The Chicago athlete baby boom continues and thanks to SM, cheap we are updated regularly as big news is broken, baby bumps grow, and first photos are taken.
Jett Bennett made her beautiful debut recently and we couldn’t be happier for the Bennett family. I mean, look how adorable she is in her dinosaur outfit! “Like father, like daughter #yearoftheorangedino Photo by @najalerusphotography”
It looks like Martellus is getting used to being out-numbered by the girls. He shared this picture of his beautiful wife and baby girl Jett, “Girls chilling.”
Kristin Cavallari has been staying incredibly busy balancing being a mommy, her pregnancy, and her new show on E! As if that wasn’t enough, Mrs. Cutler also graces the cover of this month’s Fit Pregnancy.
This morning she shared this picture from the set of The Fabulist. She looks absolutely flawless! “All new @thefabulist airs tonight on E! 830ET 730CT don’t forget to watch!!!”
And oh baby! Look at Elina Cassel Hjalmarsson’s bump! The soon to be mom is still looking fabulous. “New blogpost up link in bio. #fashion #sheinside #shopping #devote #blogger #chloe #spring #pregnant #ootd”
And last, but certainly not least, Amanda and Bryan Bickell shared their big news this morning over Twitter…the couple is expecting their first baby soon, and it’s a girl.
The Blackhawks are back, try and along with the rest of the city (and Blackhawk nation), we couldn’t be happier. Our city can’t stop buzzing about our Stanley Cup Champs, and Saturday night’s Stadium Series at Soldier Field was a fine welcome home for the guys.
On Saturday, the Hawks dominated the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stadium Series at Soldier Field, winning 5-1 in their first matchup with the East-leading Penguins this season. It was incredible to see the Hawks play through the snow and cold in the home of the Bears. Despite all the action over the weekend, the Hawks kept the posts coming on social media and shared some of their favorite moments with all of their adorning fans.
Andrew Shaw shared this picture (above) of some of our favorite Hawks via Instagram. He posed with Toews, Leddy and Saad. We must say, nice legs boys…. “What a great experience had a lot of fun!”
On Friday night the Hawks spent the evening with their families out at Soldier Field. Bryan Bickell posted this picture with his dad from the family night. “Had to help the old man with his skates yesterday. #funwiththefamily”
Here are some of our favorite Twitter pics from the Hawks and their WAGs on Friday night:
Typically we have a separate section for our WAGs and their posts, but this week we’re keeping them together. Our WAGs shared some great pictures and Tweets from the Stadium Series, starting with some advice from Amanda Bickell:
For everyone wanting tips on staying warm for today’s game I suggest to throw any fashion out the window and wear lots of layers. #goodboots
Elina Casell Hjalmarsson who sat inside a toasty suite at Soldier Field (can’t blame her) on Saturday night, posted this picture of her view at the game. “Feel so bad for everyone outside in the snow! #snowing #soldierfield #chicago #outside #game #blackhawks”
Elina also shared this picture of her game-time snack. “I got all I need here. #popcorn #hockey”
The @NHLBlackhawks instagrammed this picture of pre-game Kaner. “Patrick Kane (he’s that guys behind all the snowflakes) takes part in warmups. #stadiumseries”
Brandon Bollig shared this awesome picture of himself at the game. “#StadiumSeries”
Before we move on to the Bears, we had to share this picture of Elina and her baby bump and daddy’s sliver medal. “SO proud of baby daddy for winning the silver in the Olympics. Baby’s first medal pic #olympics #sochi2014 #hockey #sweden”
Moving on, our Bears have been enjoying their off-season, and certainly picked the right time to escape the cold and snow in Chicago. Stephen Paea ditched the snow for a trip to Cabo. “Destination: Cabo San Lucas #Mexico”
Brandon and Michi Marshall spent some time with the Bible this week. “Cool Bible study at Starbucks… @mrsmichmarshall”
Meanwhile, Kyle Long and Matt Forte are making plans for next season….
