06/27/13 (Updated)

Jacoby Ellsbury's Wife Kelsey Ellsbury

01/13/2013: Looks like our tipster was right, and we were tipped off to investigating further after we noticed a tweet from Jacoby Ellsbury's wife Kelsey Ellsbury. The wedding took place in late December, and the local Boston media picked up on it after Kelsey posted a wedding picture to her Facebook page. The couple met approximately 6 years ago and have managed to keep details of their relationship, then engagement, and now wedding relatively quiet from the rabid Boston media - so if kids are forthcoming, we should probably know by the time they hit elementary school.

One final point - do not believe the wedding registry out there for a Jacoby Ellsbury/Kelsey Hawkins wedding on 1/1/2015. Appears to be a clever rouse for someone to get well-intentioned fans to send gifts to the a catfishing bride.

09/16/2012: PlayerWives.com has received a tip from an excellent source indicating that Jacoby Ellsbury is now engaged to Kelsey Hawkins. Details around the proposal and when it occurred are scarce, but our source has given us the heads up that Kelsey is walking around with a MASSIVE rock on her left hand. The couple have not set a wedding date, but we'll keep you posted with anything new.

This is one of the first posts PlayerWives ever put up. In a moment of nostalgia, we thought it time to update things, to reflect a more complete picture than what we used to post which consisted of literally 9 words. We'll take another crack at a profile.......

Jacoby Ellsbury has been dating Kelsey Hawkins since late 2006. The two met while attending Oregon State together, though didn't begin dating until years later when Jacoby was in the minors, and Kelsey was working as a nanny in the Northeast. According to Jacoby's mother in the Boston Globe, Jacoby's never been a ladies man. He only had one girlfriend in high school and he's now settled down with Kelsey Hawkins during a period of time in which he could run a tear through New England Pink Hatters on a record breaking legendary pace.
Now here's where things get interesting. There have been rumors floating around New England for a couple summers that Jacoby and Kelsey have secretly wed. At one point, Kelsey changed her surname on Facebook from Hawkins to Ellsbury, but as of print on 11/9/2011, it's back to Hawkins. At the most recent public appearance Hawkins made, there was no indication of a wedding or engagement ring. You decide.
At the launch of Jacoby's charity wine in 2010, he was evasive at best when answering direct questions about his wedding, answering a question about whether there were wedding plans, saying only “We’ll keep that between Kelsey and me right now.”
Kelsey, who is a native of Pendelton, Oregon, has become a regular fixture at Red Sox charity events. She is a standard participant in the annual Red Sox Wives Fashion Show, and also ran a marathon with other Sox wives. The last time we researched her, she was working in the Edison School system, though we are unsure if she is still employed there as of November, 2011 re-posting.

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42 Responses to “Jacoby Ellsbury's Wife Kelsey Ellsbury”

  1. Jocelyn R Jackson

    Wow... Ew! Was expectn something way better than that qay bettr!

  2. jessie

    Well maybe he might be like a real person and wants someone who is real and a real relationship with! And not like everyone else who is famous and just wants to meet the famous standards! Beside I think she is pretty!

  3. Sam

    I think she's gorgeous! She's got a real natural look to her, not the fake, "I've got implants and a spray tan" look to her and that's a rarity today.

  4. jewel nevano

    she's gorgeous. i've met her a couple of times and not only is she absolutely beautiful, but she's down to earth and VERY NICE.

  5. Mainesoxfan

    You gotta love a girl who will wear fan gear! Not afraid to wreck her 'do with a ball cap. I give her a thumbs up!

  6. andee

    gorgeous couple i should say. hey girl, you're lucky!

  7. Erika

    Lucky...Lucky woman! LOL

  8. MnRedSox

    Thumbs up Little Jake. I think they look great together!!!

  9. valerie

    eww srry i definently think i would be better for him well imin high school but still i luv u jacoby and you have always been my idol and dream man!

  10. Kim Caldwell

    Seeing how i have known Kelsey for many years, we grew up in the same little hick town and graduated together. She is a great person, very down to earth and does not let things give her a big head. She is not the "dumb blonde" type. She is very smart, graduated with a 4.0 GPA, and was very active with school events. We are happy that she found such a great guy!! Way to go Kels!!!!

  11. Kate

    She is gorgeous! I am so glad he's not with a clue less girl who has implants and a spray tan.

