47 Former Players Reveal Exactly How One Special Girl Changed Them For Good

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27. “I was an entitled fuckhead who figured he’d always have tons of money because he was born and raised rich. I was living the ‘models and bottles’ life in New York after graduating because I could, but I kept a girlfriend who looked the part to take to weddings and family functions. My world was totally rocked when my family lost everything in the 2008 financial crisis, and my parents had to cut me off. I expected my girlfriend, whom I’d thought of as pure arm candy up to that point, to dump me immediately. But when I told her what’d happened, she didn’t blink. She was the first person who made me realize I was worth more than my checking account balance. Seven years later, she’s still my rock.”

— Parker, 28


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