Ellen is a graduate of Texas A&M with a degree in communications. She takes annual summer trips to Zambia as part of her association with a religious aid mission for "Camp Life." 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 Ellen Kershaw,
The two are newlyweds, having been married in December, 2010 in Houston, TX. They have been together since high school, and have no children together.