There was something about the of that night that was unforgettable. But for the first time, I think I could also fully sense how much it meant to everyone else: the culmination of this 20-year career, this 20-year journey that they had all been on together.

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They’re going to have to be some strong little people. I feel some sadness — and Derek must as well — thinking about how our children will never get to experience that time in his life.

We don’t want them to be defined by their dad’s name — for them, we want him to just be “Dad.” That will be the piece of him they’ll have that the rest of the world doesn’t. We can show them videos, and photos, and memorabilia — I already can’t wait to show them footage of that last night at the Stadium. I’ll tell them myself: Derek and I will want our children to understand that the lives they’ve been given are so fortunate, in so many ways.

Jeter and Carey were the first high-profile pairing in a train of many for Jeter.

The relationship started when Jeter was a rookie for the Yankees, on the verge of winning his first World Championship.

It’s a significant moment, and one that’s had me thinking a lot about the end of his playing career — those last two years for him as a player, that also happened to be the first two years for us as a couple.

Big moments have a funny way of doing that, I think — of getting you to look over your shoulder and reflect.

It was first reported that Jeter was dating the Victoria's Secret model in 2012, after the pair were spotted together at a New York club and dining in a Tampa, Florida restaurant, according to Page Six.

It was first reported that Jeter was dating the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover model in 2012, after the pair were spotted together at a New York club and dining in a Tampa, Florida restaurant Yankees legend and captain Derek Jeter has become famed not only for his prowess on the field but also off it.

It let us spend some time together away from New York. I started working as a model when I was 14, and traveled the world and built a career for myself.