Antonio Ramiro Romo who you most likely know as Tony Romo had an eventful career as a football player. He emerged as one of the greatest Dallas Cowboys of all time in the prime of his career, and it was at this time he bagged the title of the most eligible bachelor amongst all of America’s sports professionals. Following this, the football star was linked to many similar “eligible” celebrity spinsters who were equally successful in different walks of life.
He was linked to many video vixens and notably dated some A-list singers. Surprisingly, Tony Romo took none of them to the altar but instead, he married a beauty pageant. The ex-footballer has been enjoying his married life since then and we hope it continues that way. Let us find out who Tony Romo’s Ex-girlfriends are.
Tony Romo’s Ex-Girlfriends and List of Ladies He has Dated in The Past
- Carrie Underwood
Romo first had a taste of love as a celebrity with Carrie Underwood. The two began dating in 2007 and were seemingly head over heels in love such that the news was all over the media. They flew to be with each other at the time of their birthdays and even made an appearance as a couple at the ACM Awards of 2007.
By October of that same year, the media became awash with the bizarre news of their separation. It was at this time that Underwood let us know how gloomy the relationship between them was though seemingly perfect from the outside.
She described Tony Romo in an interview as a guy who wronged her and further stated that he was totally in love with football at the time and not really her. Candice shocked us the more as she revealed that Romo hated it when people thought he was giving her more attention than football and thought it to be the reason he performed poorly sometimes. Following this, the two parted ways and she is now counted as one of Tony Romo’s ex-girlfriends, the first.
- Jessica Simpson
After Candice came Jessica Simpson. The two began dating shortly after his breakup with Underwood in 2007 and were an item through 2009.
They met in November 2007 when Simpson and her family went to watch him play, seeing and being introduced to each other, they quickly had a connection and kicked off their friendship. Reports have it that Jessica kissed Romo on their first date and it was so glaring to everyone that they both loved each other deeply.
Nevertheless, at the cradle of their relationship, it was obvious their careers (more of Romo’s) would get in the way of their love life. In December 2007, Jessica was accused by football fans of distracting Tony Romo in a game he performed the worst ever in his career. Tony and his girlfriend managed the situation maturely; making several outings and going for vacations as a couple and even when Simpson was chided on social media for looking a lot heavier, Tony, in a manner of response took her out on a date.
As Jessica’s 29th birthday approached on July 9, 2009, she and her heartthrob were both agog of the special day with each making posts on social media on how special it will be for both of them. But little did anyone suspect that Tony Romo would break the pretty woman’s heart in the most heartless manner anyone could think of.
On the night before her birthday, the NFL star called time on his relationship with Simpson after weathering many storms and a myriad of breakup rumours. Contrary to what many people would want, Skip Bayless, host of Fox Sports 1 show Undisputed, during one of his shows as reported, described the relationship between the two as “tumultuous”, citing that the sportsman was almost ruining his career because of it: giving more attention to her and not to the game thereby losing focus on the pitch.
On the bright side of things for Simpson who was jilted on the eve of her birthday, she is now married to former NFL star Eric Johnson with whom she now has two children: Maxwell and Ace.
- Candice Crawford
Perhaps what Tony Romo’s ex-girlfriends suffered a dearth of became ample in Candice Crawford as not only did they date, their relationship culminated into a marriage and the two are still married till today with kids to show for their union.
Tony Romo and Candice Crawford began dating in 2009 and things got pretty well between them. When people were anticipating another breakup as it seemed Romo’s affair with his career took priority over that of him and women, the former NFL quarterback walked down the aisle with his beau: former Miss Missouri and television anchor on the 28th of May 2011. Today, they play parental roles to their two lovely children: Hawkins Crawford Romo born on April 9, 2012, and Rivers Romo born on March 18, 2014.