Former Dallas Stars center Mike Modano married professional golfer Allison Micheletti in Dallas on Sunday.
Modano, 43, married the 24-year-old Micheletti in front of about 150 friends and family members, the Dallas Morning News reports. The ceremony was reportedly attended by his former teammates Brenden Morrow, Brett Hull, Darryl Sydor and Marty Turco. Billionaire friends Mark Cuban and Tim Headington also made an appearance.
Besides being a professional golfer, Micheletti is the daughter of former hockey player and NHL broadcaster Joe Micheletti, the Dallas Morning News reports. The newly married couple is said to have bonded over their mutual love of golf. Modano and Micheletti are currently enjoying their honeymoon on the Caribbean island of St. Bart’s, the Associated Press reports.
In the hours leading up to their wedding, Modano and Micheletti each took to Twitter to express their excitement. “Once in a awhile, Right in the middle of an ordinary life, Love gives us a fairy tale,” Micheletti tweeted on Sunday, alongside a photo of her with Modano.
Modano’s wedding to Micheletti took place nearly a year to the day after he finalized his divorce from his first wife, 32-year-old actress and model Willa Ford. Modano and Ford married in 2007, but announced their divorce in 2012 in a joint statement. “It is with great sadness that after five years of marriage, Willa and Mike have decided to divorce,” the statement read. “They remain friends and wish each other success and happiness.
Like Ford, Micheletti is substantially younger than her new husband. In fact, Modano was originally drafted to the NFL in 1988, a year before the pro golfer was born, USA Today’s For The Win blog notes.
Modano isn’t just known for his attractive wives. The 43-year-old is the highest-scoring American-born hockey player in NHL history, recording 561 goals and 1,374 points during his 21-year career.
Tom Barrabi is a reporter for the International Business Times. He graduated from Fairfield University in 2011, and has also written for Men's Fitness, Complex, GuySpeed, and...