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Katherine Webb and AJ McCarron met over Twitter

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Twitter has become an interesting storyline surrounding the relationship between beauty queen Katherine Webb and quarterback AJ McCarron. Webb’s following on the social media service exploded Monday night, leaving McCarron stunned. She was followed by LeBron James, and hit on by athletes like Aaron Murray and Darnell Dockett. But did you know that Twitter is also the way Webb and McCarron met?

Webb has conducted several interviews ever since her popularity exploded on Monday night thanks to ESPN making her a focus during the BCS National Championship Game. In an interview with Carol Robinson for AL.com, Webb shared the story of how her relationship with McCarron developed, and she revealed that it all began over the social media network.

Webb told Robinson that the two first connected when they were tagged in a tweet by a mutual friend. Webb, who was Miss Alabama USA in 2012, says she did not know who McCarron was at the time.

“I had no idea who AJ was. But I thought he was cute,” Webb told AL.com.

McCarron started following Webb on Twitter, and she followed him back. The two exchanged phone numbers and began to text. Webb then watched McCarron play in the SEC Championship Game, and they met the following weekend when he showed up to a beauty pageant where she gave up her Miss Alabama crown.

“It was kind of cool,” Webb said. “I didn’t know he was coming until about an hour before. The first time I ever saw him, I was walking out on stage and he was on the front row. I was like, ‘Oh Lord.'”

Things moved quickly from that point on. Webb attended McCarron’s graduation in Tuscaloosa the following weekend where she met his family. He met her family the next weekend over Christmas break, which is when the first photo of the two was taken.

Webb is so serious about the relationship she says she is willing to move from Los Angeles, where she was pursuing a modeling career, back to Alabama to be with McCarron.

Though Webb didn’t mind the attention she received from ESPN announcer Brent Musburger and actually defended him, she is bothered by the people hitting on her and not respecting her relationship with McCarron.

“I’ve been getting weird tweets from guys since the game,” she told AL.com. “I really want to tweet back and say, ‘Why are you tweeting me? Don’t you know I am in a relationship?'”

Yes, I’m pretty sure that message was for you, Darnell Dockett.

Photo credit: Twitter/Katherine Webb

Paulina Gretzky and Dustin Johnson may be dating

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Paulina Gretzky and golfer Dustin Johnson may be dating.

Golf Digest’s Alex Myers reported on Tuesday that Gretzky followed Johnson around Kapalua’s Plantation Course in Maui where he was playing in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Myers says the two have been seen together all week in Kapalua, including being out at night together.

Golf reporter Stephanie Wei first mentioned Johnson’s relationship with Paulina over Twitter on Jan. 1, saying, “DJ has really hot new gf named Paulina.”

The gossip report probably comes as a shock for most people, but it really shouldn’t.

Johnson was dating female golfer Natalie Gulbis two years ago. He had a bit of an incident because it was reported that he was dating Gulbis before officially breaking up with his previous girlfriend, Amanda Caulder.

Gretzky was seen getting cozy with LA Kings center Jarret Stoll over the summer. Whatever they had together (if they were together) didn’t last very long. Stoll has been dating FOX TV host/reporter Erin Andrews for the past few months.

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AJ McCarron’s girlfriend Katherine Webb steals the show

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AJ McCarron played the game of his life to help Alabama crush Notre Dame 42-14 to win its second straight national championship and third in four years, but somehow it was his girlfriend, Katherine Webb, who stole the show on Monday night.

The Internet was first introduced to Webb around Christmas when she tweeted a photo of herself and McCarron together for the holiday. The photo sparked speculation that the two were dating. McCarron later confirmed to the media that Webb was his girlfriend, and it wasn’t long before we found out a few details about the young lady.

Webb graduated from rival school Auburn in 2011. She was crowned Miss Alabama USA a year later.

Webb headed to Miami to support her boyfriend during the BCS National Championship Game, but she had no clue what awaited her on Monday night.

With just over four minutes left in the first quarter and Alabama up 14-0, ESPN flashed to a shot of Webb in the stands along with McCarron’s mother, Dee Dee Bonner. All it took was 30 seconds on camera for Webb’s life to permanently change.

