Break-ups are never easy. Lives are forever changed, shared possessions need divided amongst both parties and complex emotions need sorted through. Now, add a pregnancy and two NFL players to that relationship, and you've mixed up a megaton bomb waiting to explode at a moment's notice.
It all started with an Instagram photo by newly-acquired Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey. The picture of the All-Pro defensive back and then-new girlfriend Monica Giavanna wasn't much at the surface. That is, until you realize that Ramsey's ex-girlfriend Breanna Tate, the mother of Ramsey's two children and sister of former New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate, wasn't in that picture.
Who is Jalen Ramsey's Ex-Girlfriend Breanna Tate?
— New York Post (@nypost) October 5, 2020
Ramsey's long-term relationship with Golden Tate's sister Breanna Tate ended sometime in July 2018, according to Complex, while Tate's pregnant sister was carrying the couple's second child.
During that time, Ramsey -- a former standout college football player at Florida State after starring at Tennessee's Brentwood Academy -- started a long-distance fling with a "Las Vegas dancer" while still with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Breanna, by the way, was a track star at Ole Miss, so there is no shortage of athletic genes in this family.
Shortly after being "injured" and miraculously recovering following his trade to Los Angeles, Ramsey made his new-found love with Giavanna public in an Instagram post. Just like that he had moved on from his pregnant girlfriend. Ramsey and Giavanna reportedly broke up in 2020, and it's unclear if anyone is in his love life currently.
That, according to Golden Tate himself, isn't sitting well with the family Ramsey left behind.
In a tweet on social media, the Giants receiver said Ramsey knows "he know he gonna have to see me" down the road.
Golden Tate on Jalen Ramsey
"I'm not happy at all with the disrespect that he's shown towards my sister, and the things he's done in the past, but I don't really want to go too much into it," Tate told The New York Post.
Ramsey, now 26, forced his way out of Jacksonville and signed a monster five-year, $100 million contract extension that made the former first-round NFL Draft pick the highest-paid cornerback in pro football. Tate, 33, played for the Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles before signing a four-year, $37.5 million contract with the G-Men in 2019. He is currently a free agent as of the 2021 season.
It's fair to say Tate and Ramsey haven't exactly left things on good terms between each other, either.
When their two teams met at SoFi Stadium on October 4 of the 2020 season, they started a massive brawl at midfield in which punches were thrown. Unsurprisingly, the video became a trending topic on social media last year.
There is some ugly family drama between those two dating back to last Summer.
(video via @FieldYates)
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) October 4, 2020
Back in 2018, Ramsey bashed nearly every quarterback in the NFL, including Tate's former Detroit teammate Matthew Stafford. The veteran wide receiver defended his QB as media members reminded him that the last time both players met, Tate's team won and Ramsey cried on the sideline.
Hopefully the dust has settled between these two guys since that on-field matchup. It all is undoubtedly one of the crazier family stories in sports, from the NBA to the NHL or MLB.
Jalen Ramsey's Kids
At least it appears Ramsey has been an active dad to his children. His oldest daughter, Breelyn Erin, was born in 2018. She gave birth to their second daughter, Brooklyn, in 2019.
Though you won't see Giants receiver Golden Tate's younger sister in any of Ramsey's Instagram posts, you will see plenty of the babies.
They're pretty adorable, too.
This post was originally published on October 25, 2019.
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