Who Is Peyton Manning’s Mysterious Wife?
Former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning‘s life has been under a microscope nearly his entire life. We know the Super Bowl champion and five-time MVP is Hall of Fame-bound after his terrific NFL career with the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos. We know that Peyton has quite the comedic side judging from the hilarious commercials and classic Saturday Night Live skits.
Of course, he comes from the National Football League’s first family. Olivia and Archie Manning produced quite the trio of football talent in Peyton, longtime New York Giants’ Eli Manning and Cooper Manning, whose son Arch Manning is throwing touchdowns in high school. We even know Peyton’s net worth, which shows he won’t be hurting for money any time soon.
How about Peyton Manning’s wife, though? Peyton and Ashley Manning have two children together, but how did they meet, what does she do and just exactly who is she?
Who is Peyton Manning’s Wife Ashley Manning?
Born Ashley Thompson in Memphis, Tennessee, Ashley Manning actually first met her future husband in Tennessee.
According to Bleacher Report, the two met when her next-door neighbor introduced them the summer before he enrolled at the University of Tennessee in 1994. Ashley headed east to attend the University of Virginia, but the pair stayed together and got married in 2001.
Despite receiving a ring from the greatest quarterback in NFL history, Ashley has kept a relatively low profile and stayed out of the spotlight unlike the wives of other great NFL quarterbacks like former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen.
She has, however, made exceptions. In 2007, she and the NFL player attended a dinner at the White House that honored Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. When Peyton hosted the 2017 ESPYs, she accompanied him on the red carpet. She also was wrapped up in headlines in 2015 when she reportedly had HGH shipped to her.
How Many Children Do They Have?
Peyton and Ashley Manning have two children together and live in Denver. She gave birth to twins, son Marshall Williams and daughter Mosley Thompson, in March 2011.
The twins apparently take up a great deal of the couple’s time. Peyton reportedly had an offer to come out of retirement and play for the Miami Dolphins in 2017 but didn’t take it because he would miss his carpool duties.
He’s also received offers to become an NFL broadcaster but seems intent on being a father. In 2018, he and his son were spotted at a Denver Nuggets basketball game. Now, Peyton has said he’s traded in his helmet for a life on the sidelines as his kids’ flag football coach.