Former NFL player Terrell Owens’ (pictured left) estranged bride, Rachel Snider (pictured), was reportedly rushed to a Texas hospital over the weekend, after allegedly attempting to end her life over her recent marital break up, according to TMZ.
The couple tied the knot in a quickie secret ceremony at a Norwalk, Calif., courthouse on January 23. After a two-week stint, though, the pair separated because Snider alleged that Owens had married her because of her good credit rating. The 33-year-old former postal worker and Mom of one stated that Owens intended on purchasing a $2 million home in Sherman Oaks, Calif., but his horrific credit profile stood in the way of securing the loan.
Consequently, Snider reportedly moved out of the home she and Owens shared together and said that she would file for divorce, “I really valued his love and friendship for five years. Out of the love in my heart, I tried to help him. We had a secret relationship for five years, and I married him for love. I felt in love and now I feel betrayed and heartbroken.”
According to TMZ, Snider tweeted on Tuesday how she was “just a little broken down right now” and “suffering from a broken heart.” The Beaumont, Texas, native then went on to tweet a day later, “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls. The most massive characters are seared with scars.”
Owens, a former wide receiver who played for 15 seasons with the NFL and earned — then blew through — a reported $80 million, has had a hard-knock life over the past few years. After not being picked up by an NFL team, Owens tried his hand at acting, weather forecasting, modeling and even had a couple of reality shows. Financially, though, Owens finances went to hell in a hand basket, with bad investment ventures, child support woes, massive tax debts, and poor management.
And while Owens has denied Snider’s allegations, the extent of Snider’s injuries have not been released.
Photo Highlights: President Obama Chicago Farewell Speech
President Barack Obama makes his final farewell speech in his hometown of Chicago. Arriving at O'hare airport on Airforce One Tuesday, early evening was First Lady Michelle Obama, daughter Malia and Vice President Joe Biden along with wife, Jill Biden.
Making a final journey as the 44th President of the United States, expressways and local South Side streets were cleared as traffic stood at a complete when the 20-vehicle caravan made its way to Valois Restaurant in Hyde Park. There, President Obama conducted a one-on-one interview with NBC anchorman, Lester Holt before proceeding to give his farewell speech at McCormick Place.
Nearly 20,000 attendees packed the nearly standing-room only space in the East wing of the McCormick Place as VIP attendees sat upfront to hang onto the President's every word. There were various groups that traveled from far and near to be a part of history including celebrity sightings from Sharon Stone to Empire's Jussie Smollett--local and state dignitaries. Opening up the ceremony was a special performance by Hip hop/R&B singer, BJ the Chicago Kid showcasing belting out the national anthem is a smart blue suit.
Once President Obama hit the stage, the electric energy of emotions ran throughout the audience. At times, the crowd's applause was so loud that it impossible to hear him but there were moments that silence rippled throughout the venue--knowing this would be his last time addressing his hometown as Chief of Staff.
In his signature style of class, poise and honor--he addressed the various strides that he and his administration has made over the last eight years in protecting America's democracy. His emotions got the best of him when he addressed his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughter Malia who sat in the front row along with Vice President Joe Biden, wife Jill and his mother-in-law--Marian Shields Robinson.
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">“Malia and Sasha, under the strangest of circumstances, you have become two amazing young women, smart and beautiful, but more importantly, kind and thoughtful and full of passion. You wore the burden of years in the spotlight so easily. Of all that I’ve done in my life, I’m most proud to be your dad.”</span></p>
<p class="p1">After the speech, the Obama family took time out to walk along the barricades, greeting and shaking hands with supporters and friends. The scene was definitely historic and we knew it was the end of an era of class that will not be duplicated in the White House for a very long time.</p>
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