07/09/14 (Updated)

Mike Trout's girlfriend Jessica Tara Cox

Mike Trout's girlfriend Jessica Tara Cox is the envy of every woman in Southern California. Taking claim as Mike Trout's girlfriend has to garner envy across Angels country with the 22 year old who most declare the best player in baseball. Trout's arrival in 2010 was overshadowed in part by the Free Agent acquisitions of CJ Wilson and Albert Pujols, but within weeks of Trout's call up, Angel players and fans alike knew their fate lay with the success of the golden kid.

People are using adjectives all over the place to describe Trout: hustle, heart, grit, determination and humility are all towards the top of those lists. There's little doubt that part of Trout's charm and humility come from keeping close ties to his hometown roots. The New Jersey kid has stayed close to both his parents, and his girlfriend. Mike Trout has been dating Jessica Cox since high school, and it appears that she's headed out west to be with him during his whirlwind ride to the top of the baseball world.

Trout told the Philadelphia Daily News that he knows why he stays with Cox:

"I met her in high school, and we trust each other, and she is one of my best friends. She is somebody I can talk to and is always here for me."

Jessica Tara Cox has already become a regular fixture at Angels Wives charity drives, most recently participating in a "Fill the Boot," campaign which raises funds for local fire departments. Jess previously attended Lebanon Valley College studying elementary and special education. So to recap: charitable, loyal girlfriend, who also has higher education in teaching children with special needs. I mean, Trout could probably land most girls in the OC, but I think he's with the best one he could find. Impressive resume, and here's to hoping Mike stays true to the roots that got him here.

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12 Responses to “Mike Trout's girlfriend Jessica Tara Cox”

  1. tom green

    hey jess its tom green u sure have caught urself a record trout lol

  2. Keith

    Good for you guy's glad to see a fellow South Jersey boy make it. Keep Jess with you so you do the right things. It's easy to blow your shot. Went to Schalick High School (years ago) had my shot but thought I knew it all. Real proud of ya and my son is looking up to you. See ya when you come to Texas (Rangers)

  3. Ben Dover

    Get it in Mike!!!!!

  4. Bobby Keane


    Mike is a grounded guy because his parents Debby and Jeff raised him properly. I know you will have many happy years ahead as mates and best friends.

    Wishing you all the best!!!!

    Bobby Keane
    Birgit K. Toome,MD.

  5. David Main

    Playing down a few leagues huh trout? Big league bat needs a gal higher than a 4.3

  6. Emily

    his girlfriend was a substitute teacher for my class a lot of times, and he comes from my town!

  7. mark

    She is average looking. 6/10

  8. Miranda Solevilla

    Jessica Tara Cox,
    I just wanna say my son has loved Trout since the beginning i. Have always loved the Angels and got my son to love them too. I taught him win or loose we are always Angels fans through and through.....
    But i just wanna give you my support cause im sure its hard on your end with social media and some or any negative comments idots try to tear you down. But you always remember they are absolutely no one and nothing to you or trout. And you are more than just Trout. Always remember my dear you are amazing just being you.... That is why Trout fell in love with you. You've been there from the beginning and i hope to see you with him till the end....
    I hope Trout is really what its all about he is my sons idol. I hope there is way more to him than baseball. I hope he is not only tuff on the outside but inside as well.
    I hope that he doesn't loose himself in the ways of the world.
    Cause its hard you both are extremely young and people can be really cruel and women straight evil... The 2of you have my respects and support. Keep your head up Jessica you know who you are hold on to that.... Don't ever become who the media will try to turn you into.....
    FYI. You are Beautiful and. 100% strong just you by yourself holdon to that .....

  9. Bigal

    Hey Mike and David, why dont you post some pics of the pigs you are with?

  10. Angel's fan


    I'm a new Angel's fan because a good friend of my daughter was traded to the Angels. Best wishes to you and Mike. He's lucky to have found a lovely woman who loves him cause he's MIKE and not an MLB paycheck.

  11. Nicole 2/28/15

    Hey Jess! U have one heck of an athlete for a boyfriend! He is my favorite player and I would love to meet him someday! Best of luck to u Mike in the 2015 year!

  12. BlackNavigator

    Mike, Jessica...I am so happy for two South Jersey people who seem to have their head on straight. Greetings from Vineland and Millville, and may God keep you both strong and together. Forget the haters and trust in your love for each other. The African American and Hispanic communities in South Jersey are very proud of what you accomplished. Be blessed.