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Jared Goff’s girlfriend Christen Harper named finalist for SI Swim Search

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Sports Illustrated has revealed its annual “Swim Search” finalists, and Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff’s girlfriend is one of them.

SI this revealed the 15 finalists who are hoping to land a spot in the publication’s annual Swimsuit Issue. Christen Harper is among the Final 15. She said in an Instagram post that she has fulfilled a lifelong dream by shooting with the magazine.

Harper, a model and actress, has been dating Goff for quite some time. The two were together back in 2019 when Goff led the Los Angeles Rams to the Super Bowl, which is when we introduced her to you.

Harper has four credits on her IMDB page, but it sounds like shooting for the SI Swimsuit Issue is as exciting for her as any acting gig she has landed.

H/T Egotastic Sports

Brooks Koepka, girlfriend Jena Sims get engaged

Jena Sims

Brooks Koepka is out recovering from knee surgery and making good use of his time while out.

Koepka got engaged to girlfriend Jena Sims, who is now his fiancee. She shared the news on her Instagram page.

“Forever is no joke,” she captioned her post.

Based on a post she shared on her Instagram Story, the engagement may have come in March. Sims said 3/3/21 was the best day of her life.

Koepka and Sims have been dating since at least 2017. We first learned about her due to a major gaffe on air during the US Open.

Koepka, 30, won the US Open that year, which was one of his four career majors.

Aaron Rodgers slyly reveals he got engaged to Shailene Woodley

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers broke some news on Saturday night while accepting his third NFL MVP award.

Rodgers on Saturday was announced as the league’s MVP, becoming the sixth player in NFL history to win the award at least three times. During his acceptance speech for the virtual event, Rodgers made a surprising revelation.

Rodgers said that getting engaged was one of his accomplishments in 2020. He also thanked his fiancee during his speech, though he did not mention her by name.

The announcement from Rodgers comes two days after we shared a report saying the quarterback was dating Shailene Woodley. Woodley is an actress who starred in “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” and “Big Little Lies,” among other credits.

Rodgers was first linked to Woodley shortly after his breakup with Danica Patrick. Apparently all the dating rumors were true.

Rob Gronkowski’s girlfriend Camille Kostek shares slick way they met

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Rob Gronkowski has been dating girlfriend Camille Kostek since at least 2015, and Kostek recently shared how the two met.

Kostek appeared on SiriusXM’s “This is Happening with Mark Zito and Ryan Sampson” and talked about how she connected with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end. In 2013, Gronk was a tight end for the New England Patriots, and Kostek was a rookie cheerleader for the team. The two were at a Goodwill turkey drive event around Thanksgiving time.

Gronk wrote his phone number on the back of his nametag and used a teammate to slip the digits to Kostek. She was nervous about the risks of an inappropriate cheerleader-player relationship.

“He ripped off his ‘Hi, my name is Rob Gronkowski’ sticker on his shirt,” Kostek said. “So he had written on the back of it his phone number and then he wrote ‘Shhh,’ because he knew it was, it was a secret.

“I was a rookie [cheerleader for the Patriots] and I was so scared. I was like, ‘Oh no, no, no, I can’t take this. I can’t take his number.’ And then [former tight end Jermaine Wiggins] was like, ‘Just take it,’ and I was like, ‘Okay,’ and I put it in my pocket,” Kostek remembered. “And I, I never spoke about it again. I didn’t make it locker room talk. I never spoke about it.”

Kostek says she ended up calling Gronk over FaceTime. Both were hesitant over who was on the other line, as Kostek didn’t trust it was Gronk, and Gronk didn’t know who the strange number was. They eventually figured out who was on the line, and Gronk was shocked that Kostek had called him.

The two worked things out and obviously ended up getting along well.

Gronk and Kostek have officially been together since at least 2015. She was among the people who knew after his retirement from the Patriots that Gronk might not be done with football. She ended up being right.

Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski have teamed up yet again! Treat yourself or a friend with this great Tampa Fiesta shirt. You can buy it here.

Mitchell Trubisky gets engaged to girlfriend Hillary Gallagher

Mitchell Trubisky

Mitchell Trubisky made a big move, and it has nothing to do with his playing future.

Trubisky got engaged to his girlfriend Hillary Gallagher, who is now his fiancee. The Chicago Bears quarterback proposed to Gallagher on Tuesday while they were at a hotel in Palm Beach, Fla.

Trubisky and Gallagher have been dating since at least 2019.

Trubisky is 26 and was the No. overall pick by the Chicago Bears in 2017. The team did not pick up his fifth-year contract option, which will make him a free agent this offseason. At least he’s starting 2021 off on a happy note, even if his Bears got eliminated in the Wild Card round of the playoffs.

