Exclusive! Erin Andrews: 'Michael Strahan Was My Matchmaker!'

Erin Andrews

Dancing with the Stars fans will remember Erin Andrews from season 10, where she tangoed her way to a third place finish with partner Maks Chmerkovskiy.

This Super Bowl Sunday, Andrews will be filling a less physical and undoubtedly colder role as sideline reporter for Fox Sports at the NFL showdown between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks, which kicks off live from New Jersey's outdoor MetLife Stadium at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Off the field, the 35-year-old Maine native is involved with an athlete, too — read on!

YourTango: Your boyfriend is L.A. Kings player Jarret Stoll. Is it all sports, all the time at home?
Erin Andrews:
We have sports on 24-7. It helps that he knows sports and understands my life. He understands that I don't go out on Friday and Saturday nights because I'm getting ready for the game.

YourTango: How did you meet?
Erin Andrews:
Michael Strahan set us up. He's friends with both of us. And I knew Strahan wouldn't set me up with someone I wouldn't be interested in. He was good looking, but at first I said, "I don't know …" But Strahan said, "Just go to dinner. Trust me."

YourTango: Do you believe in "The One"?
Erin Andrews:
Yes, I do!

YourTango: Fill in the blank: I'm a sucker for a man who____
Erin Andrews:
Makes me feel like a woman, because a lot of the time I'm a tomboy.

YourTango: What's the best love advice you ever received?
Erin Andrews:
From my mom and dad, because they're happily married for a long time: Just listen. Listen to him. I'm so independent and driven and stubborn. Just let him talk. It's about not being so stubborn and having to win every argument. My parents set a great example. They love each other and take care of each other so much.

YourTango: Planning a wedding?
Erin Andrews:
No. I'm not that girly when it comes to that stuff. Besides, I have Super Bowl and he's in the middle of hockey season. We're both really busy.

YourTango: What's the last little thing you did to show you love him?
Erin Andrews:
I'm about to go do it: I'm going to his game tonight and [I'll] cheer for him in the stands.

YourTango: Some women don't follow sports at all. Do you have to be a fan to enjoy the Super Bowl?
Erin Andrews:
No. So many women are big sports fans, but there's lots of interesting coverage for the casual viewer, too. There are stories about the players, like Peyton Manning coming back from neck surgery, stuff that women can relate to.

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