Dan Le Batard simply wanted to have a heartwarming moment with a former NFL player but it turned into a cringeworthy one when he did not realize that the personal life of the player had changed in recent years.
Le Batard was in the midst of praising Vince Wilfork’s desire to often speak about how much he loves his wife. However, Le Batard was speaking about his old wife, which he had no clue was gone from Wilfork’s life.
“I have always enjoyed the way you talk about your wife and your relationship,” Le Batard said. “You are very comfortable talking about how you met your wife, how important she is to you… I’ve always admired that about you, that you have no problems whatsoever about professing your love.”
“Well, the thing is, I have a new wife now,” Wilfork said while Le Batard appeared mortified. “Me and Bianca didn’t make it, so I moved on, we moved on. It was for the better for the both of us. But we are real good friends, we are parents first, and the love I have for her, I have for her. But my new wife — we just got married October 8, 2020 and I’m happy.”
The look on Le Batard’s face says it all.
Vince Wilfork announced his retirement from the NFL back in 2017, which closed out his 13-year career as one of the most productive players in New England Patriots’ history.
His story is both great and heartbreaking as his parents never got to see him live out his dream. His father died of kidney failure in June 2002, when Wilfork was a sophomore at the University of Miami. He was 48.
Wilfork’s mother, Barbara, died in December 2002 after complications from a stroke. She was 46.
Wilfork went on to win two Super Bowls as a member of the Patriots.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.