Erin Andrews has been one of the most popular people on the internet for what seems like forever. The Fox NFL sideline reporter and Dancing With The Stars co-host was so popular on the internet at one point people referred to her as “Pageviews.” Which is part of the reason why it’s so hard for me to believe that when I looked it up this morning I came to the realization that she turned 39-years-old this past May. How is that even possible? Now, with a marriage to former NHL player Jarret Stoll on the horizon, Andrews sat down with Health magazine to discuss her obviously very hectic life.
“I wanna be the female Michael Strahan,” says Erin Andrews over lunch one sunny afternoon in Manhattan Beach, California. It’s off-season for her work as a sideline reporter for Fox’s NFL coverage, and she’s between days filming Dancing with the Stars, which she has been cohosting since 2014. Erin, 39, is determined to keep working double duty in sports and entertainment, just like Strahan, the NFL star turned sports analyst turned television host, who, she says, “paved the way” for her. On one hand, sports is Erin’s greatest passion. “I’m a super-big tomboy,” says the Florida native, dressed down in jeans, a summery plaid shirt, and white slip-on sneakers. But as a woman reporting on the field, she says, she’s conscious of the extra scrutiny she faces: “Is she being too silly? Is she being too sexy? Does she really know the game?” Dancing with the Stars allows her to let loose a bit. “The balance for me,” she says, “is really important.”
I could definitely see Andrews pulling double-duty between the NFL and a morning show like Strahan does some day. She’s certainly got the credentials and fan base. Andrews also discusses her relationship with Stoll, her diet and fitness routine, dealing with cervical cancer and a bunch more stuff in the interview . Oh yeah, there were also pictures of Andrews in various swimsuits, which I don’t recall ever seeing her wear in photos before now. Have you?
Since we’re here, how about a few more highlights from Andrews’ Instagram?