This isn’t a drill.
For WAGS LA‘s latest forged members Dominique Penn and Michelle Fast, loyalty to their NFL husbands and households means completely all the things. In an unique interview with E! Information, the longtime associates clarify why they really “reside and breathe” the WAGS way of life.
“We do not play with our husbands and we do not play with their careers,” Michelle, who’s married to Washington Redskins vast receiver Brian Fast, says. “We’re not doing this for TV. We actually are 100 % down-ass WAGS—the primary ones within the stands and the final ones to depart the stadiums. We’re die or experience for our males, so I am completely happy to deliver that to indicate as a result of I really feel like I can feed off Dominique.”
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Dominique, who’s married to Oakland Raiders offensive deal with Donald Penn, utterly agrees. “We’re not followers of this life,” she states. “We actually reside this life. I feel that is the distinction between individuals who watch us [on TV] and watch our males [in the games]. We’re not followers. We do that. That is our way of life.”
Along with elevating three youngsters along with her husband, the “mompreneur” has a web-based child boutique, Strollers & Extra, writes a youngsters’s guide collection and runs the Mrs. Penn Open Coronary heart Basis to offer again to the inside metropolis in Oakland and Los Angeles. However she manages to juggle all of it in help of Donald’s soccer profession.
“It is like they’re the automotive and we are the engine,” Dominique explains. “I do not assume my husband can do what he does right now on the sphere with out me being there. So when he will get his accolades and indicators his contracts, I all the time really feel like I am signing that contract too as a result of I have been holding it down to ensure our household is completely good for him to offer his finest.”
Michelle additionally hopes exhibiting her relationship helps to dispel the stereotype that athletes aren’t good companions. “[Brian] is an incredible husband and he is the best dad you might ever consider. It is necessary for the youthful ladies to see that you will discover anyone that treats you effectively and loves you. There’s this entire stereotype behind an athlete, however I am with one and he is really fairly wonderful.”
On the finish of day, Dominique and Michelle hope viewers perceive that being a WAG is not all the time glamorous behind the scenes. It is an unpredictable way of life the place nothing is assured. That is why household is so necessary to them.
“Household comes first for us—first,” Michelle says. “We’re at each apply and we’re at each sport that we are able to make. I am on the identical schedule as my husband. You’d assume we’re on the staff. They solely factor that I do not do is go within the locker room!”