Zuleyka Rivera, who was crowned Miss Universe in 2006, is pregnant with her first child, People en Español reports. The Puerto-Rican beauty queen issued a press release which stated that she is pregnant with fellow Boricua Dallas Mavericks player, JJ Barea.
Rivera, who had begun filming a new telenovela Corazón Apasionado, had to retire from her role to focus on her pregnancy.
“All this came as a surprise, but I feel very fortunate. I come from a very close family and understand that a baby is a blessing,” she said. She also added that Barea is happy to start a family together, but that they do not have any plans to get married for now.