Burqas are not often associated with romance, but one newlywed jersey chasing couple have decided to spend their honeymoon in Afghanistan…. and I know what you’re thinking, it’s not Kim Kardashian! New York Yankees Nick Swisher and actress Joanna Garcia has decided to spend their honeymoon in Afghanistan visiting the troops.
Swisher told The New York Post, “Three military officers came to the Yankee locker room and asked if any of us would like to visit the troops. My hand went straight up, I said, ‘I’m in.’ I knew Joanna would want to go. It will be our first trip since we got married. I come from a military family … and no matter what your views are, these men and women are out there risking everything for us. I realize how fortunate I have been, so I like to give back at every opportunity I can.”
While the couple married in December, with Swisher’s busy baseball schedule and Garcia filming the ABC sitcom Better With You (which was canceled this spring) the couple have yet to go on their honeymoon.
“We are both really looking forward to visiting the troops,” Garcia said. “Yes, it isn’t a traditional honeymoon, but it is something we both feel strongly about. We’ll probably make a stop in Europe on our way back.”