Maria Spagnuolo is the wife of New York Giants interim head coach, Steve Spagnuolo.
On Monday, December 4, the Giants organization announced that head coach Ben McAdoo had been fired. Steve Spagnuolo has been announced as his replacement, and will lead the struggling team for the remainder of the season.
Steve and his wife, Maria, have been married for well over a decade. She has been an incredible support system to him, both on and off the field.
Here is what you need to know:
1. She Met Steve on a Blind Date
The Spagnuolos met on a blind date several years ago. Steve wasn’t quick to jump on the opportunity to meet a girl and it took a lot of convincing on behalf of his friends — but he eventually agreed to meet Maria, and it’s a good thing that he did.
Although the two seemed to hit it off straight away, Steve was rather old fashioned and took his time before making a move on his now-wife. In fact, the first couple of times the couple hung out, they were on group dates. It wasn’t until their third date that they went out just the two of them, according to NJ.com.
Steve’s family was quick to accept Maria, and they have nothing but wonderful things to say about her.
“She was sent by God to be his wife,” Steve’s mom, Carol, told NJ.com back in 2008. The site adds that Steve’s brother calls her “Saint Maria.”
“I’m the luckiest guy in the world,” Steve has said about his wife.
2. She & Steve Got Married at the Vatican
In 2005, Maria and Steve said their “I do’s” at the Vatican in Rome, Italy. The couple made the decision to head overseas to tie the knot, and didn’t tell their families until just a …read more
Source:: Heavy.com – Sports