“Cracked Him Right Open”– Hannah and Derek Jeter’s Daughters Enable the MLB Legend to Express His Softer, More Vulnerable Side

Published 04/02/2023, 9:30 AM EDT

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Derek Jeter is known for his calm and composed personality, however, he has a softness to him that often goes unnoticed. His love for his wife, Hannah, and their three daughters brings out his deeply emotional and loving side. After marrying his soulmate and starting a family, Captain Clutch seems to have discovered a new joy in life that far surpasses even his love for baseball. His radiant love for the ballgame was evident in his plays, but now, as a father, he shines even brighter through his every interaction with his kids.

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Witnessing the former Yankees captain, who faced every obstacle with unbreakable resilience, now goofing around and doting on his kids is a heartening sight. He truly has found a new purpose, a new reason to smile, and a new way to show his heart. So let’s take a closer look at the man who’s now devoted his whole life to his girls. 

Derek Jeter’s softer side is always apparent when he is with his daughters 

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Hannah and Derek Jeter got married in 2016, and together they built a kingdom of their own with their three gorgeous daughters, Bella, Story, and River. It was a dream come true for the legend, because according to Hannah, “Once we got married, it was something that we knew that we wanted to kind of do right away, start a family. He always said from the very beginning, I’m gonna have all girls.”

As he embraced the role of a husband and a father, a new side to Derek began to shine through. He was not only an amazing husband, but he also proved to be an even better father. In the docuseries, The Captain, Derek’s softer side, is prominent as he is seen spending time with his oldest daughter. From silly face painting sessions to dorky dad dances, he has created core memories that will forever be etched in his and his kid’s hearts.

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Even his mother couldn’t help but be amazed, “And I’m like wow Derek, you’re letting your hair down even though I know he didn’t have any.” Hannah mentioned that having a baby girl, “cracked him right open” and allowed him to express his softer, more vulnerable side, and isn’t that just wholesome? 

For the baseball legend, being a father is the best thing that could’ve happened to him 

Derek Jeter has a touching story that proves that being a father meant more to him than anything else. One day while dropping his two- and half-year-old daughter at school. He felt emotional and shed a few tears, to which Hannah asked him, “Are you crying? You didn’t cry during your career, you didn’t cry when we got married, you didn’t cry when we got engaged, and you’re crying dropping your daughter off at school.”

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While recalling the story, he made it clear that the best thing that he did was to become a father, and it’s apparent that he won’t trade it for anything in the world. 

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Garima Verma

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Garima is a ‘rookie’ MLB writer at EssentiallySports. A Master’s Degree holder in Journalism from a top institution, Garima has often been enamored by the world of sport. She specializes in covering the core angles in MLB.
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Abhishek Kumar

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