Maria Arias, the pregnant girlfriend of recently deceased Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, made her first public appearance since the player’s fatal boat crash at his funeral on Sunday. Fernandez’s mother and abuela were also in attendance at the church in Miami, Florida.
While Arias has stayed mum in the press, Fernandez’s ex-girlfriend Carla Mendoza paid tribute to him in a heartfelt Instagram post, writing, “The heartbreak is unbearable.” She also expressed support for Arias and her unborn child:
There has been an outpouring of love for Fernandez this week, from his family, fans, and the Marlins organization.
Fernandez was only 24 when he died. He was selected for the 2016 All Star team and was considered one of the most promising young pitchers in baseball.
Last week, Fernandez posted a pic of his pregnant girlfriend with the caption, “I’m so glad you came into my life.”
May he rest in peace.
PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Instagram