Luisa has been happily married to his husband Jose for quite some time now. They tied the know in 2005 and welcomed their first child, a daughter named Monscrat, in 2003. During offseason, Jose and his family spend time in their Santo Domingo home.
“Valverde met his wife on Sept. 11, 2001, when he was out for dinner with his relatives and caught her eye. They married the next day.
That is his story, anyway, and he is sticking with it. When she found out he was a baseball player a month later, she was shocked.
“She said she never would have married me if she would have known,” Valverde said. “I said ‘Too bad. It’s too late now.’ ”
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