Drew Brees' Wife Plays a Big Part in the Sportsman's Life — Who Is His Partner Brittany?
New Orleans Saints’ quarterback, Drew Brees, who won the Super Bowl in 2009, has been married to Brittany, the mother of his four children, for nearly two decades.
The couple’s love story is one of a kind as they met in January 1999 on his 20th birthday. The veteran quarterback once admitted that he made a “real fool” of himself at their first meeting.
According to Drew, it all happened when he was a sophomore and had about "17 shots." He admitted to saying something foolish, a "typical" cheesy football player line.
BETTER SECOND IMPRESSION
After his apparent poor first impression, he needed six months to regain the courage to talk to Brittany again. He knew that she’d be at a party, so he did all he could to get an invitation.
Things worked out better as they started dating after that. In 2003, two years after Drew was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the NFL Draft, he and Brittany tied the knot.
Later that year, the pair established the Brees Dream Foundation, which focuses on improving the quality of life for cancer patients and providing education and opportunities for children and families in need.
So far, the foundation has contributed over $33 million. Apart from that, Brittany and Drew donated $5 million to Louisiana to help communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Brittany didn’t turn her back on her husband at the time.
At the moment, the couple, which will celebrate their 18th wedding anniversary in February 2021, shares four children: sons Baylen, Bowen, and Callen, and daughter Rylen.
Speaking of their children, they attracted some attention in November 2020 after Drew, who suffered injuries that placed him temporarily off the roster, said that they were the “best medical team in the world.”
Drew got multiple rib fractures and a collapsed lung following the Saints’ game against the San Francisco 49ers on November 15. Apparently, he’d suffered at least one of those injuries before facing the 49ers.
Fortunately, he came back in no time and, in December, he became the first player in NFL history to pass for 80,000 yards. Tom Brady will likely hit that milestone, too, in 2021.
SUPPORT AMID CONTROVERSY
While Drew’s career has been nothing short of impressive, he has recently been involved in some controversial situations, and Brittany has shown support no matter what.
In mid-2020, the quarterback was criticized for stating that he didn’t agree with anyone kneeling during the national anthem as he felt it was disrespectful to the flag.
Several people, including other NFL players, disapproved of his point of view, so Drew issued several apologies. Brittany didn’t turn her back on her husband at the time.
Instead, she shared an emotional message claiming that she and Drew were sorry and wanted to do better, hear them, and fight for them. What a beautiful and supporting couple!
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