Following the success of Basketball Wives, the network is taking a page from the Real Housewives book and taking the show national bringing in a whole new cast of over-the-top wives with Dallas worthy big hair and big bling in their newest reality offering, Football Wives. In the premiere episode, the gals got things brewing with a big fight over….. wait for it….. Bible Study!
Who are the VH1 Football Wives?
Pilar Sanders. Pilar is married to retired all-pro cornerback Deion Sanders. The couple have three children together – Shilo, Shedeur, and Shelomi. Deion has two children – Deion Jr. and Deiondra – from his marriage to Carolyn Chambers. This is the second reality offering by the family who previously starred in Deion & Pilar: Prime Time Love on Oxygen in 2008.
Chanita Foster. Chanita is married to NFL veteran and current UFL tackle Greg Foster. The family has a very full house with six kids – three of the couple’s biological kids, one adopted son from Swaziland, the daughter of a neighbor who could no longer care for the girl, and a child from Greg’s previous relationship.
Amanda Davis. Amanda is the wife of Dallas Cowboys Offensive Lineman Leonard Davis. With big hair and big personality, Amanda manages a busy family and the family businesses. The couple have been married for five years and have two daughters.
Melani Ismail. Melani is married to former college and professional football player Rocket Ismail. The couple originally met on a blind date and married just four months later. They are parents to four children and make their home in Dallas. This season sees Melani trying to revitalize her music career.
Brittany Pigrenet. Britney is the girlfriend of Dallas Cowboys kicker David Buehler. The couple met while Brittany was working as a Hooter’s girl in Dallas. There are currently no children in the equation, but after a year together Brittany has her eyes on the prize with marriage and kids in their future.
Dawn Neufeld. Dawn is married to Ryan Neufeld a former NFL player and current tight end in the UFL. The couple have two children – son Will and daughter Bryn. Facing the twilight of Ryan’s football career, the college sweethearts are facing the financial reality of life after professional football.
Erin McBriar. Erin is married to Dallas Cowboys punter Mat McBriar. The couple have no children, and are realistic about the financial future of a NFL family. Erin is working towards owning her own fashion boutique.
Mercedes Nelson. Mercedes is the ex-girlfriend of Dallas star Marion Barber. She credits herself as a singer and burlesque dancer. She is the only ‘wife’ no longer with her man on the premiere season of Football Wives.