Tony Romo, born Antonio Ramiro Romo is known for being a former quarterback who played with the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League and currently for being an American football television analyst.
Tony Romo Family, Wife, Kids
Romo’s father, Ramiro Romo Jr. was stationed at the San Diego U.S. Naval Base, making him a Navy brat. However, his family returned to Burlington, Wisconsin where his father became a carpenter and construction worker. his mother was a grocery-store clerk. In September 2017, Tony Romo’s father was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He was upset about the news but had to continue focusing on his career.
Tony started dating Candice Crawford shortly after he broke up with Jessica Simpson. At that time, Candice was a reporter and anchor at CW33 in Dallas. She covered high school sports and hosted the daily lifestyle segment. Candice was born to Chris and Dana Crawford in Lubbock, Texas, USA on the 16th of December, 1986. She has an older brother Chase Crawford who starred on the popular reality series, Gossip Girl. Her brother dated Carrie Underwood who was her husband’s ex-girlfriend. Candice spent her childhood with her family in Dallas, Texas.
Candice had her high school education from Trinity Christian Academy in Addison, Texas in 2005. She then went on to get her bachelor’s degree in Journalism in 2009 from the University of Missouri. Candice started her career as a reporter and sports anchor as an undergraduate for KOMU-TV. She worked as an on-air reporter for the CBS segment called The Blitz with the Dallas Cowboys for her internship.
While in the University, she won the Miss Missouri Pageant in 2008 and went on to compete in the Miss USA pageant where she finished in the top 10. She started competing in beauty pageants when she was a teenager. Candice further participated in the Miss Texas Teen USA pageants in 2003 and 2005. She was once arrested for underage possession of alcohol in Colombia, Missouri.
Candice got proposed to and engaged on the 16th of December 2010 while celebrating her 24th birthday with her family at the restaurant, Five Sixty in Dallas, Texas. She received an 8-carat yellow diamond engagement ring. The engagement was covered by KDAF where Candice was working. She got married to Tony Romo five months after the engagement during the NFL lockout on the 28th of May 2011 at Arlington Hall in Dallas. The ceremony was attended by the likes of cowboys’ icons, Troy Aikman and Roger Staubach as well as Romo’s teammates.
After the proposal, Candice left KDAF station where she was working to prepare for her wedding. It was reported at the time she left the station that she would return to TV someday but not with CW33. Five months after the wedding, she was pregnant with her first child, Hawkins. She had her second son River in 2014 and in 2017, she welcomed her 3rd son James McCoy.
Candice is currently working on a company, Hawk+Sloane, which she started with her middle school friend, Holly Siglin. The friends had the same due date for their first sons, so they decided to use their names for the company.
Tony Romo has three sons with Candice. Their first son Hawkins Crawford Romo was born on the 9th of April, 2012. Rivers Romo was born next on the 18th of March 2014 and On the 23rd of August 2017, their 3rd son, Jones McCoy Romo was born.
Girlfriends, Is He Gay?
Tony Romo has had ex-girlfriends before settling with Candice Crawford. He dated Carrie Underwood in 2007 after they had become friends in 2006. He confirmed the relationship in a Newspaper interview on his website in May 2017. This was after Carrie sang Karaoke at his 27th birthday party. Tony was also Carrie’s date at the Academy of Country Music Awards. They eventually ended the relationship as Tony was not ready to sacrifice his football.
He also dated Jessica Simpson from November 2007 to July 2009. Jessica was always blamed for Tony’s poor football performance and this birthed the “Jessica jinx” phrase.
Tony Romo and Jason Witten share a bromance that has been rumoured to be a gay relationship. Nevertheless, Tony is happily married to Candice and they recently just welcomed a son.
Height And Measurements
Tony has an athletic build with a height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88m) and a weight of 104kg.
Net Worth, Salary
The retired American football player has a net worth of $70 million and a salary of $15 million. He signed a six-year contract extension with the Cowboys in 2013 and holds several franchise records. Tony got an endorsement deal worth $10 million with starter, an American sportswear manufacturer and he is an active supporter of several organizations.