Discussion forum for Brad Richards's girlfriend
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Does Brad Richards have a girlfriend?
Is he dating someone?
Is he married? Single? Divorced?
Would you date him? Did you date him?
Who is his wife? His fiance?
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Brad is a very smart and shrewd businessman with a variety of interests. He may not be smart when dealing with women or just had the extremely bad luck of getting caught in Shell's web. Irregardless of the reason, he is a proud, principled family oriented man who did what he had to do (forced or not) for his unborn child as She'll knew he would. He's doing the best he can with this Shell made disaster and trying to be happy. I give him a lot of credit for that. It's just sad he hasn't gotten the chance to have a real love with a woman who shares his interests and has class, integrity and intelligence.
Shell came to NYC with the specific plan to find the richest man she could find and get him to marry her by any means necessary. She finally got set up with Brad who was in a really bad place and put her plan into action. She’s obviously a master manipulator and by the time Brad finally figured out her agenda she was already pregnant and using the unborn baby as leverage to push a quick engagement and then marriage while she still held all the cards with Luca still under her complete control. Brad is an upstanding guy with morals and class, unlike his wife, so he did what she wanted to keep his son close. I don’t disagree that he should retire right now, but it should have been his decision alone and not another calculated manipulation by Shell who planned another pregnancy for her benefit and to manipulate him into retiring right now. At some point, when they have to spend most of their time together instead of this split time with him traveling for hockey, Brad will finally get fed up with being pushed around by her and Shell will get tired of pretending she loves and cares for him. Then, they hopefully split and Brad can go live his life with someone who really loves him for him and not what he has in the bank
Brad seems to make a big deal of her being from Australia, like she is some innocent wide eyed waif in a foreign land. She was in NY for two years prior to meeting Brad. She didn't have to be here. She chose to come here on her own and stay her so she could find a richer man than the one she dumped in Australia. He either is totally clueless and gullible or more likely, he has to put a good spin on this whole debacle to not look like a fool.
He also said something about her being Australian and living in North America so that's why they were going to australia for the winter. Ummm, she deliberately came here to hook a rich husband. No one made her come here, get pregnant, married and stay here. Wake up Already Brad. I can't believe how naive he is to believe the constant Bulls-- that comes out of this fake, foul woman's mouth.
Brad told the NHL network that the main reason he was retiring was because of how tough it was on him and his family having to move to three different cities in three years. It was only two years since they were already in NYC for the first year and the only reason there was a family was because Shell tricked him into an unplanned pregnancy. How tough was it for her to live in Trump Tower and a mansion in the Detroit suburbs?? If she found it hard taking care of Luca on her own most of the time, then she shouldn’t have had him. He also spoke of the sacrifices Shell has made for him. What sacrifices? She deliberately created this situation. She didn’t sacrifice anything. Brad sacrificed finding a real true love to have a life and family with and has apparently convinced himself that Shell is so wonderful, even though deep down he has to know that’s not true. But it’s a little too late now. She made sure she had another kid in the fall so that he couldn’t go back to playing hockey and now she gets rewarded with spending the winter in Australia. And then moving into her big mansion on Davis Island when they come back spending his money laying in the sun baking herself into a wrinkled prune while Brad takes care of the kids.
Brad told a tampa reporter they r having a girl in October then going to Australia for a few months then probably said he will settle in Tampa. He told this reporter he's been thinking about retiring since January when Shell was probably going nuts in the suburbs of Detroit. Staying in Southampton till daughter is born.
Odds are quite high IMO. This whole relationship is based on deception and manipulation. There's no common interests other than the beach and kids. She never thought much of him personally to begin with. He only married her cuz she used the unborn kid as leverage. He could get full custody if he pays her enough to go away. A real mother would fight that tooth and nail but Shell's desire for motherhood was not fueled by love and devotion to her husband, just as a guarantee to access his bank account. It will be interesting to see what happens down the road. I just don't think retirement is going to be kind to this farce of a marriage.
Very telling how he had emotional conversations with his parents, but not his wife and that HE made the decision. He obviously wanted to play and he got offers even one he called a good offer on a good team, but he and his family obviously couldn't get Shell to support him in letting him finish his career on his terms. His run in Detroit was not great, and I'm sure his home life out there wasn't the happiest, but it is what it is. I hope Brad finds happiness in retirement, just don't think he will while he's tied down to this nasty woman.
He said he had offers but made the decision three weeks ago which would have been July 1 when the offers would have been made. Shell must have shot down all of them right away and he must have realized then his pro career was over. He said he had a lot of emotional talks with his parents about it, so it wasn't an easy thing for him to do. But if ur pregnant wife won't go with u and support u, then ur choice is pretty much made. Very sad and disappointing. Wait till true reality sets in after all the vacations and another infant to take care of. He might then be wishing he left Shell behind and was out playing hockey again.
Brad told the PEI paper that he didn't feel like moving his family around again. In reality, in all probability Shell refused to move with him again. She wouldn't move to Chicago until he married her at the last minute, probably with no pre-nup. He wouldn't have begun training in May/June for a new season if he thought he was definitely going to retire. He got offers, but I'm sure Shell shot down every one. She's done being a hockey wife. She just wants to spend his money doing what she wants. He said they were going to Australia for a bit. Shell can show off all her "accomplishments". I feel bad his career ended on his wife refusing to support him like a real wife would, but when you make a deal with the devil, you have to pay when the bill comes due.
It was time for Shell for him to retire. Funny how a month ago he said he was training and wanted to play another year, but when a good offer car in he walked away. That's self absorbed Shell all the way. She doesn't love Brad, just his assets. She's there for the rich & easy life not the hard work and sacrifices. I wonder what his family thinks. They can't stull be blind to her agenda.
Darren Dreger said Brad got a good offer from a good team but "opted" to retire. Yeah, right. Shell didn't want to move again so she decided he should retire. Planning that second baby's birth when she did pretty much sealed that situation to her liking. How could he make her move somewhere new with a toddler and newborn w/o looking selfish. Meanwhile she is the selfish one in that relationship.