Rams cheerleader Candace Valentine got a surprise this weekend at a preseason game against the Colts. Her husband, Marine First Lieutenant August Valentine, surprised her with a visit from his deployment to South Korea. Here’s the other hook to this story: Candace is also a Marine first lieutenant.
There’s more: she’s a rookie and this was her first time cheering in the NFL. She wrote on Facebook:
All rookies expect their first game to be exciting… But I had NO IDEA what rollercoaster was in store!! From August’s surprise arrival, to fans shouting “Semper Fi,” to meeting a sister veteran in Section 137… The love & support was overwhelming. Thank you SO MUCH, from the bottom of my heart, to everyone who made it possible(.)
Candace has also worked as Nashville Predators dancer. Seriously, I have no clue when these two have time to maybe catch a movie and get a grilled cheese at one of these new grilled cheese places popping up across the country. Not kidding there’s more to this story…Candace holds quad degrees in English, French, political science and fashion merchandising from TCU. She’s pursuing a doctorate in law and plans to train at Quantico. These two probably have bright futures ahead of them.
So who pulled off this big surprise for Candace? Her mom.