Ahmad Rashad is said to be dating Valerie Jarret, the most trusted senior advisor to the leader of the free world? Well, maybe “dating” isn’t the right word.
The former pro football athlete and sports commentator has rebounded nicely from his broken marriage to Sale Johnson — the very, very rich ex-wife of NY Jets owner Woody Johnson; and his new, budding, relationship is being kept on the down low. Well it was until now.
“They haven’t gone out in public,” one source told Page Six‘s Richard Johnson. “They are sneaking around.” (Rashad’s manager did not respond to questions about the relationship, and the White House declined to comment on Jarrett’s personal life.)
Rashad, who played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Buffalo Bills and Minnesota Vikings over a 10 year period, was known as Bobby Moore before he became a Quranist. He had two brief marriages in the 1970s and was wed to “The Cosby Show” actress Phylicia Rashad from 1985 to 2001 (the two share a daughter, Broadway star Condola Rashad). He married Sale in 2007, and they separated about a year ago.
Of her one and only marriage, to William Robert Jarrett, Valerie once e-mailed a reporter: “Married in 1983, separated in 1987, and divorced in 1988. Enough said.”