04/04/2012: More proof that Jeanne does exist!
Jeanne Paulus was on hand for the press conference when the Reds announced they had inked their franchise first baseman to a 10 year, $225 Million deal. Joey did thank his girlfriend during the presser and threw one joke at his long time partner:
“My girlfriend probably hopes this is a trend going forward that I’m more willing to make long-term commitments."
Perfect way to deflect the engagement talk.... Well done, Joey!
There's admittedly not much on Joey Votto's girlfriend. We do know that the lovable Canadian Joey has been dating Jeanne Paulus for more than 5 years. Our best sleuthing seems to indicate that Jeanne, who works as a dental hygenist, splits time between living in Cincinnati and Florida, which certainly makes sense considering Joey spends his off-seasons in Florida.
Joey specifically thanked Jeanne by name for her continued support at the 2010 Baseball Writers’ Association of America annual gala.