The American Football quarterback Drew Brees is currently enjoying a new height of sucess as he becomes a record holder for all-time passing touchdowns in NFL. However, in his long career, he not only tasted sucess but dealt with tough times as well. Yet amongst all the good and bad days, a person remained by his side. She is none other than his wife Brittany Brees.
Brittany Brees Is Happily Married to NFL Player Drew Brees
It is often said, The first impression is the last impression. However, the quote does not hold true in the case of Brittany Brees and her husband, Drew Brees. Brittany and her footballer spouse attended the same Purdue University.
The couple first met at a bar where Drew was celebrating his 20th birthday. He was highly intoxicated and used a very inappropriate line on her. She was shocked by his behavior.
Well, the college jock was aware he messed up a big-time, so he did not get the courage to talk to the blonde beauty again. They finally met again in a college party, and the Texas native generated the courage to speak to her. To her surprise, he even asked her out.
Brittany agreed to come to a movie date, but she insisted that her friends will join her. He agreed, and he also brought along his male friends.
The first date was not perfect but surely did not go bad, like their first meeting. Soon, the pair started meeting more often and officially dating.
The college sweethearts dated for four years before tying the knot in February of 2003. The wedding took place at Coronado, California, in the presence of friends and family.
The ceremony was super romantic as the football player made a powerful promise while putting the wedding ring on Brittany's finger. He promised:
"For better or for worse, till death do us part.' Period. No matter how bad it could possibly get, I am committed. It's not about happiness. It's not about a feeling. I committed myself to her for the rest of my life, and I promise never to walk away."
It has been over 15 years since the wedding, but the love between the former San Diego Chargers player and his wife is the same. In 2019, Drew was awarded the Best Record-Breaking Performance at ESPYS. After receiving the award, he first and foremost thanked his wife, who was sitting in the audience. He then added
“I love you so much, and I fall more in love with you each and every day. Thank you for being on this journey with me. I couldn’t do it without you.”
Check out the speech of Drew Brees at 2019ESPYS.
There is no doubt the 40-year-old is excellent in expressing his love towards his wife. But his soulmate is no less. On occasion of his 40th birthday, she planned a surprise birthday party.
She single-handedly managed all the details of the party and made it a memorable night. Not only that, but she also was able to make a video message from Ellen DeGeneres for him.
Brittany Brees Shares Four Children with Husband Drew Brees
Brittany and her spouse welcomed their first child, Baylen Robert Brees, on Jan. 15, 2009, which was also Brees' 30th birthday.
The second child, Bowen Christopher Brees, was born soon after. His birth date is October 19, 2010. The couple welcomed their third son, Callen Christian Brees in 2012. Finally, the couple was blessed with a daughter, Rylen Judith Brees in 2014.
The New Orleans Saints player has said he and the mother of his children always wanted three boys and a girl, so now their family is complete. More to that, he also added that he is now considering doing Vasectomy.
Did Brittany Brees Underwent Plastic Surgery?
Yeah, one member of Brees family did undergo the knife, but that is not Brittany. Well, it is no other than Drew Brees himself.
As the fans might have noticed, Drew has a big scar on the right side of his face. It is a birthmark which he had since childhood. As he grew up, the scar also became large. Thus, Drew did surgery on it.
Even after the surgery, the scar did not disappear but reduce in size. The footballer was never much bothered by it and always embraced the mark with grace. Unless the birthmark posses any health risks, it is unlikely; the footballer will again operate on it.
Brittany Brees Is Wife of A Multi-Millionaire
Brittany Brees manages the Brees Dream Foundation that was established by her and her spouse in 2003. The foundation was primarily formed to support cancer patients and research in memory of Brittany's aunt, who died of cancer.
Now, the foundation has expanded and works in different projects in various locations. The couple has contributed over $33 million to this cause.
Brittany Brees Husband is One of the World's Highest-Paid Athlete
Brittany's spouse, Drew Brees, holds an overall net-worth of $130 million. Forbes reports that in his 18-year career, he has earned more than $220 million in on-field pay.
According to Forbes, by October 2019, Brees earned $42.4 million. He is the quarterback for New Orleans Saint and receives a yearly salary of $26.4 million. Furthermore, he earned $16 million in sponsor money from brands such as Nike, Microsoft, Verizon, and many more. The footballer is also an investor. He owns multiple Jimmy John's and Dunkin'franchises.
In December 2019, Drew set the NFL all-time touchdown pass record. He now holds a record 540 passing touchdowns, which is a one higher than previous record holder Peyton Mannings' 539. With even more popularity, there is no doubt his income will further rise in the coming years.
Quick Facts: Brittany Brees
- Brittany was born and raised in Syracuse, Indiana, US.
- Brees currently lives in New Orleans with her husband and children.
- Her mother is Kathie Dudchenko, and her father is Pete Dudchenko.
- Drew and her husband helped fund a playground in the New Orleans city that is accessible for children with mobility and sensory challenges
- She is not active on any social media platform.
- Her mother-in-law Mina Brees died on August 7, 2009, due to suicide.