When it comes to sportscasters, Erin Andrews is a name that come sup frequently. The Los Angeles native quickly rose to the top with coverage for ESPN National Hockey Night, the Little League World Series, and the Scripps National Spelling Bee. In 2010, she became a household name when she competed in ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.
With a net worth of $58 million, she’s one of the biggest in the game right now. But there’s a lot you probably don’t know about this smart and sexy sports celeb, so we’ve combed interviews and social media profiles for 10 things that surprised us most about her.
Let’s get started with our first fact — did you know her talent runs in the family?
10. Talented Sister
Erin isn’t the only talented person in the family; her younger sister Kendra has been making moves in Hollywood as a dancer and an actress. Since her debut role in the 2001 film Farewell Colette, Kendra has been featured in Step Up 3D, Footloose, House, Game On, and Masters of Sex.
9. Erin Can Sing And Act, Too
From 1997 to 2000, Erin was a part of the Florida Gators dance team called the Dazzlers, who performed at basketball and volleyball games. In 2012, she made her acting debut as Randall Morgan’s receptionist in the film That’s My Boy, which stars Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg.
8. Smitten By 50 Cent
A lot of sports fans are smitten by Erin, and that includes platinum-selling rapper 50 Cent. At the 2013 Daytona 500, the rapper tried to go in to kiss Andrews on the lips, but the reporter turned her head. This incident, which aired live on TV, led to some interesting water cooler chat the next day.
Though Andrews is undeniably a looker, the next fact shows she’s human just like the rest of us.
7. Fast Food Diet
While Erin looks fantastic on television, she does admit to having a craving for fast food. Three time a week, she’ll make her way to Chipotle and chow down on their delectable meals. Once a week, she’ll head to McDonald’s, Arby’s, and Chick-fil-A during her hectic work schedule.
6. Like Father, Like Daughter
Erin’s father Steve has been Tampa Bay’s most beloved reporter over at WFLA, which inspired Erin to become a reporter herself. Since being hired by the station in 1985, he won seven Emmys for his work. Before the season 10 finale of Dancing with the Stars, he interviewed his daughter for the station.
5. It’s In The Game
One of Erin’s nicknames is EA Sports, which is the same name of the popular Electronic Arts sports brand. In 2009, she appeared in the NCAA Football 10 video game as part of the single player mode titled “Road To Glory with Erin Andrews.” Erin is known to be a good Madden player, too.
We bet you never knew about Andrews’ accident that could have put her in the hospital. That’s up next!
4. Baseball Scare
In 2009, Erin was covering a game between the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers when a foul ball hit by Mets player Alex Cora struck her on the chin. She was sent to a local hospital and released very quickly. Luckily, she was able to cover the ESPYs later that week.
3. The Sideline Siren
Much like every other personality, the first several years were not so kind on Erin. She started out as a freelance reporter for Fox Sports Florida before landing a gig over at ESPN. In 2009, the New York Post labeled her “the sideline siren” and posted pictures from her infamous peephole tape, which didn’t sit with the popular sports network.
2. Cervical Cancer
In September 2016, Erin was diagnosed with cervical cancer, but that didn’t stop her from covering the football season. After two successful surgeries that fall, the reporter revealed that she is cancer free. Before going under the knife, she told the doctor that she has no plans on missing the Super Bowl, and she was right; Erin was on the field covering the battle between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons.
The last fact on the list is the reason why Erin’s smile is even brighter.
1. Star Fiance
Erin is the luckiest lady in the world with now with her fiance Jarret Stoll, who is a former hockey player. During his time in the NHL, he won two Stanly Cup trophies with the Los Angeles Kings in 2012 and 2014. In December 2016, he accepted his new position as a talent scout for the Kings.