29+ Girlfriends and Wives of the Upcoming NFL Season


| LAST UPDATE 09/06/2023

By Malikah Mcintosh

You know what they say: behind every successful man stands a woman! And the NFL's best athletes are no exception. Here are the girlfriends and wives some of the players in this upcoming 2023 season.

Anna Kupp

Anna Kupp's NFL MVP husband, Cooper Kupp, described her as "an absolute warrior." She is the high school sweetheart and wife of the Los Angeles Rams wide receiver. Kupp knew he had to score this girl.

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He told ESPN, "I knew that she was the one that I wanted to marry when we had first met back in high school. I told my mom the day I met her, 'I'm going to marry this girl.'" In 2015, he made those dreams come true. When Kupp works tirelessly for the season, Anna mans the home field with their three boys. 

Lauren Wood

Lauren Wood, who goes by her nickname LoLo, is known for many things. She's a model, an actress, a social media star, and a fitness trainer. She has 1.7 million followers on Instagram and appeared on Nick Cannons's Wild 'n' Out several times. She is also the girlfriend of NFL wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

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The couple is known for their low-key life together but often share snippets on social media. From adoring birthday messages to showing support at Beckham's football games, they aren't afraid to show off their love. LoLo and Odell share a son, Zydn, born four days after Beckham won the 2022 Super Bowl.

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Marissa Van Noy

While Kyle Van Noy may have two Super Bowl championship rings at home, the wedding ring he shares with his love, Marissa Van Noy, is probably way more important. The two started dating back when they were in university at BYU. Fast forward, and the couple got married in 2014.

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Marissa also has a few titles to her name. She was crowned Miss Utah USA in 2013 and named the third runner-up at Miss USA in 2014. Looks like her hubby has some competition. On the side, Marissa works hard at her side hustle of flipping houses, on the foundation she shares with Kyle and being a mom to their two kids.

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Brittany Mahomes

Brittany Mahomes may be better known now as the wife to the star quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs, Patrick Mahomes, but she is quite impressive all on her own. The mother of two played soccer for the University of Texas at Tyler and went pro after college for an Icelandic team.

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Meanwhile, her high school sweetheart Patrick was playing football at Texas Tech University and drafted into the NFL. The lovebirds tied the knot and have a daughter and a son together. They also have celebrated Mahomes winning two Super Bowl titles. Always by his side is Brittany, cheering him on!

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Madison Wentz

Quarterback Carson Wentz made the play of a lifetime when he went for Madison. The couple reportedly met each other while they were both in Haiti for a charity event. Carson quickly fell for Madison. They started dating, and Wentz popped the question after he won the Super Bowl with the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Five months after he proposed, the couple said, "I do." When Wentz injured his knee in the game, it was Maddie who was by his side as he recovered. Now, Maddie is a mother to two girls, Hudson Rose and Hadley Jayne, and is expecting a third baby girl.

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Ciara needs no introduction. The Goodies singer has been topping the charts ever since her debut in the early 2000s. She's a Grammy Award-winning singer and has acted in several movies. She's still putting out hit after hit. Plus, she's married to NFL quarterback Russell Wilson. 

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The two first met at a basketball game and quickly fell in love. They exchanged vows among close friends like Kelly Rowland and Jennifer Hudson. Not only are they parents, but they also share a production company and co-wrote a book. Talk about a power couple.

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Emily Mayfield

The Nebraska native wasn't so sure about Baker Mayfield at first. She told ESPN, "I was assuming he'd be the typical playboy athlete." However, he turned out to be much different than that. After only six months of dating, the football QB proposed to Emily. 

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Emily has been by Baker's side through every triumph and trial, rooting for him on the sidelines. She also has developed a social media presence of her own, becoming an influencer. Emily also appeared alongside Baker when he was the spokesperson for Progressive Insurance.

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Claire Kittle

Claire Kittle knows all about what it takes to be an athlete and to be married to one. Claire played basketball throughout high school and college. She was a McDonald's All-American nominee and became her high school's third all-time leading scorer. Now that's a slam dunk.

