Love cannot get purer than one that begins in school and runs the course of the distance leading to a blissful marriage. Philip Rivers met the love of his life as early as middle school and there has been no turning back ever since.
Let's get more details of the beautiful married relationship between these long-term partners, their gigantic family with several children, as well as the cornerstone of the couple's successful marriage.
Philip Rivers' Married Life
Philip Rivers is married to his wife Tiffany Rivers. The couple tied the knot on 19th May 2001. The pair had just finished their respective first years at college at the time.
By the time Philip began his sophomore season, he was already married and by the time he began his junior season, he was already a father. Among many other reasons Rivers stood out amongst his peers, this was also one of them.
Earlier, in keeping up with the teachings from Church, the duo waited until they wedded to have sex. You can watch below Philip speaking on the couple's commitment to retaining their purity until they were officially spouses.
The couple shares eight children in total. The pair's first child Halle Rivers was born on 6th July 2002, merely a month before Philip started training camp for his sophomore season in Raleigh.
Philip has five other daughters named Grace Rivers, Caroline Rivers, Rebecca Rivers, Sarah Catherine Rivers, and Claire Rivers. Meanwhile, his two sons are named Gunner Rivers and Peter Rivers.
There's a lot of age differences between the siblings as mentioned by the sports analyst Darren Rovell on Twitter.
With the birth of his daughter yesterday, Philip Rivers now has 8 children. His oldest is 13.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 29, 2015
When Tiffany gave birth to the couple's fifth daughter in October 2013, Philip was prepared to miss the birth of his baby so he could play the Chargers' match against Jacksonville Jaguars.
At the time, Rivers was asked by 10News what would happen if the baby was born while he was playing, to which he replied, "FaceTime, I reckon".
This lovely duo is amazingly together since 7th grade. Philip and Tiffany were both raised in Decatur, Alabama. Philip reportedly pointed towards Tiffany as a child and told his mom, "That's a good girl".
The two began dating even when Philip and his family moved to Athens. Philips was a star on the Athens High football team coached by his own dad.
After their marriage, the couple began the Rivers of Hope Foundation in 2010. It aimed to provide permanent families to foster children. However, the foundation was closed by a pair in March 2013. Rivers said in a statement:
"Tiffany and I have seen great things happen in the last four years with the public foundation and now we want to continue to expand our personal efforts for these purposes. It takes us out of the public eye and puts the kids center-stage."
The couple appeared to strive towards a more "behind the scenes" approach to help children.
Philip Rivers' Wife Converted To Catholicism Before She Married Him
Philip is a devoted Catholic, so when it was time to marry him Tiffany converted to Catholicism. It was reported she received her first communion the day before she tied the knot with Philip.
Since embracing herself with the Catholic faith, one of the cornerstones of the couple's marriage has been described by the pair is the practice of natural family planning.
During the 2012 interview, Tiffany talked about her faith and embrace for natural family planning. She said:
"Being a convert, I just jumped fully in. I thought “this is so awesome that the Church has everything laid out for us. There’s no guessing game.” I just love the fact that the Magisterium of the Church has these beautiful truths that they’ve safeguarded all throughout the years."
Tiffany added, they learned about natural family planning mostly from Philip's mom when they were preparing to get married. The mother told them "this is what the Church teaches".
Tiffany claimed she was 18 at the time while Philip was 19, and she thought she's a Catholic now and this is what the Church teaches so they're doing it. The lovebirds then practiced it from the very beginning of marriage.
Philip Rivers: Quick Facts
- Born on 8th December 1981 in Decatur, Alabama.
- His birth sign is Sagittarius.
- His parents are Steve Rivers and Joan Rivers.
- His father was the head coach of Decatur High's football team, while his mother was a teacher.
- He initially went to Decatur then shifted to Athens.
- He wore #17 shirt since his ninth grade in honor of his father who wore the same number in high school.
- His first start in an official match arrived in the 7th grade in 1994.
- He established himself as the best prep passer in the entire state of Alabama during his senior season.
- He went to North Carolina State University in Raleigh North Carolina.
- He was recruited by North Carolina State as a quarterback.
- He played for NC State Wolfpack football team under coach Chuck Amato during his high school days.
- He started 51 straight games in NC state and won three bowl games.
- He was drafted 4th overall by New York Giants in 2004.
- He was immediately traded for Eli Manning by the San Diego Chargers.
- From 2006-2009, he led the Chargers to the postseason for four consecutive years and later again in 2013.
- He set an NFL record for the most passing yards in the first 8 games of the season when he completed 2649 yards in 2010.
- He took over the role of starting quarterback for the Chargers after the end of the 2005 season when Drew Brees signed with the New Orleans Saints.
- His net worth is estimated to be $50 million.