We like to think we know everything about our football idols – where they grew up, where they attended college, and the biggest achievements of their careers – but how much do we know about their love lives? Do NFL stars change their partners as often as they change socks like most people seem to believe? Some NFL stars are in long-term relationships, while others are married to their career and don’t seem ready to settle down. Fans were surprised to see the impressive women who stand behind the biggest NFL stars.
#1: Joe Montana and Jennifer Wallace
Joe Montana and Jennifer Wallace’s love story can make for a great romantic comedy: he was a rising star quarterback, she was an actress and a model, and the two met in the early 80s on the set of a commercial. Legendary quarterback Joe Montana wished to try his luck in another field after winning his very first Super Bowl in 1982. Luck had it that American actress Jennifer Wallace was his co-star in a Schick razor commercial, where Jennifer played the sheriff of a fictional Western town.
Although Jennifer had no idea her co-star is one of America’s most promising football players, she found him charming, despite his shyness. As the shooting of the commercial was nearing its end, Joe finally mustered the courage to ask out his beautiful, if somewhat intimidating, co-star. Joe didn’t waste time, and six months after they started dating, he popped the question. This was Montana’s third marriage, and it was third time’s a charm for him since the two have been together ever since; this year, they will celebrate their 35th marriage anniversary. They have two daughters and two sons, both of them football players.