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She met her husband-to-be, George Kittle when they were both students at the University of Iowa. The couple eloped, but two years later, they had a small wedding ceremony with friends. When Claire is not at football stadiums watching her hubby, she loves staying active, reading comic books, and having a good time.

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Kelsey Holmer

Kelsey Holmer is best known for being the girlfriend of Lane Johnson, the offensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles. The University of Georgia graduate has supported her beau as he traveled to the Super Bowl last season. Although the Eagles didn't fly home with the trophy, Johnson already had his!

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Holmer and Johnson went public with their relationship in June 2022. Since then, Johnson has been a constant presence on Holmer's Instagram. She constantly posts cute pics of the couple from the sidelines and on vacation together. Keep scrolling to see the other gorgeous wives and girlfriends of the NFL!

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Halle Woodard

Halle Woodard has kept a relatively low profile despite dating NFL running back Ezekiel Elliot. Woodard attended Iowa State University and graduated with a nurse's degree. While most details about their relationship are under wraps, Halle is often seen watching her boyfriend at games.

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Woodard has her Instagram set on private, but she has written in her bio, "Aesthetic Nurse Injector. Dog mom of two." She also runs a separate account for her business. We bet we'll see Woodard in the stands now that Elliott will be playing for the New England Patriots this upcoming season.

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Olivia Culpo

Olivia Culpo doesn't need to be standing beside fiancé Chrisitan McCaffrey to be recognized. She's a star all on her own. Culpo was crowned Miss Universe in 2012, and since then, her stardom has continued to rise. She made appearances in movies like The Other Woman and I Feel Pretty.

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She was also featured on the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover in 2020. McCaffrey proposed to Culpo after four years of dating while they were on a romantic getaway in Utah. She posted the announcement to her 5.3 million followers on Insta. Fans can also watch her on The Culpo Sisters on TLC.

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Lauren Tannehill

From Ryan Tannehill's time with the Miami Dolphins to being traded to the Tennessee Titans, Lauren has been by her man's side. They met in Panama City, Florida, in 2009 and tied the knot in 2012. Lauren is Ryan's number one fan, often posting photos of their family on social media.

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They have two kids together, Steel and Stella. In addition to posting cute family pics, Lauren shares workout routines and glimpses into her daily life for her followers to enjoy. With more than a decade of being a WAG, she truly is a titan of the industry. 

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Kelly Stafford

Kelly Stafford has been husband Matthew Stafford's cheerleader since the beginning - literally. The two met at the University of Georgia, where Matt was QB and Kelly was a cheerleader. The couple have four daughters together and have been through thick and thin and two teams, the Detroit Lions and the Los Angeles Rams.

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In addition to being an all-star wife and mother, Kelly hosts her own podcast show titled The Morning After and is a registered nurse. She is extremely active on social media, sharing her life and personal struggles with her nearly 420K followers on Instagram. 

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Simone Biles

This Olympian is one of the most recognizable and decorated athletes in the entire world, and Simone Biles is also one of the gorgeous wives of the NFL. She met her now-husband, Green Bay Packers safety Jonathan Owens, through the dating app Raya during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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While the two athletes have busy schedules, they always make sure to show their support for the other. Biles and Owens recently tied the knot in two separate ceremonies. Whether she's competing for gold or he's out on the field, they both are winners on and off the field.

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Julie Ertz

Up next is another athletic NFL wife, Julie Ertz. Soccer star Julie Ertz met her husband-to-be, Zach Ertz, through mutual friends while in college. She fell into a long-term relationship with the tight-end football player as both of their athletic careers took off.

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Both cheer the other on as one competes in the World Cup, and the other attends the Super Bowl. A lot of change has been happening for Julie Ertz. She welcomed her son, Madden, to their family in 2022 and recently announced her retirement from professional soccer at the 2023 World Cup.

