Tony Romo, born Antonio Ramiro Romo, is known as a former quarterback who played for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League, and currently a television analyst for American football.
Tony Romo Family, Wife, Kids
Romo’s father, Ramiro Romo Jr., was stationed at the US Naval Base in San Diego, which made him a naval brat. His family, however, returned to Burlington, Wisconsin, where his father became a carpenter and construction worker. His mother was a saleswoman in a grocery store. In September 2017, Tony Romo’s father was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He was dismayed by the news but had to continue to focus on his career.
Tony started dating Candice Crawford shortly after he broke up with Jessica Simpson. At the time, Candice Crawford was a reporter and host at CW33 in Dallas. She covered high school sports and presented the daily lifestyle segment. Candice was born on December 16, 1986, in Lubbock, Texas, USA, the daughter of Chris and Dana Crawford. She has an older brother, Chase Crawford, who starred in 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 received her high school education in 2005 at Trinity Christian Academy in Addison, Texas. She then received her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri in 2009. Candice began her career as a reporter and sports presenter as a student for KOMU-TV. During her internship, she worked as an on-air reporter for the CBS segment “The Blitz with the Dallas Cowboys”.
During her studies, she won the Miss Missouri competition in 2008 and subsequently took part in the Miss USA competition, where she finished in the top 10. As a teenager, she began participating in beauty contests. Also, Candice participated in the Miss Texas Teen USA beauty pageants in 2003 and 2005. She was once arrested for underage possession of alcohol in Colombia, Missouri.
Candice was nominated on December 16, 2010, and became engaged on December 16, 2010, when she celebrated her 24th birthday with her family at the Five Sixty restaurant in Dallas, Texas. She received an engagement ring with an 8-carat yellow diamond. The engagement was covered by the KDAF, where Candice worked. She married Tony Romo five months after the engagement during the NFL lockout on May 28, 2011, at Arlington Hall in Dallas. The ceremony was attended by cowboy icons like Troy Aikman and Roger Staubach, as well as Romo’s teammates.
After the marriage proposal, Candice left the KDAF station where she worked on the preparations for her wedding. By the time she left the station, it was reported that she would one day return to television, but not with CW33. Five months after the wedding she was pregnant with her first child, Hawkins. In 2014 she had her second son River, and in 2017 she welcomed her third son James McCoy.
Candice is currently working on a company, Hawk+Sloane, which she founded 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 April 9, 2012. Rivers Romo was born next on 18 March 2014 and their third son, Jones McCoy Romo, was born on 23 August 2017.
Girlfriends, Is He Gay?
Tony Romo had ex-girlfriends before he settled down with Candice Crawford. He dated Carrie Underwood in 2007 after they became friends in 2006. He confirmed the relationship in a newspaper interview on his website in May 2017, 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 because Tony was not willing to sacrifice his football.
From November 2007 to July 2009 he also dated Jessica Simpson. Jessica was always blamed for Tony’s poor performance in football, which led to the “Jessica jinx” slogan.
Tony Romo and Jason Witten share a romance that is rumored to be a homosexual relationship. Nonetheless, Tony is happily married to Candice and they have recently welcomed a son.
Height And Measurements
Tony has an athletic build with a height of 1.88 m (6 feet 2 inches) and a weight of 104 kg.
Net Worth, Salary
The retired American footballer has net assets 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 has a $10 million sponsorship contract with Starter, an American sportswear manufacturer, and is an active supporter of several organizations.