Carlos Beltran and his wife Jessica Lugo had their first date on Valentine’s Day, 1998 and were married November 6, 1999, despite Carlos proposing over the phone. The two were on their Honeymoon cruise when Carlos found out that he won the 1999 AL Rookie of the Year.
On October 11, 2008, Carlos and Jessica renewed their wedding vows in a joint ceremony with Marc Anthony and wife Jennifer Lopez in a Las Vegas hotel suite.
The timing of this created what may be the single most ridiculous mini-controversy the New York media has ever cooked up, when they began questioning why would Beltran plan a trip and ceremony to Las Vegas for the second weekend in October in the thrust of the playoffs. Beltran never responded to the criticisms, presumably because he had better things to do than entertain the incoherent musings of an insane press corps.
To get calm before every at bat, Carlos carves the letter ‘J’ (for Jessica) in the batter’s box with his bat.