Dodgers Lifestyle: Los Angeles Love Stories
Kiké Hernandez & Mariana Vicente's Puerto Rico Wedding
Photo Credit Branco Prata

Drafted in the sixth round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft by the Houston Astros, Enrique Kiké Hernández made his playing debut on July 1, 2014, against the Seattle Mariners. Later that month he’d be traded to the Miami Marlins, and then again in December to the Los Angeles Dodgers in December 2014.

After being assigned to the AAA Oklahoma City Dodgers, Hernández was recalled by the Dodgers on April 28, 2015. During that season with Los Angeles, Hernández became intrigued by an actress in a film he had been watching and looked her up online. He learned that the actress, Mariana Paola Vicente was a former Miss Puerto Rico, and living in Los Angeles.

So like many other millennials, he reached out and contacted her through social media. Not much different than finding a Russian bride online when you think of it. According to Vicente, Kike “found me on social media and sent a message congratulating me on my performance”. Two months later, they arranged to have lunch, and six months after that officially began dating.

Engaged in 2017, the couple tied the knot a year later at a lavish wedding in Puerto Rico. Recently, they welcomed their firstborn on January 15, 2021. Writing about his daughter Penélope Isabel on Instagram, Kiké called the day of her birth the best day of his life. A little over two weeks later, Hernández signed a two-year, $14 million contract with the Boston Red Sox, ending his tenure with the Dodgers.

His L.A. Story romance with his wife lives on, as do these two other star Dodgers.

Clayton Kershaw and Ellen Kershaw

This dazzling couple are both Dallas natives and graduates of the same high school where they met and were sweethearts. Kershaw was drafted right after graduation in 2006 in the first round by the Los Angeles Dodgers. After two years in the minor leagues, he made his major league debut in May 2008 with Ellen still by his side.

The two married in 2010. And today, after over a decade together, have three children, Cali Ann, Charley, and Cooper. Along with success on the diamond, the Kershaw’s founded Kershaw’s Challenge, a faith-based, others-focused organization that exists to encourage people to use whatever passion or talent they have to make a difference and give back to people in need.

Cody Bellinger and Chase Carter

Cody Bellinger has been a star since a young age. The son of a two-time World Series champion and New York Yankee Clay Bellinger, he was a standout player at Hamilton High School in Chandler, Arizona.

Who’s a better match for a star ballplayer than a  Sports Illustrated swimsuit model and Maxim cover girl? That’s Chase Carter. The two began dating last summer, and Carter has been posting pictures of them together since September, including a bold photo of a topless Bellinger relaxing in bed. Today, her Instagram page with over 400,000 followers is filled with sweet photographs documenting their relationship.