Just don’t pass out billy bob lol RT @Ky1eLong: I wanna score a TD at soldier field haha @MattForte22 can we workout a lateral kinda deal
We might as well add a K-Cav section to the weekly roundup. The beautiful Kristin Cavallari isn’t letting her pregnacy slow her down. She shared this adorable picture with Camden and Jay earlier in the week. “Been having a beautiful, relaxing family va-cay. Thanks @mikoh_ for the perfect preggers bathing suit”
On Sunday, Kristin looked stunning while helping E! with the pre-Oscar coverage. “Had a great time helping countdown to the Oscars on E! I loved my Alexander McQueen dress.. felt like a princess”
Then later changed up her look for the after party. “Changed into Balmain for the Elton John party”
Alexander McQueen and Balmain? K-Cav definitely gets our vote for Chicago’s best dressed at the Oscars. Thanks for representing, K-Cav.
That’s all we have for you this week divas. Have a wonderful week and catch us back here next Monday!
With the Sochi Olympics now officially over, see this Monday feels particularly heavy. Perhaps it is because the Russians ended up topping the US in the medal count (33-28), or maybe it’s the hockey hangover from the US being shut-out in the bronze medal game.
In any event, it’s time for our Blackhawks to get back in regular season mode. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to enjoy hockey at a decent hour; those early games were beginning to get the best of me.
Even though the Americans were shut out, with six deserving Blackhawks on Team Canada, we were still happy to see Canada take the gold. The official Sochi Instagram account posted this picture after Canada’s big win. “Canada players in the Men’s Ice Hockey Gold Medal match #sochi2014 #sochi2014olympics”
Here are some of our favorite Olympic Hockey tweets for both the Men’s and Women’s teams:
Spent my career at the U of Vermont dreaming of playing in the NHL like Marty St. Louis. Now we share a gold medal. pic.twitter.com/bcWCa7SDAD
On to some envious Bears vacation photos: Henry Melton shared this picture on an incredible looking vacation…”You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.”
And Kyle Long spent some time in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico this week. “Jah Bless”
This pool picture Kyle shared honestly just makes me miserable…. “Mas cervezas por favor”
Oh and not to mention his tequila butler…. Kyle we’re always available if you ever need a travel companion. “Tequila butler #quiche”
Meanwhile, another Bear, Stephen Paea spent some time with his family. “Daddy Duty ALL DAY EVERYDAY…!!!!”
In case Martellus Bennett didn’t have enough on his plate he can officially add “author” to his resume.
Happy to announce that I finally received a publishing deal for my first book. Which will be released August 1 2014. — Martellus Bennett (@MartysaurusRex) February 21, 2014
Our Bears have also been tweeting about the NFL Combine:
KCav and Siggi Bennet keep sharing their growing bump pics. Siggi posted this picture of her glowing self. “Ready to pop”
And Kristin Cavallari is about to be extremely busy… And not just because she’s expecting again. She shared some HUGE news with her Instagram followers this week. “THRILLED to finally announce I’ll be hosting a new half hour show called The Fabulist on E! with the beautiful @orlyshani. We will discuss the top trends in fashion, beauty, and lifestyle. Premieres March 17th 830pm ET!!! Don’t miss it!”
That sums up last week’s best social media moments. Stay warm this week divas, and we’ll see you right back here next Monday.
Happy Monday, sildenafil divas! Nine degree temps on a Monday morning don’t seem half as bad after a sports Sunday like we just endured. Both the Bears and Blackhawks wrapped up the weekend with big wins over the Browns and the Kings, keeping us sports fans happy as elves heading into this final week before Christmas.
What an amazing game yesterday for our Bears! Bear nation was pretty nervous during the first half of yesterday’s matchup in Cleveland, but once Jay got back into the swing of things, the Bears made us believe in Monsters once again.
