Poker Pro and Celebrity Apprentice Finalist Annie Duke Gets Engaged

Written by:
Thomas Somach
Published on:
Dec/28/2010
Annie Duke

The world's top female poker pro is off the market.

Annie Duke announced on Christmas Day via Twitter that she and her longtime live-in boyfriend, actor and movie producer Joe "Ugly" Reitman, are engaged to be married.

Reitman, 42, proposed to Duke, 45, by hiding an engagement ring in her Christmas stocking, she revealed.

Duke, whose Twitter feed can be seen at www.twitter.com/annieduke, Tweeted: "I said yes! I am still shaky. Total surprise from Joe Ugly. I am the luckiest woman ever. Best man on earth. I am so in love. Sigh. So Joe Ugly put the ring in the bottom of my stocking instead of the traditional chocolate orange. Sneaky! But now I'm pissed that I didn't get a chocolate orange this year! Freaking Joe Ugly."

It will be the second marriage for both.

Reitman was married to another professional poker player, Shannon Elizabeth, from 2002-2005.

Duke, whose maiden name was Anne Lederer, is the sister of poker pro Howard "The Professor" Lederer.

She has four children from her previous marriage--Maud, Leo, Lucy and Nelly--who live with her and Reitman in Los Angeles.

So what was it that got "Joe Ugly" to pop the question?

Duke didn't reveal that via Twitter, but last year, when she appeared on the Donald Trump-hosted televison program "Celebrity Apprentice," she bragged about her skills at oral sex, famously saying "I give a mean blowjob."

By Tom Somach
Gambling911.com Staff Writer
tomsomach@yahoo.com

Poker News

73-Year-Old Biker Dies During Charity Poker Run

Gambling911.com has your latest poker news, all the world’s top headlines.  Check back regularly.

Two More Arrests Tied to AZ Illegal Poker Biz That Pushed PPA Propaganda

Two more arrests have been made in connection to a raid that took place last week at a Glendale, Arizona illegal poker establishment, Poker Union.

Poker Pro Vanessa Selbst: ‘It’s Hard to Say Whether Trump is the Actual Devil’

Poker Pro Vanessa Selbst: ‘It’s Hard to Say Whether Trump is the Actual Devil’

In an interview with PokerListings.com Wednesday, poker’s most successful female player and one of the first openly gay, Vanessa Selbst, expressed apprehension at the prospects of a Donald Trump Presidency.

Americas Cardroom Ups Ante From MOSS to OSS

After a successful week for micro-stakes players, Americas Cardroom is upping the ante from MOSS to OSS.

‘Bad Actor’ Clause Slipped Into California Online Poker Bill: Could Spell End

Last minute amendments to a bill in California that would legalize online poker in that state has the grassroots organization Poker Players Alliance in a tizzy.

Syndicate