Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie may soon be on the Miami Dolphins' bandwagon as a limited partner.
NFL owners meeting in Boston this week approved Fergie as a part owner, but the team has yet to complete an agreement with her, Dolphins chief executive officer Mike Dee said in an e-mail on Tuesday.
Fergie and the Black Eyed Peas already have a marketing partnership with the Dolphins. She wears a pink Dolphins jersey in a campaign this month for breast cancer awareness.
Team owner Stephen Ross has brought six other celebrities into the fold this year. The first partnership was with singer Jimmy Buffett. Musicians Gloria and Emilio Estefan and Marc Anthony and tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams subsequently bought small shares of the team.
All attended the Dolphins' home opener last month, and Anthony sang the national anthem on Monday, when the Dolphins won their second game in a row by beating the New York Jets 31-27.
Fergie, whose real name is Stacy Ann Ferguson, is a Grammy-winning singer and also an actress. Ross has said his celebrity partnerships stir excitement and reflect the vibrancy of South Florida, and he envisions the Dolphins as a glamour team.
The common theme here is to add celebs past their peak. I still remember as a teenager when we were on a family trip and the radio station played Bruce Springsteen. My dad heard it and said, "thats Bruce Springsteen, they call him the Boss!" Thats when I knew Springsteen wasn't cool anymore, this was around '86. Anybody your dad knows about isn't cool. My point is that the Dolphins add celebs Dads know about.