We’ve covered Matthew Stafford’s wife, Kelly Stafford for a few years. As of April 3, 2019, Kelly Stafford delivered heartbreaking news via Instagram:
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This is a picture of Matthew & I the day we found out. I said I wanted this picture of us, so that the day this was all over, we could look back at this photo & remember. Within the last year, I began to notice things that I thought was just me getting older.. I would show my girls how to do a front roll or twirl in ballet class and immediately feel dizzy & off balance… Things that I had been doing my entire life were now, all of a sudden, difficult. The beginning of Jan was when I experienced my first spell of vertigo..It kept happening & then it happened while I was holding Hunter. Matthew took me straight to the ER. They checked vitals & bloodwork, all were fine.. Several vertigo spells later, Matthew’s team doctor recommended we go get an MRI of my brain to rule everything major out. A few days later we were hit with the results. I had a tumor sitting on some of my cranial nerves. The medical term they used was an acoustic neuroma or vestibular schwannoma.. All I heard was brain tumor & that they had to do surgery to take it out.. so that is what we are going to do & we believe we found the best doctor to do it. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t completely terrified of brain surgery. I am. I am terrified of them opening my head, I’m terrified of losing my hearing, I’m terrified of losing facial function, I’m terrified of far worse things that could happen and I’m terrified that I won’t take the time I need to recover because the guilt I might feel of being absent from my kids for too long.. I am telling y’all this to ask for prayers and support. Things to pray for: -calmness in these next 2 weeks as I know anxiety will run high in myself & my whole family leading up to the day of surgery. -that God be in the room with the surgeons & give them all the guidance, steadiness, & confidence they need. -my safety during and after surgery. -please pray for matthew as I know his nerves will be high during this surgery. I couldn’t imagine being out in that waiting room. Thank u. Thank u for reading this novel. thank u for all your support and most importantly, thank u for your prayers.
Keep the Stafford family in your thoughts. Best of luck, Matthew, Kelly, Chandler, Sawyer and Hunter.
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Matthew Stafford’s wife Kelly Stafford is the mother of their twins, Chandler and Sawyer. Back in July of 2017, USA Today called the twins “Instagram stars”. People love them. Kelly frequently posts pictures of the twins, and their third child on her social media. In one picture, Kelly posed with four generations. The picture included the twins, Kelly, Kelly’s mother, and also Kelly’s grandmother. The twins arrived on May 28, 2017, and the third, Hunter, was born in August, 2018. Kelly waited a month to post a picture of the tops of their heads. At the time, she also mentioned how excited her and Matthew were to watch them grow.
When did Matthew Stafford’s wife enter the picture?
Matthew Stafford’s wife attended college, this much is for sure. However, the facts about her alma mater now appear unclear. Originally, Wikipedia listed Kelly (nee Hall) as a graduate of the University of Georgia. This makes sense since Matthew also attended that fine institution. But in March of 2017, she posted a picture of herself in a Wesleyan jersey, playing for the team. Since this is hard evidence of her involvement with the team and college, did she transfer at some point? She said she was “proud to be a part of that basketball powerhouse” when she spoke of the college and coach Azar.
So Matthew Stafford’s wife claims an athletic background. Kelly also spoke extremely highly of her husband right before she gave birth. She said he is a great example of what their daughters should expect of future significant others. In line with her profile motto of “family over everything,” this observation stands out. USA Today Sports again briefly mentioned Kelly Stafford after she posted about standing during the national anthem. Originally, Kelly encouraged players to stand during the anthem. Then, following a backlash which she herself expected, she said some commenters “opened her eyes.” She urged discussion. Kelly also said discussion inspires change.
Instagram Stars Strike Again
In August of 2017, Matthew Stafford’s wife posted a video of the twins again. This time, the video signified contentment and satisfaction over Matthew’s contract extension. The extension represented six more years in Detroit. What was the dollar amount attached? $135 million. Ajc.com reposted the video. It should also be noted Kelly mentioned the Detroit Lions owner in August. Why did she mention Martha Ford? Because Martha Ford donated $1 million for Hurricane Harvey relief. Of course, Kelly then called her inspiring. She tagged the post “people helping people”. Lastly, Matt and Kelly went on their tenth annual 4th of July boat ride this year. According to Kelly, her tooth got knocked out!