The timing, factored in with Davis’ lack of exposure to Jeter’s superstardom, helped their relationship flourish. “Derek and I met during the off-season, and I think that was a lucky break,” she shared. “I didn’t have any preconceptions about who he was, and I didn’t need much more to go on than this: I had met the nicest guy, and I wanted to get to know him on my own terms. Not Google’s.”


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But it was still a steep adjustment for the model. “But trust me, not all levels of fame are created equal,” she joked. “When Derek Jeter walks into a room … the whole room takes notice. Paparazzi followed us at times. People interrupted us during meals. The only way to maintain some sort of privacy — to be together, just the two of us — was to stay in. It’s funny: You don’t see many photos from the early part of our relationship … and that’s why. We rarely went anywhere.”

For Davis, the shortstop’s illustrious 20-year career didn’t truly sink in until Jeter’s final game in Yankee Stadium. “I remember watching Derek walk out to shortstop for the last time at Yankee Stadium. I remember how he seemed to be absorbing everything — every sound, every fan, all of the energy. There was something about the feeling of that night that was unforgettable. I knew how much it meant to me,” she expressed. “But for the first time, I think I could also fully sense how much it meant to everyone else… They grew up with Derek Jeter, and he grew up with them. And I don’t think I’d understood that before. But I’m glad I understand it now. Timing is everything.”

The model then announced she’s expecting her first baby with her husband—and it’s a girl! She adorably shared a photo of Jeter, 42, grasping dozens of pink balloons with a funny expression. “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,” she shared. “‘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.”

Congratulations to Derek and Hannah Jeter who are expecting their first child. • 📷: @hannahbjeter

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“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,” she concluded. “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. And if they want to play baseball, well, we’re gonna have a little talk first.”

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.