Sunday, January 13, 2008

Michelle Damon (Johnny Damon's wife) - new SI Swimsuit Photo

Michelle Damon is the wife of Johnny Damon. (Formely Michelle Mangan, rumored to be a stripper, but she denies this)

Info on their 2004 Wedding:

In a ceremony that was a little bit country and a little bit rock 'n' roll, Sox star Johnny Damon wed Michelle Mangan yesterday at Orlando's Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes Hotel. The couple, who've been together for nearly two years, got hitched at 5 p.m. in front of family, friends, and a fair share of ballplayers and rockers. (Is there another occasion at which AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson and Sox first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz would swill beers together?) Still sporting the long locks but dressed in a sharp black tux and silver tie, Damon walked down the aisle to "Brand New Man" by Brooks & Dunn, while the bride, wearing an ivory Vera Wang number with chapel-length train and long veil, walked in to Lauryn Hill's "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You." (Guests couldn't take their eyes off Mangan's 8-carat, canary-yellow diamond engagement ring.) The duties of flower girl and ring bearer were handled by Damon's 5-year-old twins from his first marriage, Madelyn and Jackson. Officiated by Baptist minister Randal Miller, the ceremony was short and sweet. "Very ethereal and serene, almost mystical" is how wedding planner Heather Snively described it. "They wanted it to be very quiet, almost wintry." (So wintry, in fact, that, despite the 70-degree temps outside, snow -- or an imitation of it -- fell on the couple as they exited the ballroom.) The 30-minute ceremony was actually the culmination of three days of parties hosted by the pair. "It kind of stinks for people to come into town for just one day, so we put together a bunch of stuff," Damon told us this week. It started with a round of golf -- and drinks -- on Tuesday, followed by a private comedy show with Craig Shoemaker, Mike O'Malley, and SNL's Seth Meyers. On Wednesday, the boys went fishing while the girls, who'd had spa treatments the day before, did lunch. The couple's parents -- Sharon and Steve Mangan and Jim and Yome Damon -- hosted the rehearsal dinner Wednesday, and afterward took over a hotel bar renamed "The Nitro Lounge" for the occasion. "Shane Mack and David McCarty called me 'Johnny Nitro' when they played with me in Kansas City," Damon said. "I always won at cards, and you couldn't stop me when I got hot at the plate." As subdued as the ceremony was, the reception was wild, with a leather-heavy decor that Snively described as "completely rock 'n' roll." As the 175 guests mingled at martini bars and sampled sushi, gulf shrimp, and alligator cakes -- yes, chef Todd English was there, but, no, he didn't prepare the food -- an Orlando-based band called Tremors and the Earthquake Horns performed. Later in the evening, the plan was for Damon's rocker pals to take the stage. Among those expected to jam were Sevendust drummer (and groomsman) Morgan Rose, former Creed members Mark Tremonti, Scott Phillips, and Brian Marshall, American Hi-Fi guitarist Jaime Arentzen, and bassist Drew Parsons, Jeremy Taggart of Our Lady Peace, and Michael Eisenstein, formerly of Letters to Cleo. As you might expect, the World Champion Red Sox were well represented, with Mike Timlin, Kevin Millar, Bronson Arroyo, Kevin Youkilis, and part-owner Sam Tamposi all expected to attend. (Big Papi's better half, Tiffany Ortiz, and former Sox second baseman Todd Walker were also on the guest list, and closer Keith Foulke's wife, Mandy, was a bridesmaid.) As the big day approached, Damon sounded almost grown-up, not like the idiot he professed to be during the season. "Michelle's a great girl, and it's time I started settling down," he said. "She's had a huge influence on me. She lets me be me. She's amazing."

Interview with Michelle Mangan Damon:

Michelle Mangan, now Mrs. Johnny Damon, decided to sit and chat with Globe Reporter, Bella English, about all things Damon. Well, Bostonist got to read this article and found it very entertaining. Some may recall the story about Mangan last season when she showed up in the players' wives section, sporting her 8 carat canary yellow diamond engagement ring and making some backhanded comment to Shonda Schilling about her good luck scarfs. Well, that was last year during the post-season and here she is a year later as Mrs. Johnny Damon. There have been the rumors about her being a stripper, her dating Johnny while he was still married, etc. Mangan, who only uses her married name while appearing on NESN's show, "In Style with Michelle Damon", claims that if the stripper rumor were true, she would admit it. She also says in the article that Damon was separated (and had little style, sporting Tommy Bahama boat shoes) when they started dating.
So now the world knows that Johnny's current metrosexual look is due to the new wifey. But Michelle, who claims that she will tell anyone anything, felt comfortable telling the reporter that she has never met Damon's ex-wife, despite the fact that the newlyweds take care of his two young children all the time. She also goes on to suggest that the ex-Mrs. Damon just needs to meet someone. Ouch. Bostonist never spent the $24.00 on Damon's "Idiot" book this year, but Bostonist did read enough reviews of it to know that he spilled lots of beans about his ex-wife, who wasn't happy about of it.
And there might not be any more little Damons on the way. According to Mangan, she wouldn't be upset if she didn't have kids, but Johnny has another idea. "He's been telling the whole world he's planning on knocking me up in February; that's the term he uses." How charming, huh? While some information didn't need to be shared with all Globe readers, Bostonist likes that the new Mrs. Damon has been stirring up the sidelines of the Sox games. Something needs to take the sting out of being down 0-2 in the current series against the White Sox.

Jonny Damon's wife, Johnny Damon, Johnny and Michelle Damon

UPDATE: Michelle Damon just did the SPorts illustrated Swimsuit Issue (feb 2008). Below is a pic from her swimsuit edition shoot. Great bikini shots. Michelle Damon in a bikini doing an SI Swimsuit edition. NICE!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I knew Michelle end of the 90s. She is far from being a balanced person....!