UPDATE 01-28-2015: Looks like being first doesn't matter in the blogosphere, especially when it comes to Robert Kraft's girlfriend Ricki Lander.
Rewind to June, 2012, when the world first met Ricki Lander. PlayerWives.com was the first to find out who she was, and quickly saw the big dogs jump ahead of us. In that time, we've watched Lander become a regular at major events throughout Patriot Nation, walking the red carpet and being a constant in Bob's public life.
Ricki Lander's acting career never quite took off despite the A+ help from her boyfriend. We'll continue to watch her career as it evolves. Should the Patriots bring home the Lombardi Sunday night in Arizona, we imagine we'll be seeing plenty more of Ricki Lander as Bob helps celebrate across New England.
UPDATE 07-11-2012: Wow. Seriously, I'm not sure I have any other words for this video of Robert Kraft's girlfriend's acting audition. The man at the helm of the New England Patriots helped his girlfriend Ricki Lander with an acting audition.
It looks like we're the first major "media" outlet with this information, but Robert Kraft's new girlfriend's full name is Ricki Lander. Ricki Noel Lander actually. It would seem that this is her IMDB profile and that she's an actress/model. She has appeared on a variety of shows including CSI, True Blood and Extra - which she has been so kind enough to pull together clips from on her YouTube page. Ricki attended Florida International University and graduated with a degree in dance.
Turns out that the Celtics game wasn't the first time that Bob paraded his new lady friend in public, as the pair attended Spike’s Guys Choice Awards earlier this week as well. Oh and here's something fun: she's 32 or less than half the 71 year age of Robert Kraft. Amazing.
While at the Garden last night for the awful Celtics-Heat game 6, the PlayerWives.com staff hung around with all sorts of Patriots players, including Jerod Mayo, Vince Wilfork and Gerard Warren. Ya, that's right - we're big time.
Except that when I say 'hung around', I mean that literally - we saw them and basically stayed within 10 feet of them, mouths agape. Amongst the Patriots representation at the game last night was none other than Patriots owner Bob Kraft and, get this, his new girlfriend. Not quite a year after the death of wife Myra Kraft, Bob Kraft has moved on. According to BostonHerald.com, it turns out that the name of the girl that Bob Kraft is dating is Ricki, she's a "30-something" and
that is literally all that anyone knows that was all that anyone knew before the PlayerWives.com team sleuthed the Interwebs. When Kraft was asked if he was dating Ricki, he replied:
She's my pal. Doesn't she look great in that hat?
It was a throw-back Pat the Patriot black hat, and while she did look good in it - that's a pretty dodgy answer. Rumors have it that the pair have been dating for a few weeks. Check back here for more info as it surfaces.