Clayton Kershaw’s wife Ellen Kershaw (formerly Ellen Melson) is a graduate of Texas A&M with a degree in communications. She takes annual summer trips to Zambia. The trips are as part of her association with “Camp Life.” Camp Life is a religious aid mission, which Ellen happily volunteers. In an interview with MLB, Ellen explains why she’s been to Zambia 5 times, with no plans on slowing down any time soon:
“The first time I hugged a Zambian orphan, it changed my life… This is something I can do while Clayton is pursuing his passion of baseball. On this trip, our passions will collide. This is his way of showing that he supports me. Every season, I come back and show him pictures of all these girls and he’s curious why I keep going back. My hope is that we can combine our two passions and utilize these opportunities to make a difference.”
Clayton Kershaw’s wife sure seems to enjoy watching him pitch, especially when he throws a no-no. Which honestly, there’s like a 60% chance of it happening every time that dude toes the rubber. Ellen was prominently featured on the Dodgers broadcast and SportsCenter after Clayton threw a no hitter and near perfect game in 2014.
Clayton and Ellen were married in December, 2010 in Houston, TX. Clayton rocked a pair of Dodger blue sneakers at the reception. They have been together since high school, and have no children together. Clayton is quick to call Ellen his high school sweetheart. The Kershaw’s attended high school with Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford. The high school clearly has it’s athletic department in order. But that’s not all for Highland Park High School. In addition to Stafford and Kershaw, the school also churned out MLBers Jordan Walden, Chris Young and Shawn Tolleson.