New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been described as the one of the classiest men in pro sports. His team has been through some ups and downs (a lot more ups than downs, lately) and he has guided the organization as well as any of the other billionaires in his elite company.
Robert Kraft’s wife, Myra Kraft, passed away in 2011 and the shot of him standing alone, looking up to the heavens, after the Patriots lost to the Giants in last season’s Super Bowl is heartbreaking.
Apparently, he’s over Myra’s death now. At least, that is, if recent reports are to be believed. The 71-year-old Kraft is now rumored to be dating a 32-year-old dancer and aspiring actress named Ricki Noel Lander. That’s a 39-year age gap, for those who aren’t great at math. It violates the “half your age plus seven” rule of relationships.
The relationship has been rumored for a while now, with Kraft only saying that Lander is his “pal.” It blew up this morning, however, when this video of Kraft helping Lander audition for a crude scene in an Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn movie that includes stripper characters went viral:
Just who is Ricki Noel Lander? There isn’t much information about her to be found. She’s had small, guest-starring roles on shoes like True Blood, Ugly Betty and CSI. She played a flight attendant in the movie Iron Man.
She seems to have been dating Kraft, or at least spending time with him, for a little while now. They haven’t exactly tried to hide it, judging by the photos below. Would you blame Kraft for being proud of his relationship? As weird as it is that he’s twice her age, it’s not like he’s cheating on his (dead) wife or anything.