Samantha Sarcinella was born in St. John, Indiana, to parents Steve and Donell and grew up near her large, close-knit Italian family.
A focused student and fitness guru, Samantha met NASCAR driver Kurt Busch nearly 7 years ago.
After a slow-moving, long-distance relationship, the couple became engaged and wed 2 years later.
And in about 2 months, the pair will add to the family as Samantha is due to give birth to the couple’s first child in May.
Here’s what you need to know about Samantha:
1. Samantha & Kyle Were Married on New Year’s Eve 2010
Samantha and Kyle were married in Chicago on New Year’s Eve 2010.
Samantha was very hands on throughout the wedding planning process.
According to her website, she:
thoughtfully selected and created every detail herself in order to present an elegant New Year’s Eve to remember that was enjoyed by their close friends and family.
The event the focus of a Style Network reality show that aired in March 2011.
2. The Two Met in the Summer of 2008
Samantha met Kyle in the summer of 2008, but didn’t go on their first date until they spoke on the phone for 4 months. She was in college, but the long-distance relationship appeared to work.
After graduating, Samantha moved to Charlotte and the two became engaged in February 2010.
3. Samantha Has a Master’s Degree
Samantha graduated with honors from Purdue University with a BA in Psychology in 2008.
In June 2012, she earned her Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
4. She Is a Fitness Fanatic
Samantha worked in a health club during high school and continued through college.
At Purdue, she served as a fitness instructor, teaching body sculpting and spin classes.
She also worked as a model doing print work and appearances for such companies as Sprint, 17th Street Surf Shop and Bailey’s.
5. Samantha Works For Kyle Busch Motorsports
Samantha works closely with Kyle Busch Motorsports. She’s involved in many of the day-to-day operations of the business, including the retail division.
Samantha is heavily involved in the social media strategy of KBM.
Samantha is an integral part of the fundraising efforts of the Kyle Busch Foundation, which supports children’s homes in the Charlotte Metro area, as well as across the United States.