Awkward! Tony Gonzalez’s wife and ex-girlfriend are both trying out to be a co-host on ‘The View’

Tony Gonzalez with the Atlanta Falcons in 2012. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

Call it a coincidence, because that’s most likely what it is. Two women linked romantically to former NFL star Tony Gonzalez are reportedly finalists for co-hosting positions on “The View,” The Kansas City Star reports. One of the women is Gonzalez’s wife, October, and the other is his ex-girlfriend and mother to one of his children, Los Angeles-based reporter Lauren Sanchez, who once tried out for “The View” in 1999 but did not get the job.

Both women reportedly participated in screen tests with current co-host Whoopi Goldberg and returning co-host Rosie O’Donnell, according to The Wrap.

Sanchez may have a slight advantage of her ex’s spouse, however. October Gonzalez does not have any entertainment experience, according the The Wrap, although she is represented by her husband’s manager.

Other sports-related candidates that The Wrap reports are still in the mix include ESPN’s Jemele Hill, co-host of “Numbers Never Lie,” and ESPN and ABC’s Sage Steele, the host of Friday and Sunday evening broadcasts of “NBA Countdown.”

Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.



Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments
Next Story
Marissa Payne · August 8, 2014