From the Archives: The Secret Life of Karen Varitek
We were sad to learn that Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek and his wife Karen are divorcing after 11 years of marriage.
Unlike some baseball players we could name (cough A-Rod cough), we never heard about ‘Tek stepping out with strippers or partying until the wee hours.
Karen Varitek also seemed happy. She told Boston magazine in 2005 that while her life as a baseball wife had its challenges, she was content.
âWe can hardly complain,â says Varitek. âWe canât complain about our life. We donât have a bad life. Itâs just a different life.â
Karen also said she didnât worry about the groupies who throw themselves at Captain âTek.
âItâs hard to say you get used to it, but itâs kinda like you just have to deal with it,â Varitek says. âEveryoneâs got to understand, though, that heâs a married guy with a family. . . what [really] keeps us going [is] our faith in God, and youâve gotta have faith in each other and trust each other.â
Photo by Sadie Dayton for Boston magazine
Source URL: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/blog/2008/08/14/from-the-archives-the-secret-life-of-karen-varitek/