Tom Brady proves wife Gisele wrong about infamous quote

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Tom Brady had a wacky play in the fourth quarter of his Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ game against the Los Angeles Rams on Monday night that proved his wife wrong.

Brady had a 3rd-and-10 play at the Bucs’ 34 in the fourth quarter and threw straight into Rams linebacker Terrell Lewis, who batted the ball. The ball went back to Brady, who caught it and then threw it to Mike Evans for an illegal completion.

The Rams declined the penalty to bring up fourth down and take away Brady’s stats on the first completion of the ball to himself. But while he didn’t get the yardage, he did have a different accomplishment.

You may recall that Brady’s wife Gisele had an infamous comment after the New England Patriots lost in the Super Bowl to the New York Giants in the 2011 season.

“My husband cannot (bleeping) throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time,” Gisele said to a heckling Giants fans.

Gisele was upset about all the drops by Patriots receivers during the Super Bowl loss. Pats players felt she broke the code with the remark.

But once again, eight years later, Tom proved that he can throw the ball and catch it at the same time. Too bad it didn’t help the Bucs, who ended up losing 27-24.

Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski have teamed up yet again! Treat yourself or a friend with this great Tampa Fiesta shirt. You can buy it here.

Nikola Jokic marries longtime girlfriend Natalija Macesic

Nikola Jokic

Nikola Jokic had a big reason to celebrate on Saturday.

The Denver Nuggets center married longtime girlfriend (now wife) Natalija Macesic. The wedding took place in Jokic’s hometown of Sombor in Serbia.

Jokic and Macesic have been together since 2013 when they were 18 years old.

Jokic, 25, was a second-round pick by the Denver Nuggets in the 2014 NBA Draft. He joined the NBA a year later at the age of 20 and began to show talent instantly. By his third year in the league, he was blossoming into a star. Jokic averaged 19.9 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 7.0 assists per game this season and made his second straight All-Star team. He helped lead his Nuggets to the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference. The Nuggets made the conference finals, where they lost to the Lakers.

The Serbian big man is known for his good sense of humor in addition to his strong play.

Tyrod Taylor confirmed as dating Draya Michele

Tyrod Taylor

Tyrod Taylor’s relationship with Draya Michelle has been confirmed.

Draya quietly went public about their relationship by posting a picture on her Instagram Story. Her story included a photo of herself watching Taylor’s Chargers in Week 1 against the Cincinnati Bengals. She apparently later deleted the photo.

Draya came to public attention when she dated singer Chris Brown. She was known for her previous marriage to free agent defensive back Orlando Scandrick. There was also a wild rumor about her dating another NFL player too.

Taylor, 31, is in his second season with the Chargers. He is with his fourth NFL team and had his most success from 2015-2017 with the Buffalo Bills. He made the Pro Bowl in 2015 and took the Bills to the playoffs in 2017. Taylor is starting this season while rookie Justin Herbert learns behind him.

H/T Egotastic Sports

Kyle Kuzma, girlfriend Winnie Harlow have date in NBA Bubble

Kyle Kuzma

NBA players still involved in the playoffs are not allowed to leave their “bubble” on the Disney World campus, so visitors are instead joining them. Kyle Kuzma appeared to have a date with a visitor joining him in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. this week.

The Los Angeles Lakers forward shared photos on Instagram of himself with girlfriend Winnie Harlow. In his caption, he called their time together a “bubble date.”

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Harlow has posted photos of Kuzma on Instagram since June. Their relationship appears to be a new one, as Harlow wished Kuzma a happy birthday in July and said she became “hooked” after endless FaceTime hours during quarantine.

Harlow, 26, is a model and and spokesperson for the skin condition vitiligo

Kuzma (aka “Karl”, right Chuck?) has some days off as his Lakers eliminated the Houston Rockets from the NBA playoffs on Saturday. They are awaiting the winner of Game 7 between the Los Angeles Clippers and Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Finals.

Kelley Cahill: Jon Rahm’s wife threw javelin in college at Arizona State

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Jon Rahm has the support of his wife at the BMW Championship at Olympia Fields, Illinois this weekend.

Rahm was in a playoff with Dustin Johnson on Sunday after they finished tied at four under for the tournament after 72 holes. He ended up winning with an incredible putt on the first playoff hole.

Rahm was shown during the final round being accompanied by his wife, Kelley Cahill. The two got together in college at Arizona State. Rahm proposed to Cahill while they were on a hike in La Jolla, Calif. in 2018. The two got married a year later in Rahm’s home country of Spain.

Cahill is an athlete who threw javelin in college. She also does some other athletic training, such as boxing and tennis.

No surprise, she can throw a football like a pro.

She also maintains an incredible level of fitness.