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Olivia Holzmacher

Olivia Holzmacher is a data analyst, so she doesn't need any help computing what a catch she has on her hands. Holzmacher started dating Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow when they were students at Ohio State University. Now, he is an NFL quarterback, and Holzmacher is still by his side, cheering him on.

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Holzmacher regularly attends her boyfriend's games, supporting him from the stands. She is also a dog mom to a mini goldendoodle named Beau. The QB girlfriend is also a natural athlete herself. She ran a marathon with friends and posted photos on her Instagram page.

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Rachel Bush

This New York native has made a name for herself as one of the most beautiful wives of the NFL. She's married to Buffalo Bills safety Jordan Poyer and often posts their adventures on her Instagram. Rachel Bush has 4.1 million followers and has her own skincare line called LeeLa Natural Skincare.

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She met her football-throwing boy through Twitter. The two immediately started dating, and after three years, they married in Jamaica. They welcomed a baby girl, Aliyah, in 2016. Whether she's working out or cheering from the stands, Bush gives her all in everything she does.

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Sydney Warner

It seems that the rose Sydney was waiting for would come from an unexpected source. After appearing on the 24th season of The Bachelor, Sydney was unsuccessful in her search for love. However, shortly after ending her time on the famed reality show, she found her true love in NFL linebacker Fred Warner.

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The Alabama native planned her wedding while Warner was in the middle of his NFL season. She told Us Weekly, "He is giving me the on that and it hasn't been as stressful as I would have thought it would be." They tied the knot in June 2022 and share updates about their life on their podcast, The Warner House

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Gia Duddy

Gia Duddy became one of the most talked about moments from the 2023 NFL Draft in April. She accompanied her boyfriend and NFL hopeful, Will Levis, to the annual event. Even though Levis was drafted in the second round by the Tennessee Titans, Duddy was the one who became a big deal.

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Levis revealed on the podcast The Mid Show that her social media presence exploded, and Duddy signed major deals. He said, "She just signed a Burger King deal. It's crazy, I was like, 'You're paying for lunch.'" In addition to being an influencer, Duddy plans on attending nursing school. 

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Dr. Mindy Armstead

Did somebody call for a doctor? Dr. Mindy Armstead is not only a trained medical professional, but she is also an all-star wife to NFL defensive lineman Arik Armstead. She describes herself as a "mental health advocate" on her Instagram bio, and her profile picture features the NFL WAG in scrubs with a stethoscope.

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She tied the knot with the love of her life in June 2020 in Santa Barbara. When she's not busy updating her followers on Instagram or helping out patients, Mindy is also a doting mother to her two daughters with Arik. Talk about a dynamic duo with these two!

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Hannah Ann Sluss

Another Bachelor alum found love outside of the mansion. Hannah Ann Sluss won the 24th season of the competition series. She became engaged to bachelor Peter Weber, but it was revealed afterward that the engagement was called off. Lucky for Sluss, there was already a substitution being called in.

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A couple of years after appearing on The Bachelor, Sluss started dating Indianapolis Colts running back Jake Funk. The former beauty pageant queen quickly fell in love with the NFL hunk. The couple announced their engagement in January 2023. Sluss got her happy ending after all. 

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Reese Damm

With one season of being an NFL girlfriend already under her belt, Reese Damm is on her way to being a pro. The Georgia native started dating Baltimore Ravens safety Kyle Hamilton when they were only in high school. Her Instagram is littered with adorable photos of the high school sweethearts.

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Damm attended the University of South Carolina and became a member of the Kappa Delta sorority. One of the first photos she ever posted with Hamilton on her Instagram is from their homecoming. Aww! Now, this NFL girlfriend supports her boyfriend in Baltimore.

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Claire Ridder

Claire Ridder is another newcomer to the NFL girlfriends and wives scene. The Kentucky native first posted a photo with her future husband, QB Desmond Ridder, back in 2017 when they were still in high school. How sweet is that? Claire went to the University of Cincinnati and joined the Tri Delta sorority.

