Ines Gomez Mont: Fugitive Mexican TV host once proposed to Tom Brady on live TV
The Mexican Attorney General's office has requested Interpol to issue a red notice for notable TV host Inés Gómez Mont and her husband Victor Manuel Álvarez Puga. The duo is wanted by Mexican authorities for embezzling almost three billion pesos ($146m) from the Ministry of the Interior. They are now on the run and believed to be hiding in the US. Mont is no stranger to the States, having made headlines in 2008 for proposing to Tom Brady at the Super Bowl.
While it's unlikely Mont is still in touch with Brady after he turned her down, the association has become one of the many breaking stories linked to the football star. Earlier in February, Brady was caught maskless and reportedly drunk at the Bucs' boat parade. Days prior, he was also shamed by Meena Harris for not wearing a mask when he entered the Raymond James Stadium for what would be his 10th Super Bowl.
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But while Brady's racking up records, wins, and millions, Mont is now on the run with Mexican authorities hot on her tail. It is because she and Puga reportedly laundered money from the government to companies linked to Puga. If you haven't heard of Mont, chances are you'll remember her random proposal to Brady that made headlines in 2008.
2008 Super Bowl presser proposal
During the 2008 Super Bowl, Brady was playing for the New England Patriots. During a press conference, he called on "the lady in the wedding dress," that turned out to be Mont. "Brady I'm in love with you," she said, to which he replied, "are you really?" Mont then asked Brady to marry her, but he declined saying, "I am a one-woman man." He added, "but you are beautiful and anyone with the opportunity to marry you would be a lucky man."
The interaction left many reporters at the conference laughing and Brady himself appeared to be smiling throughout. At the time, Mont was working as a sports reporter for TV Azteca and not married. Later that year, Mont married businessman Javier Díaz, with whom she shared four children. The couple split up in 2013 and reportedly the duo doesn't enjoy a cordial relationship. Since her marriage to Puga in 2015, he has acted as the "father figure" for the kids, as well as the two he shares with her, Chic Magazine reported.
The proposal ended with Mont giving Brady a t-shirt that read 'the real miss Brady'. Here's a clip of that interaction from YouTube:
Mont, Puga on the run
The couple is wanted for reportedly laundering money from the government to 1,500 companies owned by Puga between 2016 and 2017. On September 10, a federal judge issued a warrant for their arrest, but before they could be taken into custody, the couple reportedly fled with their children. It's unclear where they are now, and the Mexican government is hoping for an Interpol red notice to spark a worldwide manhunt.
Just before feeling, Mont took to Instagram to say, "We are preparing to face this process and exercise all our rights." But it appears they have no intention of facing the system since the crime could lead to a two to six-decade jail term. One local TV station reported they are hiding out in the US, but it is unclear where. US authorities have not commented on the case so far, presumably waiting for the red notice from Interpol.