  12. molly

    i dont think shes pretty at all but i absolutly LOVE jacobyy he has been my idol since i was a little girl and hes always been my first crush/dream mann<3

  13. Crystal Mayo

    I can't deny that she is pretty, but I also can't deny that I hate her! No it's just that I always thought that we had a future together Jacoby!! No but seriously I am glad he is happy!

  14. bryn

    jacoby would look better with a darker hair dark eyed girl insted of a bottle blonde from south beach but i stil love jacobyyy<3

  15. Taylor

    Idk I think she looks older than him that's gross


    She is one lucky girl! jacoby is such a cutie and she is gorgeous! perfect match! <3


    i am probably the biggest Red Sox fan on earth and in 2007 when i saw jacoby, i had (and still have) the biggest crush on that guy jacoby is the cutest guy in earth! kelsey hawkins is one VERY lucky girl! <3

  18. mar

    he is so freakin gorgeousss <333 she is one lucky lady!!!

  19. John

    Bryn sounds like one of those dark haired girls that are jealous of blondes. Not all blondes are bottled or from south beach. That would be like saying all dark haired girls are from Jersey and stupid. I can tell you one thing, when a blonde walks in the room, heads turn....mine does! Jacoby's lady is pretty and they make a stunning couple.

  20. Karen

    I have had a huge crush on Jacoby since he first came to Boston (and I'm old enough to be his mother). I think his girlfriend is very pretty and they make a good match. (Also, not all blonds are dumb.)I wish them the best.

  21. Anonymous

    she is ugly you can do better you can have meeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  22. austin powers

    she is not all that pretty you can do better like me

  23. greg

    I'm a navajo I never date white girls and im in the military. shes just with him for his $

  24. Karen

    I think she is very pretty and one lucky lady. She's been with him since 2006 so I don't think she's in it for the money as others have said. I hope he stays with the Red Sox for a long time and I wish him good luck with Kelsey or whomever he wishes to be with.

  25. Anonymous

    go native, Jacoby!!

  26. future mrs. ellsbury

    im so happy hes happy but i heard his mother let slip they broke up after she stoped going to games things went down

  27. gurl

    She looks alright. I know he can easily get a way more attractive girl though.

  28. Angeleyes

    It is his choice just saw him with a dark woman of his raise,not predjudice, just tired of seeing all the good looking men of color marrying thin blondes. All of us women of color with what I have a little meat on our bones, just want to know what's up. I am way to old for him, not thin nor thick. just asking what's up????? YES I HAVE A GOOD MAN,Not a Jacoby LOL

  29. Lesie

    I think she is pretty and if you check her twitter it seems like they still are together. I've had the BIGGEST crush on Jacoby since he first came to Boston. My friends and I still fight over who loves him more!

  30. Morena

    They look really good together!! I think they make a really lovely couple!! Really wish them the best!!

  31. Cindy

    He's a good looking kid and she's a beautiful young woman. That's a good couple.

  32. ti

    i do not find her very attractive, and i definitely think he could do better. but hey, maybe she's a nice girl and a sweetheart. :(

  33. Kathleen

    Kelsey and Jacoby are perfect together.

  34. Ly

    Her name on twitter is Kelsey Ellsbury....are we sure they're not married yet??

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  36. lydia perez

    Baby you so cute

  37. lydia perez

    I love to be your girlfriend

  38. Kathleen

    I too amold enough to be Jacoby's mother. He is the son I never had. He is adorable. I hope he stay. witch Boston. Kelsey is a very pretty young lady. To ll of you girls with big egos, he is a married man. Don't try to sabotage their marriage with your foolish comments. She has enough stress on her with the visibility being married to Jacoby brings, Give the couple a break.

  39. Joan coughlin

    Pay no attention to the negatives. You both are great!!!good luck!

  40. Steve K

    From Dine Nation, Come visit Navajo Land, show us the Mrs. Come visit our school system with the Mrs. Good Luck Mr. Navajo Nation

  41. debby

    I m glad for the two of u just found out LOOKING on the internet CONGRDULATNS

    I have jacoby's career with the red sox bless you jacoby she's beautiful . now I not going to fight anyone over u your just a great baseball player and I m glad that u are indina god bless you and kelsey

  42. ddaydick

    Been a Red Sox fan for 60 years. Broke my heart when Johnny D forsook Boston for the Bronx Zoo. Now Jacoby breaks it again. It's all about money. There is no loyalty. Hope your best baseball years are behind you. All that said, they are a handsome couple.