Peyton Manning is not only an accomplished athlete, but he’s also scoring some points in the ‘family department’. Today it’s all about Peyton Manning’s wife and their kids, let’s check out this family of four to get a feel of what they are all about.
Peyton Manning’s Wife
Her name is Ashley Manning and she is the definition of a ‘ride or die’. She started dating the athlete a long time before he even dreamt of becoming the Sheriff. She grew up and lived in Memphis, Tennessee and was introduced to him by a neighbor.
According to Heavy, the neighbor had played football at the University of Tennessee and hosted Peyton on a recruiting trip. The neighbor thought Ashley and Peyton would be perfect for each other. Ashley remembers her first impression of Peyton was that he seemed very genuine.
She obviously was not in it for the loot, because he had not even played a college game yet, all he had was pure, raw potential. By March, 2001, the two sealed the deal when Ashley walked down the aisle and started her journey as Peyton’s partner and supporter for life.
Like every other couple out there, they have had good and bad times, in addition to that, the rumor mill has been churning on their behalf. Recently, Al Jazeera reported a story that presented the Peyton Manning’s wife as the recipient of multiple shipments of HGH.
The after math of that tid bit of information dealt a blow to the athlete’s credibility, people were jumping to the conclusion just because Ashley received HGH, she was smuggling it for her famous hubby. For those of you wondering what HGH is, here’s a short explanation.
It stands for Human Growth Hormone and it is the naturally occurring growth hormone of humans or a genetically engineered form that is used to treat children with growth hormone deficiencies. In recent times it has been used especially by athletes to increase muscle mass.
To crown it all, there were some rumors of infidelity on the athlete’s part, there were even rumors of an impending divorce. Apparently, Peyton was in an extramarital relationship with local Indianapolis meteorologist Angela Buchman. Speculations have been made that Buchman is being paid some ‘hush money’, but despite all this, their marriage seems intact.
Otherwise, Peyton Manning’s wife has managed to keep herself out of the spotlight throughout the entire time that Peyton was in the NFL. On occasion she has made a few public appearances, she has been spotted on the red carpet a couple of times and she even attended a State Dinner at the White House.
She has managed to be a supportive wife, a good mother and a saavy businesswoman who is a minority owner of the Memphis Grizzlies, the Tennessee city’s basketball team. The couple has two lovely children who just happen to be twins and it’s about time we got to meet them too.
Peyton Manning’s Kids
March must be their lucky month! Besides getting married in March, the couple had their twins, Marshall Williams Manning and Mosley Thompson Manning on March 31, 2011. The babies were born in Indianapolis, Indiana. This came as quite a surprise since the couple did not announced the pregnancy prior to that.
Just 10 days earlier (March 21), Peyton’s younger brother, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, and his wife Abby welcomed their daughter, Ava Frances Manning. So you see, March is quite a special month for the Manning clan.
Manning took to fatherhood very well and it’s evident every time we catch a glance of him and his adorable twins. This is what the athlete had to say about the new development in his life, ‘ My kids provide me a lot of joy and happiness everyday. I’m learning more about them everyday. It makes me happy and excited.’
Marshall Manning is becoming quite the star himself, who remembers Peyton’s version of ‘bring your son to work’ day? The proof was the adorable pictures from Twitter showing Manning and his 4-year-old son kicking up their heels (and their toes) in some pre-game stretches.
Don’t get us wrong, he likes to have some daddy-daughter time too. At the 2015 ESPYS, where he was one of the big winners, his adorable daughter stole the show as she clung onto his leg while posing for pictures. It was even cuter when he thanked Mosley, for being his date for the evening.
Peyton Manning Net Worth and Salary
Peyton Manning has an estimated net worth of $200 million; money and investments he made from playing football in his career. He had his first major earning when he signed his NFL contract with Indianapolis Colts back in 1998. The six-year deal was worth $46.3 million. Throughout his successful career, Peyton earned an estimated $400 million in salary, licensing, bonuses and endorsements.
Peyton Manning House
Peyton Manning purchased a $4.5 million mansion in Denver. The house sits on a 16,464-square-foot space on 3.37 landscaped acres in ritzy Cherry Hills Village. Furnished with 7-bedroom, 10-bath, two-story Georgian estate.