When it comes to football wives, Candice Crawford is one of the most well-known. Although you may know her as former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo’s wife, there’s a lot more to this Texas broadcaster.
From her career as a TV host to a regular face on Dallas Cowboys broadcasts, we’ve rounded up everything you want to know about Candice Crawford. This media mogul, beauty pageant winner, and mom of three isn’t your average football wife. Let’s jump into her career, family life, and adorable courtship with her husband and NFL analyst, Tony Romo.
Who is Tony Romo’s Wife, Candice Crawford?
Candice Crawford is the wife of NFL star, Tony Romo. Before marrying, Romo, Candice interned for the Dallas Cowboys and worked as a news reporter. Candice is a highly decorated beauty queen competing in Miss Texas Teen USA in 2003 and 2005.
In 2008. Candice Crawford won the Miss Missouri competition and went on to represent the state in the Miss USA pageant. She came in sixth place overall.
After Miss USA, Crawford went on to work at several different news stations reporting. As an intern, Crawford met Tony Romo during an interview.
After the interview, Romo was smitten and invited her to a movie and dinner. Still living with her parents, Romo went to her family home to pick her up for their first date.
From there, the pair began dating in 2009. The couple made it official at their star-studded 2011 wedding. Romo proposed with a platinum 8-carat diamond ring.
Inside Candice Crawford and Tony Romo’s Sweet Courtship
Candice Crawford and Tony Romo are one of the most adorable couples in the National Football League. Their sweet love story all began with an internship and an interview. Crawford’s parents are big Dallas Cowboy fans and it’s reported that when the couple had their first date, Crawford made her parents hide in their bedroom.
Crawford was nervous about how her parents would react at their first meeting with her new crush. After two years of dating the couple tied the knot at the social event of the season. Their wedding took place in Dallas at Arlington Hall.
The bride was stunning in a St. Pucci gown with a whopping 15 bridesmaids in Badgley Mishka. Over 600 people attended their wedding including the entire Dallas Cowboys roster. They also had a Dallas Cowboys-themed reception.
Dallas event planner, Todd Fiscus planned their festivities. He also did Eli Manning’s 2008 wedding. Before dating Crawford, Tony Romo was linked to two famous blondes, Jessica Simpson and Carrie Underwood.
Candice’s Family and Early Life
Candice Crawford’s father is a dermatologist. Crawford’s mother is a teacher. She was born in Lubbock, Texas on December 16th, 1986.
Candice Crawford isn’t the only famous Crawford in the family. Her older brother is Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford, who is also famous for his role as Nate Archibald on the CW series.
Fun fact, both Chace Crawford and Tony Romo dated Carrie Underwood, a year apart. While Romo and Underwood reportedly had a tough breakup, Crawford and Underwood parted mutually as friends. Although the brother-in-laws both dated the country star, today, Chace Crawford and Tony Romo are family.
When she’s not hosting or reporting, Candice Crawford is a Dallas Mavericks fan and enjoys going to games and playing basketball herself. For hobbies, Crawford enjoys spending time at home, running, and cooking.
Crawford studied at the University of Missouri. Candice Crawford is a beauty queen who has worked as an actor, news reporter, show host, and model. While studying at the University of Missouri she worked as a Dallas Cowboys reporter.
Crawford was also a reporter for the CBS show, The Blitz. Crawford has also hosted the Dallas Cowboys, weekend sports show the Special Edition. She has since hosted, Up All Night, the Dallas guide show as well as a lifestyle show, called The RC Project.
It’s estimated that Candice Crawford’s net worth is around $10 million. These earnings are from her time as a TV and sports reporter, show host, and winnings from pageants. Crawford continues to be a regular face around the Dallas Cowboys franchise working as a show host, guest, and reporter.
Candice Crawford and Tony Romo’s Life Today
Tony Romo was an undrafted free agent who played with the Dallas Cowboys for 14 seasons. In 2016, Romo retired with a back injury. After his life as a quarterback, Tony has embarked on a successful career as an NFL analyst for CBS Sports.
Romo’s personality and knowledge of the game have landed him in the lead color analyst position for CBS sports. He remains a highly regarded fan favorite for the network, working alongside play-by-play man Jim Nantz.
When Tony and Candice aren’t busy mastering their crafts as television personalities, they spend their time enjoy life with their three sons.
After their wedding in 2011, Romo and Crawford had their first son. Hawkins Crawford Romo was born in 2012, on April 9. River Romo came next on March 18, 2014. In 2017, Crawford gave birth to the couple’s third son, Jones McCoy Romo on August 23, 2017.
All About Candice Crawford
The Texas-born, beauty queen, Candice Crawford is a sports reporter, TV host, NFL wife, and mom of three. She’s been married to NFL quarterback and analyst Tony Romo since 2011. After a fairy tale courtship and wedding, this NFL power couple is still one of the most adorable duos in football.
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