Mecole Hardman Jr. and his girlfriend Chariah Gordon welcomed their first child together in February 2023
Mecole Hardman Jr. has his girlfriend Chariah Gordon by his side throughout his football career.
The Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver and Gordon made news when they welcomed their first child together on the day of the Super Bowl in February 2023 — and Hardman’s team was playing in the game. Luckily for Hardman, he didn’t need to miss his family’s big day as he was placed on injury reserve the week prior for a pelvic injury.
The pair have been vocal about their love for each other on Instagram, posting for each other’s birthday and their love for their baby boy, whom they call “3.”
“I love the man you are/becoming ... Your heart & personality is like no other & watching you be a dad is by far the most sexiest thing I've seen you accomplish!” Gordon wrote in her caption on Hardman’s birthday in March 2023. “Thank you for all that you do for us & always putting us first! You mean everything to me & I always make sure you know and feel it 💚.”
Gordon went viral in October 2023 after she posted a picture of her and Hardman posting with another famous NFL couple — Hardman’s teammate Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift. In one of the photos, Swift gives Kelce a kiss on the cheek while Hardman and Gordon smile at the camera.
So who is Mecole Hardman Jr.’s girlfriend? Here’s everything to know about Chariah Gordon and her relationship with the NFL player.
She is the founder of a skincare brand
Gordon is the founder and owner of The GLO Collection, which started out with the goal of providing women with products that treat blemishes and acne.
“After two years of suffering from relentless breakouts, nothing raised my head higher than personally cracking the code to clear skin and independently finding my glo,” Gordon wrote on her site’s About Us page. “With breakouts and a life-transforming break up behind me - because yes, that happened too - I found freedom in emerging anew.”
Now, Gordon mainly sells clothes in her Glo Body collection and often models the items herself.
She has released music
Before she got her start in the skincare industry, Gordon worked at a career as a musician. She released her first song, Drownin, which was a collaboration with Fat Trel, on YouTube in March 2016. Then, she released her second song, Pressure, in January 2022.
“When I perform, I compete — not against everyone else, but against myself,” she said. “I measure my growth by making sure each performance is better than the last.”
She and Hardman have been together since at least September 2021
Gordon first posted in a Chiefs jersey in September 2021, paired with the caption, “Game day ❤️💛 🏈….. i’m just promoting his s--- !!” leading her followers to think she was dating someone on the team.
Three months later, she posted in another Chiefs outfit, this time with Hardman’s last name on the back of her sweatshirt, confirming their relationship.
Hardman made their romance Instagram official in February 2022 when he posted a sweet picture of the couple lounging on a couch.
“Bonnie and Clyde! I got my ride or die ✌🏾❤️,” he wrote in the caption.
She has a baby boy with Hardman
Hardman and Gordon announced they were expecting a baby in October 2022 when the two posted a video of their sex reveal party.
“I was #TeamBoy 💚 all the way! Happy my baby produce boys 😂!” Hardman wrote in the caption of his post. “I picked the right one 😂! PS it’s definitely going to be the 3rd 🤝🏾🤷🏾♂️ Daddy loves you already! And I love you too baby @chariah_ ❤️💚.”
The couple’s baby came at a serendipitous time — the day of the Super Bowl on Feb. 12, 2023. Hardman tweeted “OMG HER WATER BROKE," along with several eye emojis, hours before his team was set to play.
A few months after his birth, Gordon posted their first family photo shoot on Instagram on Mother’s Day, sharing how she was “extremely proud” to be a mom.
“Our son shine after the rain... WORLD meet "3" our rainbow baby 🤍!!!! Son, you were made with so much love! I'm extremely proud to be your mom,” she wrote. “Watching you grow daily is my favorite thing! Becoming a mom has truly showed me my strengths in being a woman & I wouldn't change a thing!! Your worth it all! Happy first Mother's Day to me 🤍.”
She is supportive of Hardman
Gordon often posts photos of herself attending Hardman’s games, alongside their baby, and was supportive of his trade from the Chiefs to the New York Jets in March 2023. She posted a photo of her and the baby dressed up in the Jets’ green and white colors in July 2023 with the caption “new team, new vibes more blessings.”
However, Gordon isn’t just supportive of her boyfriend’s football career. She also helps him promote his other professional endeavors, and as part of her Father’s Day gift, she got three billboards in Times Square to showcase ads for Hardman’s women’s fitness line.
“You know my style... I do anything to make you smile 😘,” she wrote in her caption.
She has some famous friends
In October 2023, Gordon made headlines when she posted a picture of her and Hardman posing with Kelce and Swift in what was seemingly Arrowhead Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, after the Chiefs game. In the photos, Swift and Kelce were spotted kissing for the first time, and in one photo, Gordon even posed individually with Swift.
The pictures came just one week after Hardman was traded back to the Chiefs, which Gordon celebrated on Instagram, writing, “AHH HAAAA 😎🥰 BACK!”
Kelce was also thrilled at Hardman’s return. “You can feel the energy from that guy being in the room,” he said after Hardman’s first game back, per FOX4. “I don’t know how he got out of New York, but I’m so glad that he’s with us … I’m just proud. I’m happy for the guy that he’s back with us, and I’m glad we got him for the rest of the year."
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