Drew Brees has a teammate for lifestyle with wife Brittany.
Married to the New Orleans Saints quarterback since 2003, Brittany shares four small children with Brees: sons Baylen, 11, Bowen, 10, and Callen, 8, and 6-year-previous daughter Rylen.
In February, the couple celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary.
“Happy 17th Anniversary to the adore of my everyday living!!! You inspire me daily!” Brees gushed on Instagram at the time.
While Brees and Brittany have been happily married for just about two decades, their romance didn’t get off to a incredibly hot start off.
Brees built a ‘real fool’ of himself when they 1st achieved
Brees really fumbled the ball when he met Brittany for the 1st time on his 20th birthday in January 1999.
Recalling the come across with ESPN the Magazine, the 41-year-outdated quarterback reported he “had about 17 pictures and place my foot in my mouth.”
“I built a actual fool of myself when I to start with achieved her,” Brees reported in 2002. “It was when I was a sophomore. It was my 20th birthday and I’d experienced about 17 shots and set my foot in my mouth. It was a regular football player cheesy line — we’ll leave it at that.
“It took me six months to get the courage to discuss to her once more. I finagled my way to get invited to a get together that I realized she’d be at,” he continued.
Brees played football at Purdue University. He was chosen 32nd in general by the San Diego Chargers in the 2001 NFL Draft.
The pair has teamed up for charitable endeavors
In 2003 — the exact same calendar year Brees and Brittany tied the knot — the few set up the Brees Aspiration Foundation.
With about $33 million contributed, the foundation seeks to “help increase the high quality of existence for cancer sufferers and provide care, education and learning and chances for small children and households in want,” per the organization’s web site.
In March, Brees and Brittany pledged $5 million to the point out of Louisiana to aid communities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
They’ve waded controversial storms collectively
More than the summer time, Brees came below fire just after stating he didn’t concur with any one kneeling through the countrywide anthem to protest law enforcement brutality for the reason that he felt it disrespected the flag.
“I would like to apologize to my friends, teammates, the Metropolis of New Orleans, the black group, NFL community and everyone I hurt with my reviews. … In speaking with some of you, it breaks my coronary heart to know the soreness I have brought on. In an endeavor to communicate about regard, unity, and solidarity centered all-around the American flag and the nationwide anthem, I manufactured responses that have been insensitive and completely missed the mark on the issues we are dealing with suitable now as a nation,” Brees explained on Instagram at the time.
“They lacked recognition and any variety of compassion or empathy. Alternatively, individuals text have become divisive and hurtful and have misled people today into believing that in some way I am an enemy. This could not be additional from the real truth, and is not an correct reflection of my heart or my character,” he continued.
Brittany also penned an psychological message amid the backlash.
“To all of our buddies and anyone we damage …we will do better,” she wrote on Instagram.
“We want to do far better , we want to Listen to you, and we will fight for you for the reason that contemplating we are not portion of the problem…is examining the box it indicates we are are not executing ample. It is our position to teach ourselves. We are sorry,” Brittany concluded.