Media Wives and Girlfriends (WAGS)


Lenny Wilkens' Wife Marilyn Wilkens

Lenny Wilkens' wife Marilyn Wilkens has been married to the old chap for a very long time. I don't know when they were married, but they've been giving to a place called the Odessa Brown Clinic since 1970, so that gives you some idea of how long they've been together. That's 45 years right there, and Lenny himself was born in 1937, so he'll be 80 in two years. That's an impressive run of years in its own right.

That giving streak I just mentioned is part of what defines the best former professional coaches. I hesitate to say Lenny Wilkens is retired because he's still very active. Lenny Wilkens' wife Marilyn Wilkens travels along with him to places all across the globe. In 2010, they traveled to South Korea and Lenny acted as a consultant for their national team. This was to try and help South Korea win in the Asian Games, which is just what it sounds like. He's past the days when he'd take up coaching full time (since that would take him away from spending time with Marilyn, their children, and their grandchildren) but he's still an active and competitive person. Their children were born a long time ago and are named Leesha, Randy, and Jaime. Their grandchildren are named Ashley and Nicole. Lenny and Marilyn live in Seattle, and they've said they'd be interested in some kind of involvement if Seattle ever gets another professional basketball team. That seems unlikely, and after all the studies that have been done proving that sports arenas don't actually contribute much to a city's economy, it probably won't happen any time in Lenny and Marilyn's lifetime.

The couple also take part in a host of other philanthropic events such as the Annual Lenny Wilkens Foundation Celebrity Classic Weekend. This event includes a dinner auction and a golf tournament. They're overall great people when it comes to giving back.


Paul Casey's Wife Pollyanna Woodward

Paul Casey's wife Pollyanna Woodward just had a baby. She said last year, "We're so excited about having a little us to teach, love, and watch grow up! It's such a gift and we really can't wait to meet them." Calling the baby a "little us" is kinda' weird, but we get what you're saying, Pollyanna. Paul and Pollyanna met at the 2011 Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix while Pollyanna was presenting the checkered flag Ball with Eddie Jordan. Pollyanna was going through a divorce, and so was Paul. She says she waited until his divorce was finalized and then asked him out. I don't know why you'd wait; I mean the guy is obviously not seeing or with the woman who he's divorcing.

Polyanna's an English lady, born in one of those regions with two endings-- Nottinghamshire. It should be mentioned right away that Pollyanna is a presenter on a very successful television show called 'The Gadget Show.' It's a show about consumer electronics hosted by a bunch of people. I've never seen it, but I'm guessing she's the one who goes "out in the field" and tests out products and talks to people involved in producing them. One of the most notable things to happen to her on television was her time training with an Olympic diver named Tom Daley. She basically face-planted into the water and came out bleeding from the nose and eyes. Photographs of her face afterward showed a very painful looking two bloody red eyes and a red face. So that instantly taught Paul Casey's wife Pollyanna Woodward that putting your hands out in a dive is important to actually break up the water in front of you, I guess. Though the dive was from a 3 meter springboard where she was doing a 1.5 somersault. She screwed it up in a way where it caused her to smack her face directly into the water at a harsh momentum.


Albert Haynesworth's Girlfriend Brittany Jackson

I suppose the turn into broadcasting sports games makes sense for professional athletes, and in the case of Albert Haynesworth's girlfriend Brittany Jackson, that's what we've got. I'm not sure if Albert Haynesworth has commented on sports broadcasts, but he certainly has other off-field activities going. He owns a burger joint, for one thing, and he got some attention for pouring water on a homeless guy who was harassing customers outside of his restaurant. By far, he's most known for taking $33 million off of the Redskins for basically nothing, and he's been written about by the Washington Post for signing a huge contract with a signing bonus and then purposefully trying to get released.

But let's focus on the lovely and talented Brittany. Apparently Brittany has done some modeling work, and she certainly looks nice in a bathing suit. She also hosts a special Basketball Academy Annual Party to support the Pat Summit Foundation, and it's a party where pro athletes get together and raise money. Terrell Owens was in attendance at the one in 2013, and that event happened to take place at an enormous private estate in Tennessee (where Brittany went to college). I suppose she can never really escape her history with the Tennessee Lady Vols, as she was the 3-point marskman. Her team got to the final four each season she played, and they won in both 2003 and 2004. Her life so far seems pretty sweet to me, and even though she's not really known for her career in the WNBA, she still has a ball broadcasting the games. The other big news for Albert Haynesworth's girlfriend Brittany Jackson is that she's pregnant. It was only reported on a few days ago, but she is expecting a baby, and she retweeted the story that TMZ dropped. Being an expert on getting released, Albert should prove invaluable at the birth.