ESPN announcers Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit began drooling over the beauty queen:

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Brent Musburger drools over AJ McCarron’s girlfriend (Video)

Brent Musburger may be 73 years old, but he’s not too old to recognize a hot young lady when he sees one. The ESPN announcer and his broadcasting partner, Kirk Herbstreit, absolutely drooled over Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron’s girlfriend, Katherine Webb, when the young lady was shown on TV late in the first quarter of the BCS National Championship Game. The two were also quite impressed with McCarron’s mother, Dee Dee Bonner.

Musburger didn’t offer up a line quite as memorable as his “1,500 red-blooded Americans just decided to apply to Florida State,” but the whole conversation was pretty funny.

“You quarterbacks, you get all the good-looking women,” mused Musburger. “So if you’re a youngster in Alabama, start getting the football around and throwing it around the back yard.”

There actually is some precedent with Musburger reacting to attractive ladies in the stands. Remember the time he discovered Jenn Sterger and the Florida State cowgirls?

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AJ McCarron confirms Katherine Webb is his girlfriend

A.J. McCarron confirmed in the last few days that Katherine Webb is his girlfriend, making him exactly what we figured — one of the luckiest guys around.

Word emerged a few weeks ago that the two appeared to be dating. Most of the hints came from Webb’s Twitter account. The Auburn graduate and Miss Alabama even talked about trading in the Tigers for the Crimson Tide. The two spent time together over the holidays, and McCarron even fielded a few questions about her during media days before the BCS National Championship Game.

“I’m definitely blessed to have that opportunity,” McCarron said. “She’s a great girl.”

McCarron found it odd that his personal life had become public information.

“It’s a little insane for me just because it’s a relationship, but it’s the way the media is today, I guess.”

Yup, that’s the way it is these days, especially when you’re openly tweeting about everything and giving clues to the whole world. The good news for him is that a hot girl actually found his chest tattoo bearable. Here’s a look at the AJ McCarron tattoo that has everyone talking, in case you haven’t seen it.

Below is a photo of AJ McCarron and girlfriend Katherine Webb together:

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Phil Jackson finally gives Jeanie Buss engagement ring (Picture)

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It looks like Phil Jackson and Jeanie Buss are finally engaged after over 12 years of dating.

Buss, who is the Vice President of Business Operations for the Lakers, tweeted a photo Thursday of the large diamond ring Jackson gave her.

“Twitter family – Phil finally gave me that ring I wanted!” she tweeted.

Jackson, 67, and Buss, 51, began dating shortly after Phil became head coach of the Lakers in 1999 (a Los Angeles Daily News article dated Nov. 14, 2000 identifies Buss as Jackson’s girlfriend). The couple remained together throughout Jackson’s two head coaching stints with the team.

Jackson frequently would call Buss his “companion” when asked about their relationship. After being divorced twice, there were no signs he planned to marry again. It looks like he has finally changed his mind.

What adds intrigue to the apparent engagement is that Jackson’s proposal comes shortly after the Lakers chose to hire Mike D’Antoni instead of him as their head coach two months ago. Whatever feelings Jackson held toward the organization clearly did not stop him from proposing. Congratulations to the two.

Photo credit: Twitter/Jeanie Buss

Michael Phelps and Megan Rossee have reportedly broken up

Megan-Rossee-Michael-PhelpsMichael Phelps and Megan Rossee have reportedly broken up, and if the report is true the split had to have happened at some point within the past several days. According to TMZ, Phelps has ended his relationship with the model/actress:

According to our sources, Phelps felt the relationship wasn’t going anywhere, so he decided to end it so he could pursue other options.

That certainly could be true, but it appears Rossee spent the holidays with Phelps and his family in Baltimore. The two were together having a grand ole time at the aquarium as recently as Thursday, as evidenced by this photo that she tweeted:

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Phelps and Rosse have reportedly been dating since last winter, but they made their first public appearance at the London Olympics back in August. Phelps is a very eligible bachelor who will likely have no problem on the open market, but it’s tough for normal people like us to understand breaking up with someone who looks like Rossee. To each his own. I’m sure the couple had its reasons.

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