Sam Cooke is a former glamour model who was born on 19 November 1985. The English model is also known to be Chris Smalling’s wife, the English football player who is currently playing for Roma. Keep reading our top facts about Sam Cooke, Chris Smalling’s stunning wife.
has been playing football professionally ever since 2007 with the hometown football club, Maidstone United. Also, his international career started a year later but ended in 2017.
Chris mainly plays as a defender but throughout his professional career, he has proved that apart from all of his brilliant skills and notable talent, he is also flexible playing in different positions.
But in this article, we want to exclusively talk about the only woman in Chris Smalling’s life, Sam Cooke, to whom he married in 2017.
In this article, all the facts you need to know about Sam Cooke are provided, from the start of their relationship to the accessible information concerning
Sam Cooke’s personal life
She was born on 19 November 1985 which means that as of 2021,
Sam Cooke's age
is 36 and her zodiac sign is Scorpio. She was born and raised in Manchester, United Kingdom
An important fact you need to know about Sam Cooke is that she is 5 years older than her husband, Chris Smalling; however, both of them have the same zodiac sign.
Sadly, there is not enough information concerning
Sam Cooke’s childhood
, educational background, siblings, religion, etc. Nonetheless, digging into her social media has informed us that Sam’s mom is called Andy.A
Also there has never been a mention of Sam’s father and since there is no picture of him and Andy, it is assumed that Sam’s parents have got divorced.
The first fact about Sam Cooke’s professional career is that she used to be a model, or more specifically a glamour model as well as a Page 3 girl.
She has appeared in several British "lads' magazines, such as Maxim FHM, Nuts, FRONT, Zoo, Loaded, and in the UK, and so many other covers around the world.
But as said before, she is most known for her appearance on the Page 3 girl in The Sun, and also the fact that she was the winner of the newspaper's annual Page 3 Idol competition in 2006. She has also appeared in the Hot Shots Calendar.
Nonetheless, Sam, this stunning woman decided to get retired after marrying Chris Smalling, and since she became a mom, she found different interests concerning other fields. As a matter of fact, she is now a social media influencer, who mostly talks about her own experience of a vegan life and also loves to share vegan food recipes and book recommendations.
In point of fact, in one of her Instagram posts, Sam has told us about her main interests:
“I love to read, especially anything that helps with my growth, self-development, business skills, mindset, healing, health, parenting, etc, but like most of us I also don’t have that much spare time to read my ever growing list of books.”
It has not been clarified when exactly Sam Cooke and Chris Smalling met one another for the first time; however, the media tells us that this relationship has a long history and they have been dating years before they got married.
Nevertheless, the lovely couple decided to tie the knot in June 2017 in a marvelous wedding ceremony in Lake Como located in Northern Italy, with family and friends all being invited.
fact about Sam Cooke
that you need to know is that on 31 December, 2021, she officially announced on her Instagram that they were expecting their first baby boy:
“Happy NYE from the Smalling’s! This year our dreams are coming true as we’ll be welcoming our first (non-fury) son into the world. He’s got long legs that couldn’t quite fit into the pic just like his dad. We’re so excited and feeling so so blessed.
“Wishing everyone an amazing 2019. A new year is the perfect time to make positive changes in your life so make this the best year yet full of joy and love, that’s certainly our plan. Sending everyone loads of love from Sam, Chris, Miley, Ruben, and Bump xxxxx”
And finally, on 24 May 2019, the beautiful Leo was born.
Also in her Instagram account, Sam Cooke has made it clear that in their small family they also have a dog called Miley and a cat named Ruben.
fact about Sam Cooke
’s personal life is that in April 2021, three armed robbers broke into Chris and Sam's villa in Rome and forced the couple to hand over all the luxury items including watches and expensive jewelry.
After the robbers left the villa, Sam immediately called the police but it was too late to do something.
Apparently, other than Sam and Chris, his mother and also their son were all at home. However, according to Chris himself, nobody was ‘harmed’, as he made an announcement on his Twitter account:
“I'd like to thank everyone for your well wishes and support. My family although very shaken up are luckily unharmed! Hoping these people can find a more meaningful way to live their lives without causing such harm and distress to others.”
The whole family was absolutely distressed after the unfortunate incident, however, they managed to get through these difficult time with the help of one another.
Also, it has to be mentioned that reportedly, the jewelry and all the things that have been stolen by the robbers were worth nearly £100,000.
Although details of Sam Cooke’s personal life are highly limited, we can still sneak a peek at her social media to see what is going on in her life!
Sam Cooke’s social media
, it has to be mentioned that the only platform that she is currently using is Instagram.
Her Instagram page (@samsmallinginsta
) is where she shares her thoughts, pictures, and videos taken of her son, Leo, memories of vacations and holidays, family gatherings, and hanging out with friends with 38.6k followers.
fact about Sam Cooke
is that since she is vegan, she likes to shares pictures of vegan food as well as mentioning some tips on how to cook them.
“I’m going to take some time out from social media during this time of change, so if I vanish for a while don’t worry for me. I’ll just be spending quality time with my family, doing some much needed self-care, reading, exercising, stretching, meditating, reflecting and doing some inner work. Sending big love to everyone.”
