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ESPN’s Samantha Steele describes her not-so-romantic wedding to Vikings Christian Ponder

ESPN’s Samantha Steele describes her not-so-romantic wedding to Vikings Christian Ponder

Samantha Steele and Christian Ponder make a cute couple. She’s the sideline reporter for ESPN and he’s the cute quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings. What we expect would be a fairy tale wedding with all the trimmings. However, their courtship didn’t last long and it ended with a quick civil ceremony followed by a reception of roast beef sandwiches and hanging out with friends. Yeah. Really. 

In fact, Samantha described her night of “romance” in an interview with the St. Paul Pioneer Press:

I never was really a girl who planned out what my wedding would be, what my dress would look like. Everybody’s different. When we got married, he picked me up at the airport and I was wearing jeans and a sweatshirt and a hat. We drove the 20 minutes to Hudson or whatever it was, walked in, got married. Then we went and ate Arby’s as our wedding meal. We get way more attention than we ever deserve or need or want, because of our jobs. I don’t need a day that’s all about me. I was happy to go get married. That night after we had our Arby’s, we forgot the offensive line had an Ugly Sweater Party at a local restaurant. One of the guys texted Christian and asked, “Dude, where are you at?” We went to the mall and found ugly sweaters and went to the Ugly Sweater Party. We wanted to leave early, but everybody was like, “No, don’t leave.” I’m thinking, “Gosh, we just got married.”

Wow. Wow. At least her ring is beautiful.

Samantha Ponder

Samantha Ponder

That’s all I can say. What do you think?

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

~Angela Davis

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