Derek Jeter on Raising Strong Daughters, Parenting Challenges

The best #GirlDad! Derek Jeter works laborious to ensure his and Hannah Jeter‘s daughters really feel robust and supported at dwelling.

The retired MLB athlete, 48, and Hannah, 32, have been married since 2016 and share three youngsters: Bella, 5, Story, 4, and River, 15 months. Whereas discussing the couple’s partnership with Jeep Grand Wagoneer for his or her “Eyes Vast Open” marketing campaign, Derek completely spills his finest parenting secrets and techniques.

“You wish to be supportive,” he reveals within the new situation of Us Weekly, on newsstands now. “It seems like a cliché, however you’ll be able to accomplish something when you have the best folks round you.”

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Hannah and Derek Jeter.

The previous New York Yankees shortstop provides: “I would like my women to search out no matter that’s that they’re keen about, and I’ll be there to help them.”

Derek’s love of sports activities, nevertheless, may not run within the household. “My oldest was about 4 when she began tennis,” he recollects. “Sooner or later, I’m taking her to classes, and he or she says, ‘Dad, I don’t wish to go.’ I stated, ‘That’s effective, however inform me why.’ She stated she already is aware of how you can play! So we’ll discover one thing else for her.”

Whereas the New Jersey native needs his daughters to study all of the “life classes” that come from taking part in sports activities, he tells Us that he’ll “by no means push them” if athletics aren’t what they love.

The proud dad and mom are always “on [their] toes” with their women, and Derek isn’t afraid to confess that his palms are full. “It’s important to be very affected person as a result of — particularly at [their] ages — they don’t essentially perceive every part and so they ask plenty of questions,” he says.

Regardless of their public relationship, Derek and Hannah attempt to preserve their children out of the highlight. The mannequin was non-public about her being pregnant earlier than welcoming child No. 3 in 2021.

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Hannah and Derek Jeter.
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“I do know it’s mandatory in my trade, and I completely should when it’s a part of a contract. However lots of people put up their youngsters and husbands, and for me, that may by no means be the case,” she defined to The Editorialist two years prior. “Each my husband and I’ve been in a spot in our careers the place we now have to share a lot. And we are able to deal with it. However once you love one thing a lot, you wish to defend it greater than something on the earth. And for me, that’s my relationship, that’s my children.”

The household of 5 made a uncommon look collectively in September 2022 when Derek was honored along with his Nationwide Baseball Corridor of Fame induction at Yankees Stadium. “When the group was chanting my identify, I used to be making an attempt to clarify to my two oldest [daughters] … what was occurring as a result of I believed they could be just a little scared or intimidated by the noise,” he stated throughout the ceremony earlier than turning to Bella and Story so as to add, “I advised you this place was particular.”

Derek and Hannah’s busy schedules as dad and mom factored into their determination to group up with Jeep Grand Wagoneer. “There’s plenty of time spent within the automotive, whether or not it’s college drop-off, pickup or occasions. Jeep is only a excellent automotive for us, and the core values of the corporate align with me as an individual and as a household,” he tells Us.

For extra on Derek’s life as a dad — and his finest parenting recommendation — watch the video above and choose up the newest situation of Us Weekly.