This lady is obviously a woman of many talents to land a stud such as Kelly Gruber. Signed out of the World Baseball Classic, Jays prospect Leon Boyd lean-ons this smily esposa. She is real chummy with Brandon League’s wife as you can see here.
Many professional athletes would rather not discuss their personal lives, for reasons I completely respect. At the end of the day, when we talk about our lives, it’s interesting, and we’ve gotten to know each other really well.” The couple met in New York last August, not long after Fakih (pronounced fuh-KEY) became the first Muslim and first Arab-American to be crowned Miss USA.Ricky Romero & Rima Fakih (Miss USA): Other than waiting to see if Jose Bautista’s 54 homers last year were legit or if he was a one-year wonder, good luck finding a storyline on the Toronto Blue Jays (on pace for yet another mediocre 75-85-win season). Toronto pitcher Ricky Romero is dating Miss USA 2010, Rima Fakih. Born in Lebanon, she lives in Michigan and will be in a movie later this year.Perhaps they will double-date with JJ Barea & Miss Universe?Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Ricky Romero is a former first-round pick out of Cal State Fullerton in 2005, and after several years in the minors he finally was brought up to pitch with the big club in 2009.He had a breakout season last year going 14-9 with a 3.73 ERA and was rewarded with a 5-year million contract extension.Mutual friends introduced them while the Blue Jays were in town for a series at Yankee Stadium. She was unsure initially, Romero said, but he won her over.Fakih, who lived in New York for much of her childhood, told Romero that she was a Yankees fan. Good thing, too: Romero, perhaps channeling Kevin Costner’s character in “That,” he said, “made it even better.” Now, the task is lining up the travel schedules of two busy people who don’t live in the same city. I told her from day one, that’s never going to bother me.Fakih resides in New York, in conjunction with her duties as Miss USA, and Romero returns to California each off-season. “(Other) guys that have girlfriends, they’re seeing them every other week. When two people really care for each other, they’ll make it work, no matter what.So far, we have.” The irony, of course, is that Romero’s employment by a Canadian team might actually the couple maintain a sense of normalcy when they are together in public.With big money comes more exposure, and Romero is taking advantage of his celebrity status.We got word from Jimmy Traina on Hot Clicks Monday that Romero and Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih are dating.