NFL quarterback Tony Romo has enjoyed a very successful and very public love life over the years. His past conquests include Carrie Underwood and Jessica Simpson, not bad. While things didn’t go the distance with either of them, Romo appears to be happily married to former beauty queen and TV reporter Candice Crawford.
The pair began dating in 2009, shortly after Romo and Simpson split. At the time, Crawford was a reporter and anchor at CW33 in Dallas covering high school sports and hosting a daily lifestyle segment. Normally, the media shouldn’t fraternize with the players, but we’ll forgive the duo in this case.
Romo proposed in 2011 on Crawford’s 24th birthday. Adorable, we know. People provided all of the juicy details on the engagement ring and ceremony:
She received an 8-carat yellow diamond engagement ring, which features one carat of round diamonds surrounding the center stone. Her bridesmaids wore Badgley Mischka dresses.
Guests partied into the night at a reception organized by wedding planner Todd Fiscus, whose credits include New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning’s wedding. Short ribs and pizza were promised on the new couple’s reception menu.
“We did lots of man food,” Fiscus told CBS about the menu for the big day. “I have a lot of football players to feed.”
Crawford, 30, grew up in in Lubbock, Texas, where she began competing in beauty pageants as a teenager. She won the Miss Missouri pageant in 2008 and finished in the top 10 of the Miss USA pageant. While heart beauty days are behind her, Crawford still stays busy. She started Hawk + Sloane, a company that produces oil sprays for parents and children.
The couple have two sons.