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    Who Is Matthew Stafford’s Wife? Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Kelly Stafford

    Kelly Stafford, the wife of Los Angeles Rams QB Matthew Stafford, has been by his side since college. Here's everything to know about their relationship.

    Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford married his wife Kelly in 2015, and she has stood by his side throughout the ups and downs of his NFL career.

    The pair of college sweethearts have also had to navigate some difficult challenges, particularly when Kelly had a serious health scare several years ago.

    Here’s everything you need to know about their relationship and family.

    Who Is Matthew Stafford’s Wife, Kelly?

    Kelly and Matthew have known each other since their days attending the University of Georgia. The pair met while Matthew was the starting quarterback as a true freshman and Kelly was a cheerleader.

    While Kelly was very interested in dating Matthew, he wasn’t sure if he wanted to be in a relationship. That is, until Kelly started dating his backup “to piss him off” and make him jealous.

    “I always loved Matthew, and I told myself I had to move on because this isn’t happening,” she said. “I started talking with the backup who was the complete opposite of Matthew, so it worked.”

    The pair then got married in 2015, roughly a year after Kelly became a registered nurse following her studies at the University of Georgia.

    Who Is Matthew Stafford's Wife? Here's Everything You Need To Know About Kelly Stafford
    Kelly Stafford poses for a photo posted to her Instagram account after being diagnosed with a brain tumor.

    The couple had a serious health scare in April of 2019 when Kelly was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor called an acoustic neuroma. She experienced bouts of vertigo, and it became clear that she needed surgery to remove the tumor.

    “Within the last year, I began to notice things that I thought was just me getting older… Things that I had been doing my entire life were now, all of a sudden, difficult,” Kelly said in an Instagram post.

    The procedure to remove the tumor was initially expected to take six hours, but it turned into a 12-hour ordeal after the surgeon apparently found an “abnormal” vein in her skull. Fortunately, her neurosurgeon was an expert on these kinds of abnormal veins and had actually written a paper about them.

    Kelly made a full recovery, and she seems to be in much better health now.

    Kelly and Matthew have four children together, all girls. The first two, Sawyer and Chandler, were born as identical twins in March 2017. Hunter was then born in August 2018, and Tyler followed in June 2020.

    Who Is Matthew Stafford's Wife? Here's Everything You Need To Know About Kelly Stafford
    Matthew and Kelly Stafford pose for a photo with their four children that Kelly posted to Instagram last week.

    Kelly hosts a podcast called “The Morning After” with family friend Hank Winchester. She has spoken up about postpartum health on the show and admitted to struggling with body image issues following the birth of her twins.

    On her podcast, she made headlines when she said that Matthew struggles to connect with his younger teammates. After it became a big story online, Kelly admitted that she “put her foot in her mouth.”

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