Chicago’s favorite player wife, medicine Kim DeJesus and her husband Cubs outfielder David DeJesus were traded to the Washington Nationals on Monday in a sudden and unexpected move by the Cubs.
Within seconds of the news breaking, treatment Twitter was lighting up as fans reacted to the trade of the beloved athlete couple, with Kim getting the majority of the attention as she simultaneously worked social media the way only a crafty athlete’s wife can.
If you are not familiar with Kim DeJesus then you clearly aren’t following the small but budding Chicago celebrity scene.
The outspoken model/actress/activist and mother is the most active and vocal player’s wife we’ve seen in Chicago in quite some time. Kim stays busy being a mom to a 3-year old son and running the David DeJesus Family Foundation. This spring Kim and David hosted their first (and last?!) annual Fashion Show Fundraiser that featured the Cubs and their WAGs walking the runway for charity.
The former model and Chicago native also recently worked with local Bucktown boutique Edith Hart this past summer to help drive sales for the DeJesus Foundation.
Kim is active in the Cubs Players Wives group and we actually had the chance to speak to her this summer at the Crosstown Classic as she sold baseballs for charity on the concourse of the Friendly Confines with a few of the other’s players wives.
With her beauty, smokin’ bod, charitable voice and big personality, Kim has a cult following thanks to her public appearances, loyal support of her husband and the Cubs and her constant presence on Twitter where she shares normally intimate photos and videos that the public are usually not privy to.
From the DeJesus trade the Cubs will receive a player to be named later in exchange for David who is certainly a looker in his own right. The reliable and gorgeous center fielder was having a strong season despite the Cubs rebuilding efforts. The 33-year old DeJesus was batting .249 with 27 RBIs and 6 HRs. David was known to be a leader in the Cubs clubhouse and liked by all. This was his second year with the team after being acquired by Theo Epstein from the Oakland A’s prior to the start of the 2012 season.
With the DeJesuses packing up and heading to the East Coast, I wonder who will step up to the plate and take the role of the new celeb player’s wife in Chicago? It’s not an easy job. In order to be effective, one must balance the role of spokeswoman, activist, social media enthusiast, ally, and lover of all things Chicago – all while looking hot, but not too hot, and staying in good graces with the Chicago fans and media within a social media obsessed culture. Kim DeJesus did this effortlessly and with panache, and that ladies, is true talent.