Bob Kraft is known as the billionaire who owns the New England Patriots, but what most don’t know about the 73-year-old is that his girlfriend — of nearly three years— is 16 years younger than his eldest son! … Go figure.
So who is this 34-year-old-blonde bombshell? Ricki Noel Lander is her name, and of course she’s a former dancer turned actress. Raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, Miss Lander began dating the billionaire – worth an estimated $4 billion – in the summer of 2012.
It’s reported that Ricki has been by Kraft’s side since his wife of 48 years lost her battle to cancer at the age of 68.
Get this though — Ricki is currently a correspondent for ‘PBS’ exploration series ‘The Travel Detective.’ That’s not to say she didn’t have her fair share of modeling and trained dancing under her belt. (The legit kind of course)
At one point, Kraft helped Ricki with an audition tape for a role as a pole dancer named Mary Elena. The video happened to go viral at the time and Kraft regretted the video release, even saying that Ricki was just “a pal.”
Kraft declines to chat about his relationship with his much-younger girlfriend, but they often attend events and football games together.