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Cal Ripken is going public with a new girlfriend. She’s a judge.

L: MLB Hall of Fame member Cal Ripken Jr. is dating an Annapolis judge. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider) / R: Judge Laura Kiessling. (Courtesy of Anne Arundel County Circuit Court)
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Dating: Baltimore Orioles legend Cal Ripken and Laura Kiessling, an administrative judge for the Anne Arundel County, Md., circuit court, a Ripken spokesman confirms.

The pair have been an item for months, we’re told, but it was a recent public moment that had people wondering about their status — the all-smiles couple drew the attention of TV cameras when she apparently caught a foul ball at the Orioles-Twins game in Baltimore on Tuesday night. (The Os, alas, lost 2-0.)

Hall of Famer Ripken and his wife of almost 30 years, Kelly Ripken, divorced last April after a separation. The Iron Man, 56, has been living in Annapolis since the split, and has been staying busy with his two sports complexes and work on the foundation he named in honor of his father Cal Ripken, Sr.

It was through the foundation’s charitable works that he met Kiessling, 53, a former deputy state’s attorney who is divorced from Maryland attorney Trevor Kiessling.

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