Also a few months ago with a very romantic caption, she posted a picture of Chris and her in order to celebrate their anniversary:
“The most beautiful day this time 3 years ago. Happy anniversary my love@smalling
. 3 years married and almost 10 years together with every year our love getting deeper and stronger. Can’t wait to continue growing with you and see where life takes us.”
Christopher Lloyd Smalling or commonly known as Chris Smalling was born on 22 November 1989. He grew up along with his parents Theresa Smalling and Lloyd Smalling and also his younger brother Jason Smalling in Greenwich, United Kingdom.
Chris lost his father at the early age of 5, so the burden of parenthood was all on Theresa’s shoulders. The family had to move into a whole new city which brought some difficult times into their lives, adapting themselves to the new environment.
However, one positive point of these changes was the new experience of playing football with neighbor kids for Chris and his brother, Jason. Although Chris was actually a very quiet and shy person as a child, he found his comfort zone in football.
But before even figuring out his strong enthusiasm for football, Chris was mostly known for his interest in other sports. As a matter of fact, he used to play basketball, judo, and rugby and was good enough to become a green belt and national age-group champion in judo.
Nevertheless, eventually, he found out about the amount of love he has for football, and one of the main factors involved in this regard, was the change in the environment due to moving into the city of Kent when he was a child.
Chris Smalling has been playing football since he was 8 years old. Although he officially started training at the age of 9 by joining the youth football club, Walderslade Boys. Up to 2007, Chris had switched three other football clubs such as Lordswood, Millwall, and Maidstone United.
Coming out of the youth system, Chris Smalling’s career at the senior level started withMaidstone United
in 2007. On 11 April 2007, he made his first-team debut against Tonbridge Angels for the Kent Senior Cup, which resulted in a 4-1 loss for Maidstone United.
After playing in the FA Trophy as well as Isthmian League Cup, in December 2007 Chris Smalling made his league debut for The Stone, in a match against Harlow Town that ended up a 1-1 draw.
Soon enough, other football clubs became interested in this English footballer due to his brilliant skills. In point of fact, Chris signed a two-year contract withFulham
on 30 April 2008. During those two years, he only managed to make 13 appearances.
After leaving Fulham, Chris Smalling joinedManchester United
football club on an undisclosed fee on 27 January 2010. He made his first appearance for the new team on 8 August 2010 in a 3-1 victory againstChelsea
coming as a substitute in the second-half of the match for the 2010 FA Community Shield.
For the last Premier League match of the season 2011-2012, Chris Smalling was ruled out due to suffering a serious injury while playing in Manchester United's 2-0 victory againstSwansea City
Chris also missed the start of the season 2012-2013 since he had been undergoing surgery. But he finally returned to the field of play on 7 November 2012, for a 3-1 win overBraga
for the Champions League.
Finally, after 10 years of playing for Manchester United, making 206 appearances as well as scoring 13 goals on the whole, Smalling left the team for the Italian football club,Roma
in 2020. He joined the new club on 5 October 2020 on a three-year contract.
Being an English player, Chris Smalling began his international career in 2008 playing inEngland
under-18. One year later he appeared. He also made 14 appearances playing at under-21 level.
On 31 March 2009, he made his first appearance for the England under-20 team, in a 2-0 win overItaly
, where he played for 45 minutes. Only four months later, Chris had his debut for the England under-21 coming as a substitute in a friendly game versus Netherlands, which ended as a 0-0 draw.
Also on 14 November the same year, in 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifier, he made his first start for the under-21 squad in a fixture overPortugal
that resulted in a 1-0 victory for England.
On 8 October 2010, Smalling managed to score his debut goal for the under-21 in a match over Romania for England's 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification play-off. The goal he scored in the 83rd minute, resulted in England winning the 2-1 match.
At the beginning of Smalling's international career, he was an unused substitute in a friendly match overFrance
on 17 November 2010 that turned out a 2-1 loss for England.
He finally had his debut for his senior international career on 2 September 2011 for the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifier versusBulgaria
which happened to be a 3-0 victory for England.
He was also called up on 12 May 2014 to play in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Two years later, on 31 May 2016, Chris Smalling’s name was among the England's 23-man squad to play in the UEFA Euro 2016.
He even scored his first international goal in the Euro 2016 in a match against Portugal that ended up a 1-0 win for England.
However, Chris Smalling’s international career lasted until 2017, having been dropped from the team by Gareth Southgate, England manager. Apparently,Gareth Southgate
believed that there were better defenders in comparison to Chris.
Although Chris himself reacted to this sudden decision by saying "I'm as good a defender as anyone."
Sam Cooke body measurements
, it should be mentioned that she is 5 ft 7 in/170 cm and 121 lb/55 kg.
And now for the last part of top facts about Sam Cooke, let’s together take a quick look at her net worth and income.
As previously stated, Sam Cooke used to be a glamour model, therefore, her main source of income comes from modeling. However, nowadays she can be considered a social media influencer as well.
Sam Cooke’s net worth
is an estimated number between $1 million and $5 million. However, the exact details of her salary are still under review.
Also, other information regarding Sam Cooke’s personal properties is not available at the moment.
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