New Orleans Saints Wives and Girlfriends (WAGS)
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- With Eli Manning leading the Giants into the Super Bowl being hosted in Peyton Manning's hometown team's city, we know that the Manning family will be prominently featured during all the various game coverage. With that in mind, let's meet the Olivia Williams Manning, aka the matriarch of the Manning family; the wife of Archie Manning and the mother to Peyton, Eli and Cooper.
Archie Manning met the former Olivia Williams while attending Ole Miss together. Archie, obviously leading the Ole Miss football team followed every stereotype in the book, when he began dating Olivia, who also wound up being the homecoming queen her senior year. The two were married in May, 1971, shortly after Archie was drafted by the Saints with the 2nd pick in that year's draft.
Archie and Olivia had their first son Cooper in 1974, with Peyton and Eli born in 1976 and 1981 respectively.
Aside from being the only female in an entirely male and entirely football crazy household, Olivia has developed a name for herself as an incredibly devoted charitable figure. Olivia has worked tirelessly in the family's hometown of New Orleans, especially following Hurricane Katrina. Though the Manning's home in the Garden District escaped significant damage, Olivia joined a foundation, "Women of the Storm," which aided in the efforts to help rebuild the city.
Women of the Storm is a charity which states it's mission as, "to educate leaders and gain attention to the scale and breadth of devastation caused in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita by inviting all members of Congress and others who set the national agenda to visit New Orleans and coastal Louisiana to see first-hand the unprecedented damage, the challenges of rebuilding, the signs of progress, and how Louisiana’s recovery has a direct impact on every state in the nation."
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- The 2010 offseason was a big period of time for Darren Sproles. Not only did he sign a monster contract with the New Orleans Saints, but he also married the former Michel Hunt.
Michel is an accomplished athlete unto herself, competing at the national level in track events as a child and teen. Her track and field accomplishments paid off, leading to a full boat scholarship to UNLV.
Darren and Michel now run a non-profit organization, Sproles Empowered Youth , whose mission statement is:
SEY's mission is to empower teen boys and girls with essential life-skills that will encourage them to become responsible and successful adults. Michel and Darren's goal is to inspire these future leaders to face life's challenges with hope and dignity.
Darren and Michel have one child, daughter Devyn. That kid's gonna has one hell of an athletic gene pool to swim in...
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- OK, so try to follow this weird web of a reality TV love pentagon.
Meet Dollicia Bryan. She used to date New Orleans Saints Super Bowl champ, Darren Sharper. There are rumors online that Dollicia slept with Reggie Bush, though we openly admit that piecing the timeline together has been a struggle, so we're not suggesting that she cheated on Sharper with Bush or vice versa. From things we've heard from clubhouse confidants, passing girls around amongst teammates can be a common practice, so none of this surprises us. There are rumors that Dollicia slept with Reggie Bush while he was still with Kim Kardashian, and that now Kim Kardashian and Dollicia have a feud developing. That feud was fueled by these comments made by Dollicia to King Magazine in July 2011:
"We’re two different women. I’m a mother, so I can never be famous for leaking a sex tape... there’s a huge difference between us. I’ll stay the Queen of talent and acting, but as far as being the Queen of who I’m dating and being in the media all the time; she can stay the Queen of that."
Now reports are surfacing that whether in a spiteful move, or pure coincidence, Dancing With The Stars hopeful Rob Kardashian is dating Dollicia Bryan (though according to some of these online rumors most notably from MediaTakeOut and The Hollywood Gossip, using the word dating may be taking a loose interpretation of the word). According to these same rumors, Kim is now furious with both her brother, and who appears to be her bitter rival. MediaTakeOut reports that Rob and Dollicia have actually moved in together. Even though Kim is pissed, Khloe Kardashian and her husband Lamar Odom's must be thrilled for Rob to have finally moved out, right?
Now Dollicia has the female version of Jeter-esque dating resume: In addition to Sharper, Bush, and Kardashian, she can also add the names Bow-Wow, Shawne Merriman, Jamie Foxx and Kanye West to the list of celebrities that she's been romantically linked (though Foxx and West appear to be speculative online rumors at best).