Kristen Valente Hayes Biography – Kristen Valente Hayes Wiki
Kristen Valente Hayes (born Kristen Colleen Valente) is the wife of Jimmy Hayes, a former hockey player. Hayes was first drafted into the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2008. He helped the Boston College hockey team emerge victorious in the 2010 NCAA championship, and made his debut in the NHL with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2011.
Hayes played seven seasons in the NHL, with stints on the Blackhawks, Florida Panthers, New Jersey Devils, and his hometown team the Boston Bruins, where he played from 2015 to 2017. Hayes last played in the NHL in 2019 and has been hosting a podcast, Missin Curfew, with fellow hockey alums Shane O’Brien and Scottie Upshall.
Kristen Valente and Jimmy Hayes Wedding
Kristen Valente and Jimmy Hayes wed on July 27, 2018, at Holy Trinity Church in West Harwich. The Rev. Tony Penna, BC director of campus ministry, officiated. Kristen wore a lace fit-and-flare gown with illusion straps and a deep V back by Justin Alexander from Alexandra’s Bridal Boutique in Fall River.
The couple hired Alexis Accomando of The Little Things to help design and plan their July 2018 wedding. At their first meeting at Legal Oysteria, near the couple’s town house in Charlestown, Accomando was struck by their affection. “They lit up when they talked about each other and their wedding,” Accomando said. She added: “And Jimmy is hilarious.”
Jimmy popped the question on a cold day in March 2016. They were walking along the water, on the way to meet his sister for pizza. Kristen recalled: “Jimmy started saying how much he loved me and wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. He wasn’t making any sense, and all of the sudden he was down on one knee.”
He led her to their favorite Seaport restaurant, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, where their closest friends and family were waiting to celebrate. “I didn’t expect any of it, since it was the middle of hockey season,” Kristen said. “I only wished I wasn’t wearing jeans and an old flannel shirt!”
They had discussed a summer engagement. However, once Jimmy picked up the cushion-cut diamond ring from a Toronto jeweler during a trip to play the Maple Leafs, he couldn’t wait. As soon as he returned to Boston, he asked Kristen’s dad to meet him that night for dinner. “Apparently Jimmy was so nervous it took him half an hour to bring it up,” Kristen said.
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Kristen Valente Hayes is the wife of Jimmy Hayes. Their romance began in an elevator. “I first met his brother, Kevin, through friends, and he mentioned Jimmy would be moving into the building,” Kristen Hayes, who had been living in the Seaport high-rise for a few months, told The Boston Globe. “They look alike, so after seeing Jimmy around a few times, I asked if he was Kevin’s brother and introduced myself.”
Jimmy immediately interrogated his brother about his neighbor — then Kristen Valente — and a group dinner was arranged at Legal Harborside a few days later. Jimmy was joining the Florida Panthers for the 2014-15 season. They hit it off, but Kristen was a tad skeptical that anything would come of it. They Skyped and saw each other when they could until Jimmy returned at the end of the season and they were able to spend more time together. That July, he signed with the Bruins, and they moved in together that fall. He popped the question on a cold day in March 2016.
Kristen Valente Hayes Age
Kristen Valente Hayes’s age is unclear. She grew up in Needham. Her husband, Jimmy Hayes, was born on November 21, 1989, in Boston, Massachusetts, and died aged 31 on August 23, 2021, in Milton, Massachusetts.
Jimmy Hayes Death
Former hockey player Jimmy Hayes died at the age of 31 on August 23, 2021, in Milton, Massachusetts. The athlete was pronounced dead at his home in the Boston suburbs, a law enforcement official told The Boston Globe. While the cause of Hayes’ death has not yet been released, it is not being considered suspicious, according to the outlet.
Kristen Valente Hayes Children
Kristen Valente Hayes and Jimmy Hayes have two sons: Beau and Mac.