The Bears Instagram posted this picture immediately after the game. “VICTORY@ #Bears defeat the Browns 38-31 to keep playoff hopes alive. #CHIvsCLE #BelieveInMonsters”
Despite the ‘unofficial’ QB controversy, Brandon Marshall backed up his number one quarterback after the game with this picture. “Cutty, Mr. 4th Quarter.. Once he shook the Rust he lit it up.”
Alshon Jeffery had another great game yesterday and is emerging as the Bears #1 weapon. The NFL’s official Instagram couldn’t resist posting this picture of him after his ridiculous TD catch in the 3rd to put the Bears up over the Browns. “Alshon Jeffery. WOW. #ThatIsAll #CHIvsCLE”
After the game, Alshon posted this picture of himself and Martellus Bennett. “Me and bug brah @martysaurusrex #InTheZoneActingUp #ImSerious #MonstersOFTheMidway #BearDown”
Before the game yesterday, Kyle Long snapped this picture of Cleveland’s First Energy Stadium. “What does your office look like?”
Martellus Bennett continues to keep us entertained off the field with his insightful (and often hilarious) daily posts as well as his unique taste in fashion. The Black Unicorn posted this picture of his game day look. “Today…” A big man that can entertain, catch, block and rock crimson trousers with colorful socks? #truecatch
Brandon Marshall stayed warm on the field yesterday with his fur lined cleats that we can only assume were an awesome gift from his better half. “Thanks Bun Bun… My toes stayed warm… @mrsmichmarshall”
Earl Bennett had a big game yesterday with a TD in the 4th. Afterward, he took a little time to hang out with his kids after yesterday’s big game. “Relaxing…”
Our Bulls have stayed really quiet these last few weeks…understandably so – these guys have more to worry about than posting on social media. Since DRose’s injury, the Bulls have begun to spiral out of control and have lost 7 of their last 10 and now sit in last place in the East.
But Carlos Boozer did post this picture of our chilly Chicago via Instagram this week. “The Windy City Today!!! #chitown #cliq #holdat”
Stay positive guys.
As a segue into our WAGs Section, Brandon Marshall posted this picture of Kristin Cavallari on the cover of the October Modern Luxury NS Magazine. “Ran into this lovely cover. This women is a #trailblaze @kristincavallari”
Speaking of KCav, she posted this picture on Instagram on Sunday. “Ohhh haaay Instagram… don’t do a lot of selfies but thought id say hi :)”
It’s been rumored that Martellus Bennett wants his brother Michael Bennett to get traded from the Seahawks to the Bears. Siggi didn’t help those rumors when she posted this tweet this weekend.
Our Blackhawks have also been M.I.A. in the social media world. Unlike the Bulls, the Hawks have been dominating and kicking ass all over the conference. Thankfully their WAGs have been giving us some updates…
According to E! News Online, salveKristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler are expecting! Cavallari, the 26-year old wife of Bears quarterback, Jay Cutler and former reality star turned fashion designer, has not publicly come out and announced her pregnancy via Twitter, but multiple sources are confirming that the rumors are true.
Kristin has been very vocal about wanting a second child, so we knew it wouldn’t be long before an announcement was made. To be honest, the timing couldn’t be better with Jay on the IR for the next 3-4 weeks, the announcement won’t serve as a distraction. Not that Jay ever seems effected by anything the media says, at least he’ll have some true down time to soak in the good news and the media response.
It’s unclear how far along Kristin is in her pregnancy, but we’re guessing it’s over 12 weeks if it is public, which means baby #2 will arrive just in time for summer. We’ll be watching this one closely.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be the wife or girlfriend of a pro athlete? Of course you have! Any sport-lovin’ gal has had at least one make believe moment of sitting in the ‘family’ skybox, site flying first class, sickness hanging on the sidelines…Only a few lucky ladies get to live the coveted WAG lifestyle, and let’s be honest, damn – do we envy them.
