Christian Ponder and Samantha Steele (Tom Gannam/AP; Jordan Strauss/Invision for Tostitos via AP)

• Married: Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder, 24, and ESPN reporter Samantha Steele, 27, on Monday. It was a courthouse ceremony across the border in Wisconsin, he told reporters Wednesday, because they wanted to keep things quiet. Sound like one Hail Mary pass of a relationship?: The two have only been dating since September. But when you know, you know: Steele told Sports Illustrated she cleared the relationship early on with her bosses (no conflict, they decided, since she covers college ball): “We realized this was the real deal.”

Born: A boy to Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy, reports People. Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy was born Monday; first child for the “Homeland” actress, 33, and actor, 37, her husband of three years.

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