by: Chelsey Vergara
Former Miss Universe Zuleyka Rivera and boyfriend Juan José “J.J.” Barea, point guard for the Dallas Mavericks, are expecting their first child together. Zuleyka Rivera, who has also starred in telenovelas, said she was surprised when she found out that she was seven weeks into her pregnancy. She was already in the process of starring in a new soap opera called “Corazón Apasionado” (Passionate Heart) but turned it down quickly when she got wind of her pregnancy. She went on to say that she is “happy to start a family together” with J.J.