Luckily, with the proliferation of athletes on social media these days, we have greater insight and access to players and their WAGs (wives and girlfriends) like never before, making it easier than ever to envy admire their lifestyle from afar.
We have come to expect our favorite athletes and their WAGs to share intimate details over Twitter and Instagram: engagements, births of children, breakups, deep thoughts and game day fashion, to name just a few. But lately it seems like athlete’s WAGs are just as vocal, if not more active, than their athletically-gifted better halves. These women are digital cheerleaders, activists, fashionistas, career women, mothers, fans…just like us.
We decided to do a little digging to find out more about our very own Chicago WAGs. These ladies that make up our Top 10 list tend to be more active on social media and keep their relationships public, much to our delight. Many of these women have been there since the very beginning when their famous husbands and boyfriends were just starting their careers. Regardless of their relationship history, all of these lovely ladies have a huge influence on some of our favorite men, so it’s only right for us to get to know them better! Let’s get started:
Number 10: Sylvie Cormier
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Relationship: fiancé to Corey Crawford
Slyvie would be higher on our list, but she is not very active on social media and tries her best to stay out of the spotlight. We must say, she does a pretty good job staying under the radar as the fiancé of Stanley Cup Champion net-minder, Corey Crawford.
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Corey proposed to Sylvie on May 13, 2013. If you remember, the proposal came between the Minnesota Wild and the Detroit Red Wings series.
Sylvie and Corey are both from Quebec and they met 11 years ago when he was playing junior hockey. Apparently Sylvie and Corey are close friends of Bryan and Amanda Bickell. So much so that they were in the Bickell’s wedding party this summer.
Number 9: Mieka Reese
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Relationship:Former girlfriend and mother to Derrick Rose’s baby.
Until a couple days ago, we had Mieka ranked much higher, but in case you missed the news, Derrick and Mieka have called it quits. Mieka and Derrick were high school sweethearts and she was by his side through it all. Just over a year ago, she gave birth to their child, PJ Rose.
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Mieka broke the break-up news on Instagram this week with this picture. “PJ is the center of my life now and Derrick and I work together to co-parent for him. No Derrick and I are not in a relationship anymore but our friendship has always been there and will continue to grow. Even if our only purpose in life was to create our son, I’m fine with that.. My son is the greatest gift I could’ve asked for… Happy Sunday.”
Number 8: Abby Sharp
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Relationship: Wife of Patrick Sharp
Abby and Patrick Sharp met while they were both students at the University of Vermont. The couple dated for nine years before they became engaged. They were married on July 24, 2010. On December 9, 2011 Abby gave birth to their first child, Madelyn. Just over a week ago on October 13 Abby gave birth to the couple’s second child, Sadie. Unfortunately, Abby isn’t very vocal on social media. She still manages to publicly support her hubby, who continues to lead every hot NHL list that we can think of, despite the fact he has officially been off the market for over three years now.
Number 7: Chaunette Boulerice
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Relationship: Girlfriend of Andrew Shaw
We’re not quite sure when Chaunette and Andrew started dating, but it’s clear from the couple’s social media activity that these two are definitely an item. Chaunette is an adorable blonde from Ontario who attended Durham College in Ontario, and moved to Chicago to be with Andrew.
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The couple lives together and they frequently post pictures of their two dogs on Instagram. If you follow her on Twitter you can tell she has a great sense of humor too. What is there not to love about this WAG?
Number 6: Elina Casell Hjalmarsson
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Relationship: Wife of Niklas Hjalmarsson
Twitter and Instagram: @elinacasell
This show-stopping WAG is a Swedish model, makeup artist and hairstylist who stole the heart of Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson. The couple were married this past summer on July 27, 2013.
Elina has been criticized in the past for publicly posting about her luxurious lifestyle, but honestly, can you blame her?
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We say, keep the posts coming! The stunning couple are already expecting their first child, and we couldn’t be happier for them! Just look at how gorgeous she is looking with that bump!
