There was a time when Anna Benson was famous for being the hot, loud wife of New York Mets pitcher Kris Benson. In fact, one could easily argue Anna became more of a celebrity than Kris.
After all, he finished his career with a losing record and a career highlight of leading all pitchers in fielding percentage in 2005. Anna was, of course, a star of VH1’s “Baseball Wives” in 2011-12.
Well, it has been almost 10 years since Anna was first dubbed “Baseball’s hottest housewife” by FHM, Kris filed for divorce last year and her show was canceled after one season. Never one to give up easily, Anna has found a way to stay in the spotlight — getting arrested after an alleged domestic dispute. According to Atlanta police, Anna raided Kris’ apartment in a bullet proof vest, demanding money and carrying a gun and a metal baton. She was arrested and charged with two counts of felony assault, trespass and possession of a firearm.
Kris got Anna to go away by saying he’d give her some money, hollywoodinsight.com reported, but quickly called the police and had her taken in.
There have been clues Anna was capable of some extreme and impulsive behavior. Most famously, she told Howard Stern that if Kris cheated on her she’d do the entire Mets organization, which must have gone over well at the next Wives Club fundraiser.
Meeting Kris was a big break for Anna, a high school dropout who met her future husband while at the strip club where she was a dancer. When she met him, she said, she had nothing but “two pairs of panties and one bra.”
She told people she and her husband had sex in a limo in a parking lot while autograph seekers waited outside. She showed up to a Mets Christmas party in a “Sexy Mrs. Claus” getup. She has self-identified as a “harlot.” And when Kris was traded from Pittsburgh to the Mets, Anna became such a . . . sensation that when the Mets traded him to Baltimore, Kris said he believed it was because of his wife.