Frequently, A-list football players end up marrying some of the most beautiful, talented, and charismatic women in the entertainment industry — funny how that happens. And while some of these couples, like Jessie James and Eric Decker, have opened up to the public about how they balance football season and their personal lives, others — like Kerry Washington and her NFL husband Nnamdi Asomugha — totally hide their private lives away, keeping our view of them strictly to Washington’s acting and Asomugha’s footballing. From the ultra-private to the media-savvy, we love learning about the families of the players who keep us entertained all through football season.
The thing about football families that we have to consider is that these NFL players have rigid, high-intensity months of sport, often leaving their families to travel for long stretches. But while that may seem sad, they also have a very healthy off-season where their days are all about family time.
And many NFL fathers are amazing dads too. Last February, Ciara opened up to the NY Post about her NFL player husband, Russell Wilson, saying his sexiest quality is how wonderful of a father he is to their children.
“What’s always been beautiful about Russ is just to see him from day one, excitingly jumping in and changing diapers,” she told the outlet. “He’s obviously really beautiful to me in every way, but the father in him is by far one thing that makes him the sexiest to me.”
From college sweethearts to ever-growing families, check out some of our favorite football families!
A version of this article was previously published in November 2021.