Number 5: Michi Marshall
photo credit: @mrsmichmarshall Instagram
Relationship:Wife of Brandon Marshall
Twitter and Instagram: @MrsMich Marshall
Our favorite Bears receiver has a strong ally by his side in wife Michi. Mrs. Marshall is very active on social media and in the Chicago community. You can find Michi posting fierce game day fashion on Sundays and always supporting her husband and the Bears.
Michi and Brandon met when they were both students at Central Florida University. You may remember back in 2011 when Michi was arrested for allegedly stabbing Brandon with a knife which the couple has since described as self-defense.
photo credit: @mrsmichmarshall Instagram
Since Brandon was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder Michi has stayed by his side and the couple has even created the Brandon Marshall Foundation. According to the website, the foundation, “is devoted to raising awareness for mental illness and help others gain access to the resources that they need to recover.” We give Michi props for helping her husband through that tough time and for continuing to be an advocate for the cause.
Number 4: Brittany Fletcher
photo credit: @brittfletch Instagram
Relationship: Fiancé of Gordon Beckham
Twitter: @brittanyfletch Instagram: @brittfletch
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Gordon and Brittany have less than 20 days until their November 9th wedding. The wedding is rumored to be taking place in Fayetteville, Georgia. The couple met through Gordon’s agent, AKA Brittany’s brother. Brittany was on season 21 of the Amazing Race. Fun fact: On Brittany’s 18th birthday she went on the Price is Right and won the Showcase Showdown…. What a lucky lady.
Number 3: Siggi Bennett
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Relationship: Wife of Martellus Bennett
Twitter: @siggibennett Instagram: @siggib
Siggi became one of our favorite new Chicago WAGs this year after her hubby Martellus signed a four-year deal with the Bears this offseason. In just a few short months, Siggi has made her mark on Chicago and has won us over. The Sarah Lawrence grad is a makeup artist and loves to show off her unique fashion and style.
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Siggi and Martellus recently broke the news that they are expecting their first child! Perhaps the most refreshing trait of this WAG is her undeniable love for her hubby. Even her Twitter bio reads: “Sarah Lawrence grad, makeup artist, mommy to-be. Married to Bruce Wayne aka Martellus Bennett. Random thoughts, occasional outbursts, lots of PDA.”
Number 2: Amanda Bickell
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Relationship: Wife of Bryan Bickell
Twitter: @caskenette Instagram: @abickell
Amanda and Bryan were recently married on August 3. The Canadian couple met when Bryan played in Ottawa for the 67’s. According to their wedding website, they first met over a game of pool. On January 25, 2012 Bryan finally proposed. This WAG plays a huge role in Bryan’s humanitarian side.
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Amanda founded the organization ChicagoLovesPits.org and the Bryan Bickell Classic. She is a strong advocate for pitbulls and dog rescues. We can only wonder if they will be in the Slyvie and Corey Crawford’s wedding party since they were in Amanda and Bryan’s.
Number 1: Kristin Cavallari
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Relationship: Wife of Jay Cutler
Twitter: @kristincav Instagram: @kristincavallari
It wouldn’t be right for us to put Kristin Cavallari anywhere but at the top of our WAGs list. Kristin, who was a reality TV celeb before marrying #6, is a talented woman who isn’t afraid to defend her man. Even this past weekend she got into a Twitter feud with someone who said she wasn’t concerned about Jay’s groin injury. We love her outspoken attitude!
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Kristin and Jay were married on June 8th of this past year in Nashville. Besides being a fashion designer and having her own shoe line, she still finds the time to be a mom to little Camden Cutler! Recently, she announced that she is ready for baby number two. Apparently she and Jay are ready to give Camden a sibling and are trying to get pregnant again.
That sums up our top 10 WAGs! Do you have the inside scoop on a WAG or think there is someone we may have missed? Let us know!