Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price and his wife Angela were looking forward to announcing that they are expecting their first child next spring. Unfortunately, they got scooped on their own announcement by a Canadiens gossip blog.
Angela Price took to her personal blog to express her frustration over media outlets jumping on the story.
A gossip website took the initiative to announce our pregnancy over the weekend. We were lucky that most reputable media outlets seemed to have basic human decency and did not share the story. That was until last night when a classless reporter over heard a conversation and ran straight to twitter.
We had not yet told the majority of friends and family who are now reading it all over the internet.
The past couple of weeks Carey and I had been discussing ways we could announce our big news, anxiously awaiting for that all important doctor appointment where we would get the green light to share OUR news. But why would a first time mother and father want to be the ones to announce this big news, when heartless media can do it for you?!
That was disrespectful, tasteless and just plain cruel. Announcing you are going to be parents for the first time is literally a once in a life time experience that you took away from us. It is people like you that make it hard for athletes and their families to want to play in this market.
When we are determined not to let this intrusiveness ruin this exciting time in our lives, I felt like it was important to share just how hurtful the actions of those select few were. Hopefully you will be more respectful with future families.
Angela Price is a regular on Hockey Wives, a documentary show on the W Network that follows the lives of several wives and girlfriends of NHL players.