Candice Crawford is a stunning American beauty queen and journalist who is most popular for being a finalist at the 2008 Miss USA Pageant, as well as the winner of Miss Missouri in the same year. In addition to that, Candice has equally established herself as a journalist and has worked with popular networks such as CBS, 33TV, and KOMU-TV, to mention a few. She graced the limelight in 2011 following her marriage to the former NFL player Tony Romo.
Just like Candice, her husband Tony, who was a former Dallas Cowboys star, currently plies his trade as a football analyst. Along with play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz, Tony Romo has become one of the most interesting analysts on CBS network, bringing in so much enthusiasm and using his wealth of experience to analyze professional football games to millions of football-loving fans. While the couple has been together for a long time, fans have wondered if it’s their passion for sports journalism that brought them together. Let’s find out.
How Candice Crawford’s Became a Journalist
She was born with the full name Candice Loren Crawford on the 16th day of December 1986 in Lubbock City of Texas in the United States. Candice developed an interest in becoming a beauty queen right from a very young age, and just before she graduated high school, Candice won the Miss Dallas Teen USA competition in 2004. Shortly after she graduated from Trinity Christian Academy in 2005, Candice relocated to Missouri. There, she enrolled in the University of Missouri, where she majored in broadcast journalism and a minor in business.
Before she graduated from college, the beauty queen took part in the Miss Missouri Competition in November 2007, and after an extraordinary performance, she won the competition. The following year, she had a stint at the Miss USA beauty pageant, appearing as one of the contestants in the competition. Although she didn’t win the competition, Candice was able to emerge as one of the top 10 finalists of the competition.
While competing as a beauty queen, Candice also kicked off her journalism career. At the time, she was still in college, and she got her first experience in the profession, working as a reporter and sports journalist for a media agency known as KOMU-TV. From there, she went on to start an internship with the Dallas Cowboys. Hence, becoming a sports correspondent for their CBS segment The Blitz. She obtained her journalism degree in 2009.
With her level of experience in the field of journalism, Candice Crawford kicked off her professional career immediately after graduation. She started working as a sports journalist for the Dallas-based network known as The 33TV. Her portfolio covers reporting high school sporting events and game-day activities, including training and cheerleading activities, among others. Still, at The 33TV, Candice became the host of the network’s show, Up All Night, a show that gives insight on the alcoholic drink companies in the area.
She also served as a co-anchor of the show, The RC Project alongside Roni Proter. Candice currently splits her time between her job at The 33TV and Dallas Cowboys, where she hosts a weekend sports show, Special Edition. The journalist has also received several accolades since the inception of her career. In 2010, she was named among the 11 hottest people in North Texas, and she also topped Dallas Observer’s list of Top 10 Hottest TV stars in Dallas.
What We Know About Her Husband Tony Romo
In addition to a career that can be described as successful, Candice Crawford also has a successful love life. She is happily married to the National Football League (NFL) superstar named Tony Romo. Born Antonio Ramiro Romo on the 21st of April 1980 in San Diego, California, Tony began his football career in 1996, playing in the quarterback position for the Burlington High School Demons. He also played other sports, including tennis, golf, and was among the school’s varsity basketball team, but football eventually had the upper hand.
Following his high school graduation in 1998, he continued his education and college football career at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. He was among the NCAA Division I-AA Eastern Illinois Panthers football team, and by the time he was done there, Tony had set many school’s and conference records and also won several awards and honors.
Moving on, Tony Romo went pro in 2003, having been signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent. He began playing for the team as a holder, but he was eventually put in the quarterback position in 2006. After completing his 14th professional season with the Dallas Cowboys, the footballer retired from the sport due to a back injury, which he sustained during the 2016 preseason games. Since his retirement, he has been working as a football analyst for CBS Sports.
How They Met And Eventually Got Married
The journalist met her future husband when she worked as an intern for the Dallas Cowboys. According to the transcript of an interview done in 2010 by the commercial sports talk radio station KTCK, which was made available by Sports Radio Interviews through Deadspin, Candice Crawford said she met her husband for the first time when she was doing the Cowboys’ off-season show, The Blitz. But nothing happened between them at the time. Besides, Candice was underaged at that time.
However, two years down the line, fate brought the duo back together again when Candice went back to Dallas to work on a program, Special Edition, with the Cowboys broadcasting department. This was just after they had both parted ways with their former lovers and were free to mingle. Candice and Romo officially began their relationship in September 2009, just two months after the former NFL star notoriously broke up with his then-girlfriend, singer Jessica Simpson, the night before she turned 29.
Things went smoothly between the couple, and on December 16, 2010, (Candice 24th birthday) Tony popped the big question during the beauty queen’s birthday dinner in Dallas, Texas. Five months later, they tied the knot in May 2011 at Arlington Hall in Dallas. In attendance were 600 guests, including some retired and active football players, as well as close pals and family members. Since then, Candice Crawford and Tony have been living happily ever after. They currently reside in Dallas.
How Many Kids Do They Have?
The couple has three adorable children. They welcomed their first child, a son named Hawkins Crawford Romo in 2012, just eleven months after their wedding. Two years later, the couple welcomed yet another son who they named Rivers Romo in March 2014. Their last child and third son, Jones McCoy Romo was born on 23rd August 2017.
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After the birth of Jones, Romo said that he wouldn’t mind having more kids. But as for his wife, she wants to stop. The love this power couple share has continued to grow, and Candice never ceases to use any slightest opportunity to post pictures of their happy moments on social media. Given that the couple has three sons, Tony once revealed in an interview that he wouldn’t mind trying for a little girl sometime in the future.
Amazing Facts About Candice Crawford’s Family
Before starting a new life with Tony, Candice Crawford had other close people in her life, and these include her parents Dana and Chris Crawford. Her father works as a dermatologist while her mother is a teacher. She isn’t the only child of her parents as she has a brother Chace Crawford with whom she was raised. Her brother is a well-known actor in the American film industry, and he is popular for his role in the teen drama series, Gossip Girl.
About a year and five months older than Candice, Chase attended the same high school as she did, and graduated in 2003 before moving on to Pepperdine University to study broadcast journalism and marketing. However, his love for acting would not let him stay focused on his studies, so he decided to drop out of school to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. Thankfully, his decision turned out well for him as he has grown to be counted among popular American actors. Aside from Gossip Girl, he is also popular for his role in films such as The Covenant, The Haunting of Molly Hartley, Twelve, and What to Expect When You’re Expecting.