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Tue Dec 3, 2013, 02:35 PM

T. Boone Pickens engaged to marry Toni Brinker



In matters of business, T. Boone Pickens is often ahead of his time. In romance, he is an old-school kind of guy—a marrying man. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, Pickens and his girlfriend, Toni Brinker, gathered the bulk of their extended families at Boone’s Mesa Vista Ranch. On Saturday, they announced their engagement.

The couple plan to wed sometime early in 2014.

Toni is the widow of Dallas restaurant entrepreneur Norman Brinker, founder of Steak & Ale who had been, at various times, head of Jack in the Box, Burger King, Chili’s, Bennagin’s, as well as the venerable Brink’s coffee shop in Lakewood.

Last year, Boone was divorced from Madeleine Pickens following a seven-year marriage.

More at http://popcultureblog.dallasnews.com/2013/12/peppard-t-boone-pickens-engaged-to-marry-toni-brinker.html/ .

I guess that what they say about people "settling" when they choose a spouse later in life is true. After all, T. Boone Pickens is only a millionaire instead of being a billionaire.

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Tue Dec 3, 2013, 03:15 PM

1. I thought Nancy Brinker was married to Norman, not her sister. We'll see...n/t

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Tue Dec 3, 2013, 04:05 PM

2. The rich and powerful

marrying the rich and powerful. Got to keep it in the family. I guess we'll be seeing her in the owners box at the OSU football games. At least till the next Mrs. T. Boone comes along.

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