Magician David Blaine is welcoming a bunch of his famous friends to a new special, “The Magic Way,” on ABC, which is just the latest in a long line of televised magic specials the famous illusionist has done over the years. Amongst the celebrity guests is retired major league baseball player Derek Jeter and his wife, model Hannah Davis Jeter. Here’s what you need to know about them.
Jeter Retired in 2014
Derek Jeter played all 20 years of his time in major league baseball with the New York Yankees. He retired in 2014 after having won five World Series rings, five Gold Glove Awards, five Silver Slugger Awards, two Hank Aaron Awards, being named an All-Star 14 times and also receiving the Roberto Clemente Award in 2009. He retired having finished six in MBL history in career hits and first among shortstops with 3,465.
When he was eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2020, Jeter was elected on his first ballot with 99.7 percent of the votes, which is the second-highest percentage in MLB history and the highest ever by a non-pitcher.
Since retiring, Jeter has been working as the CEO and part owner of the Miami Marlins baseball team.
Jeter and Hannah Davis Met in 2012
Over the years, Jeter was linked to many high profile women: singer Mariah Carey, model Vida Guerra, Miss Universe Lara Dutta, singer Joy Enriquez, media personality Vanessa Minnillo, and actresses Jessica Biel, Jordana Brewster, and Minka Kelly.
Then in 2012, Jeter met model Hannah Davis. They were initially very secretive about their relationship, though the New York Post’s Page Six spotted them together at a Tampa, Florida, restaurant in March 2012. They were spotted again in August 2012 in New York.
In 2015, Jeter inadvertently confirmed their rumored engagement via a blog post on The Players Tribune site, writing, “After I retired, I didn’t expect I’d go from one job right to another.”
Davis is a model who graced the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue cover in 2015. They welcomed their first daughter, Bella Raine, in August 2017 and their second daughter, Story Grey, in January 2019. At the time, he told Extra that being a dad is “awesome.”
“It’s awesome. Regardless of what happens in the course of a day, when you get home and you have your daughter there, it puts a smile on your face, so I have no complaints whatsoever,” said Jeter.
One look at Instagram shows that Blaine performed magic for Jeter’s Super Bowl party that he hosts with his sister, Sharlee, for charity.
Other celebrities appearing on Blaine’s special include NFL wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., husband and wife actors John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, NFL quarterback Tom Brady and wife Gisele Bundchen, comedian Dave Chappelle, TV host James Corden, actor Bryan Cranston, YouTube personality David Dobrik, rapper Dr. Dre, actor Jamie Foxx, MLB player Derek Jeter and wife Hannah Jeter, NBA superstar Michael Jordan, and actor Aaron Paul.
David Blaine: The Magic Way airs Wednesday, April 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.