Here’s an interesting chain reaction: First, Nick Lachey popped the question to Vanessa Minnillo . Then his ex, Jessica Simpson, got engaged to Eric Johnson. And now her ex, Dallas Cowboys star Tony Romo, is also getting married.
The footballer, who is currently nursing a collarbone injury, is engaged to Candice Crawford, Chace Crawford’s sister and a former Miss Missouri who is now a sports reporter for Dallas CW affiliate KDAF. Crawford’s station, naturally, broke the news on Thursday night, posting a picture of the reporter’s engagement ring. According to KDAF, Romo asked Crawford to marry him at her 24th birthday party in front of her family, who were all at Dallas hotspot Five Sixty. No wedding date has been set.
According to her profile page on KDAF’s website, the TV reporter “loves to run, play basketball, cook, go to Dallas Cowboys games and hang out with friends and family. And, oh yeah, she likes to watch her brother on ‘Gossip Girl.’ ”
Romo and Crawford began dating in the fall of 2009, shortly after his split from Simpson . Romo carried on a very public romance with the pop star from late 2007 until their split in July 2009. Simpson discussed a potential breakup with Romo in an issue of Glamour that hit newsstands the month after they split.
“If this article comes out and we’re not together, I’d still love him, and he’d still be a huge part of who I am today,” Simpson said, adding that breakups feel like “a death in the family.”