Erin Andrews has a new boyfriend in L.A. Kings forward Jarrett Stoll, and the sports correspondent has another famous athlete to thank for it — Michael Strahan.
As a guest host on Live with Kelly and Michael, Andrews confirmed that she is indeed dating Stoll and that the show’s host Michael Strahan played a big part in it.
“So how’s your love life? Who’s this lucky guy I set you up with? Are you allowed to say?” Strahan asked.
Erin Andrews, who has rarely spoken publicly about her boyfriend, confirmed it.
“Of course, I think we’re out,” she answered.
Jarrett Stoll actually confirmed that Andrews is his girlfriend back in February, ending months of speculation when he told E! News that the two were indeed a couple and doing fine.
“Things are good,” Stoll told E! News, joking that “there’s obviously some sports she knows a little bit more about than me, it bothers me a little bit, but I’ll take it.”
Stoll noted that the Fox Sports correspondent had a busy schedule, but they were spending as much time together as they could before she was called away to cover baseball. He noted that his duties with the Kings have also put some constraints on the relationship, especially at Valentine’s Day.
“We actually went for a nice dinner,” Stoll said of their date on February 14. “We spent that day out in Malibu, it was like the day before [Valentine’s Day] … had a great day out there and then had a nice dinner out here by the beach. … [The Kings] played the next night, too, so I had a personal curfew set up. It wasn’t a late one, but it was good.”
The fact that Erin Andrews has a serious boyfriend may shed a bit more light on her kiss dodge from 50 Cent at the Indianapolis 500. The correspondent was caught on camera in what appeared to be an attempt to move away from 50 Cent’s kiss, though she said she was distracted in a scramble to interview Danica Patrick.