Sports stars tend to have beautiful and loving wives, but it's not often you see them as controversial and outspoken as Miko Grimes, the wife of NFL star Brent Grimes.
Can you imagine someone going lengths to annoy the team her husband currently plays for, just so he can sign for a team with better prospect elsewhere? Well, that's exactly what she said.
One could argue Miko might be a fiery character but she is no doubt extremely caring for her spouse. Brent's wife's personality was evident from the very early dating years of the couple.
Brent Grimes' Married Life
Brent Grimes is married to Miko Grimes, a former professional basketball player as well as the former sports talk show host. The couple tied the knot in Los Vegas in 2010.
Grimes met his future wife for the first time back when Miko was hosting football camps in Atlanta. Interestingly, Miko initially thought Brent might be gay when they first started dating.
As Brent was slow to make his move during the pair's early dating years, Miko wondered of Brent's orientation and whether he was even attracted to women. As it turned out the NFL player was actually shy which led to Miko's confusion.
Speaking on this, Miko said:
"We were going out for a month, and he wouldn’t kiss me, wouldn’t grab my ass, wouldn’t do anything guys do."
The former talk show host continued:
"I thought: It’s Atlanta; lots of guys here have beards. And I’m kind of a tomboy. Maybe he thought I’d be cool with that."
As per Sports Illustrated, Miko stopped returning her boyfriend's calls after thinking he was not interested in her. Later, Brent persisted and the pair dated eventually leading to marriage.
Brent's spouse Miko is a celebrity in her own right. She served as a personality for a radio sports program on 560-WQAM.
As per the Palm Beach post, Miko was arrested prior to a 2015 Dolphins game. Apparently, she broke through a police barricade of bicycles. She was later released after her arrest in 2015.
After getting restrained, it was reported Miko headbutted an officer and began kicking another one. The charges were later dropped, although it's got to be said, she is definitely one fiery lady!
Moreover, Miko was a professional athlete who played professional basketball in four different countries overseas.
Earlier, she played basketball and ran track in high school. She had graduated from California State University, Los Angeles with a degree in kinesiology and nutritional science.
Meanwhile, the couple shares a son together named Aiden Grimes born in 2010.
It remains to be seen when the pair decides to expand their already adorable family. In the meantime, the entire family of three couldn't look more delightful.
Miko Grimes' Twitter Rage Almost Cost Brent His Career
When Brent found a new NFL home with Tampa Bay Buccaneers, his wife did not exactly make it easy for him. In fact, the NFL teams were largely hesitant to even pick the athlete because of Miko's controversial and outspoken nature.
At least three NFL managers publicly said they wouldn't sign Brent because they don't want Miko anywhere near their teams. Moreover, Miko was actually the major reason the Dolphins cut him loose in the first place!
Interestingly, Miko admitted to saying controversial stuff in order to get Brent released. She has never been a character hesitant to speak her mind, even to her husband's own teammates.
When Brent still played for the Dolphins, she harshly criticized quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Miko tweeted:
"My Column: How many people does Ryan Tannehill have to get fired before you realize he's the problem."
Miko insisted it was all a grand master plan to get Brent released, so he could play for another team.
Speaking to Sports Illustrated, Brent's outspoken wife said:
"People say I got him cut with my mouth. Duh! That was the goal."
Meanwhile, Brent denied having anything to do with his wife's tweets, insisting Miko's opinions are her own.
Brent Grimes: Quick Facts
- Born on 19th July 1983 in Philadelphia, Missouri.
- His birth sign is Cancer.
- His mother is Debbie Hall.
- He stands at 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 185 lbs.
- He went to Philadelphia (PA) Northeast high school and Shippensburg college.
- He signed for the Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 2006.
- He played for Atlanta Falcons (2006-2012), and Miami Dolphins (2013-2015).
- He currently plays for Tampa Bay Buccaneers since 2016.
- He has won Pro Bowl 4 times (2010, 2013, 2014, and 2015).
- He won the second team All-Pro in 2014.
- He became the World Bowl XV Champion in 2007 as a member of NFL Europa's Hamburg Sea Devils.
- He was DII All-American 3 times from 2003 to 2005 in Shippensburg University.
- He was named the NFL Alumni Defensive Back of the Year in 2011 while playing for the Atlanta Falcons.
- He signed a 4-year contract worth $32 million with the Miami Dolphins in 2014.
- His net worth is estimated to be $8 million.