Is everyone ready for an absolute onslaught of romance and adorable? Yeah? Good. Here we go.
Meet Cassandra Jean Whitehead. The one-time model, and former America’s Next Top Model contestant, and Stephen Amell, star of Arrow and possible real-life superhero, have been married since 2012 and are parents to daughter Mavi. They’re also pretty into each other. This is the epitome of #RelationshipGoals.
Whitehead, who frequently went by simply Cassandra Jean in the professional world, grew up in Houston, Texas and got her first big break in beauty pageants, competing in Miss Texas Teen USA from 2002 to 2004. She was a semifinals in both 2003 and 2004 and even won the local title Miss Houston Teen in 2003. Cassandra also won Miss Corpus Christi in 2004.
When she was 19-years-old, and still studying at Texas A&M Corpus-Chriti, Cassandra joined the cycle 5 cast of America’s Next Top Model and quickly made ANTM history. Just four episodes into the cycle, Cassandra left the competition, refusing to undergo a drastic makeover that would have cut her dark brown hair extremely short and dyed it blond. In 2007, Cassanrda spoke with BuddyTV about her experience on the show:
I don’t regret it. And if I had gone back and they had given me the same kind of ultimatum that they had given me, I would still have stuck with my decision. I would do it again, but I’d also make the same decision. I mean, I wish I could have stayed a little longer, obviously, but I still completely back up my decision 110 percent. And that’s how I feel, that’s how I still fee,l ever since I made it.
After leaving the show, Cassandra returned to Texas and finished her degree before moving to Los Angeles where she started to pursue a modeling career. Since then she’s done work as a commercial model and appeared on several TV shows including Las Vegas, Hannah Montana and One Tree Hill.
Now, Cassandra is best known for her relationship status. She and Amell married, for the first time, on December 25, 2012 while on vacation in the Caribbean before staging a stateside ceremony just a few weeks later.
Let’s just say their romance is pretty darn adorable. Check out their one-year anniversary pic:
In October 2013, the pair welcomed their first daughter together, Maverick – better known as Mavi – and, somehow, the Amell family got even more photogenic. Seriously. This is pretty adorable:
Cassandra is a frequent update on social media as well, frequently giving fans an inside look at the Amell family – both on and off the Arrow set. You should probably follow her, she’s even more entertaining than her husband.