Chopped Onions Alert: Jeff Bauman, Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor, Is Engaged to His Pregnant Girlfriend
Source — A man who lost his legs in the Boston Marathon bombings, then helped authorities identify the suspects, is engaged and an expectant father.
Jeff Bauman, 28, and his fiancee, Erin Hurley, 27, told The Associated Press in a recent interview that the baby is due July 14. They don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl, and they want it to be a surprise.
“My mom loves it. My dad’s going crazy,” Bauman said. As for himself, “I just want to be a good dad.”
The two have been preparing for the baby’s arrival by painting a nursery in their home in Carlisle. Hurley said Sunday that she and the baby are healthy and her pregnancy is going well. They became engaged in February and together picked out a white-gold engagement ring. She said they plan to marry next year.
“We’ve got a lot going on. So we don’t need to do everything all at once,” she said.
An AP photo of a badly injured Bauman being rushed away in a wheelchair by three rescuers became one of the most memorable images of the April 15, bombings, which killed three people.
He was standing near the finish line waiting to cheer on Hurley as she completed the marathon when the two bombs exploded. Bauman became a hero after he provided a description of one of the suspected bombers from his hospital bed.
Bauman’s memoir on his experiences, called “Stronger,” is out April 8, one week before the anniversary of the bombings.
Is somebody chopping onions in my cubicle this afternoon, because it just got a little watery in here. What a stud. This is such a feel good story, and really one that can’t be explained in words. You never hear about Jeff Bauman going on a crusade against the marathon bombers or lashing out to local newspapers or websites. He just keeps on livin’, man. At 28 and in the prime of his life, Jeff almost got everything senselessly taken away from him, but you’ll never hear him complain about it. He’s too busy being a good boyfriend and eventually one hell of a father. Good for you, Jeff Bauman. You’re a hero in my eyes.
DJ Pauly D, the onetime Johnston DJ who rose to fame on MTV’s “Jersey Shore” and “The Pauly D Project,” is a father, celebrity-gossip website TMZ reports.
Says TMZ: “The mother is 26, born in Jersey but she met Pauly in Vegas last year. We’re told they hooked up while he was DJing in Sin City. The baby is a few months old, living with her mom.”
The 33-year-old Pauly D, aka Paul DelVecchio, retweeted TMZ’s tweet of its story, and is accepting and retweeting congratulations sent on Twitter.
TMZ quotes him as telling the website: “I’m proud I’m a father. I am excited to embark on this new part of my life.”
Congrats Pauly! Congrats even though the whole world knows this is a Vegas baby. What’s the old adage? “What happens in vegas can grow inside your stomach and be born in Jersey”?….I think that’s the saying.
Here is how I picture Ron Paul finding out.
I like to consider myself a connoisseur, a connoisseur of the adult video variety, if you will. This story is so hot on the webternet right now, it’s melting my screen (not at work). It’s about these two broads, WHO HAPPEN TO BE MOTHER AND DAUGHTER, looking for a father son duo to star with them in their next scene. Now, I’ve never laid my eyes on these two in action before, but from an amateur standpoint, they got some potential. I mean they’re no Amia Miley or Lisa Ann, but they’ve got potential.
Regardless if they find their prince charmings or not, I, in quite a disturbing fashion, thought, “hm, I wonder if me and my old man threw out hats into the ring here”. Now, to give you some background, I’m close to 6′ tall, 185 lbs of twisted steel and sex appeal, my dad is about 5′-9′, 300 lbs of corned beef and crooked teeth. I’ve thought I may be a product of a mail man, but he and I aren’t, how you say, the same color. But that’s neither here nor there. If me and the white rhino got together with these two lovely ladies, there is no doubt in my mind we would put on a show that would make Scott Nails and Johnny Sins look a couple of chumps. What we lack in size and endurance will be made up for ten fold with showmanship and charisma.
However, the big guy is spoken for and we come as a package (get it) deal. I forgot to mention they go by the stage name of Sexxxton, pretty clever. You can call us the Bern-Ohhhs. Drink it in.