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About a year after graduating, another huge change was coming for Claire and Desmond. They found out that they were pregnant! Claire gave birth to a baby girl, Leighton, and shortly after, they tied the knot in a loving ceremony. Now Claire shares snippets of their lives in Atlanta and what it's like to be an NFL wife.

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Ana Burk

Ana Burk's dream was to attend Ohio State University. Little did she know she would graduate and become one of the NFL's most gorgeous girlfriends. Burk met her boyfriend, Paris Johnson Jr. Since then, the pair have been inseparable, from college game days as Buckeyes to the NFL draft.

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Burk seems to be right by her boy's side. She posted an Instagram pic of her in the stands for the Arizona Cardinals. As they celebrated their second anniversary, Burk wrote in her caption, "2 whole years with you. PJ you're everything good in this world." We stan!

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Holly Luyah

Holly Luyah is a fashion influencer with nearly 3.4 million followers. She was named by Forbes as one of the top ten fashion influencers, and she is also the girlfriend of Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Orlando Brown Jr. Luyah supported her boo as he played in the Super Bowl in 2023 with the Kansas City Chiefs.

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She is also a mom to their son, Orlando III. Holly loves to share her various outfits on her Instagram and post pictures with other NFL wives, like Patrick Mahomes' high school sweetheart, Brittany Matthews. We absolutely love glimpsing into her life through her social media.

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Frankie Kmet

There may be a fight at this family's Thanksgiving dinner. Frankie Kmet's older brother, Cole, is a tight end for the Chicago Bears. Meanwhile, her college sweetheart, Lukas Van Ness, was drafted to the Bears' rival, the Green Bay Packers. Uh-oh! The NFL girlfriend celebrated Van Ness's draft pick with an Instagram post.

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She wore a Packers hat and wrote, "My boy a Packer. Congrats @lukas_vanness you deserve it all, I love you." The two met while both attending the University of Iowa. While Kmet is still in school, she'll definitely be cheering her boy on during his first season in the NFL.

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Brianna Perry

She's a mother, a rapper, a reality star, and the significant other of the Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Khalil Mack. Brianna Perry, who also goes by her stage name Lil' Brianna, is one of the gorgeous girls of the NFL. She recorded her first song when she was only seven years old. How impressive is that?

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Since then, she's gone on to work with legends like Timbaland and Missy Elliot. She also is a regular of the reality series Sisterhood of Hip Hop. In addition to her rap career, Perry graduated from the University of Miami as a business major. Hats off to this high-achiever! 

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Amy Pickett

Amy crossed paths with her future hubby on the field. Where else?! Pittsburgh Steelers QB Kenny Pickett told People, "We worked out at the same place growing up because Amy played soccer and I played football." Amy went to Princeton to play soccer, while Kenny played football at Pitt. When they were on break, sparks flew!

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Amy graduated from Princeton with a degree in economics, and she got a job working as a private equity associate at PNG Riverarch Capital in Pittsburgh. They married in June 2023, and their wedding featured their favorite team - the Steelers. They had a Steelers ice sculpture, and their officiator was the NFL chaplain.

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Callie Dellinger

This NFL GF is going to experience her first year in the limelight. Callie Dellinger graduated from the University of Iowa with a business and entrepreneurial management degree. Now, she'll embark on the adventure of a lifetime as she accompanies her boyfriend to Detroit to play for the Lions in his first professional season.

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Dellinger has been dating tight-end Sam LaPorta for nearly four years now. While at school, Dellinger competed on the rowing team and was a member of the Delta Sigma Pi sorority. She's also an avid SoulCycle fan. We can't wait to see how this season turns out for Callie and Sam.

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Katherine Webb

Before becoming the wife of a football quarterback, Katherine Webb had a title of her own. She was crowned Miss Alabama in 2012 and represented her home state at the 2012 Miss USA pageant. She met her future hubby, AJ McCarron, while they were in college.

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Webb went on to model for Sports Illustrated after she had a viral moment when an ESPN commentator noted how beautiful she was on-air. Years later, the couple are still madly in love and have three sons. This #boymom still cheers on her love as he plays in the XFL.

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