Jordy Nelson’s wife Emily Nelson dumped him in the seventh grade.
We’ve been telling people for years that Jordy and Emily have been together since 6th grade. We have claimed that their long term relationship redefines the term “high school sweethearts”. It seems that Dan LaBatard, while conducting an interview with Jordy recently, probably read our site when preparing for the interview. After Jordy told him that he and his wife began dating freshman year of high school, Dan called him out on this. He told Jordy that he had seen other information that pointed to sixth grade – and again, he probably got that from us. Well, it turns out that we’re right, as usual. Jordy proceeded to admit that he and his wife had in fact begun dating in sixth grade, but that she dumped him a year later! He went back to the well a few years later, and the rest is history.
From Kansas to Green Bay to the Bay Area (and back down)
They grew up in the same town in Kansas, and went to the same schools since kindergarten. Jordy Nelson married his longtime girlfriend Emily Rothlisberger (no relation) in 2007 after proposing on a family vacation to Cancun. Jordy pulled the romantic comedy move of writing out ‘Will You Marry Me,’ in the sand. Of course, everything had the same romantic comedy happy ending – she said yes!
Jordy Nelson’s wife Emily Nelson is a kindergarten teacher at Fort Howard Elementary School in Green Bay. She also runs a mentoring program at the school. While attending college, Emily played basketball for Bethel College. Emily also helps Jordy with his charitable endeavors. The charity most important to them is program called Young Life Green Bay.
This program pairs adult leaders with children, to “[build] bridges of authentic friendship”. Jordy Nelson and wife Emily have hosted the annual Young Life Green Bay Fall Fundraiser on more than one occasion. Also, based in large part on proceeds from the Jordy Nelson Charity Softball Game, the pair contributed $100,000 to the Christian nonprofit.
Jordy Nelson’s Wife and Kids
Jordy equates Green Bay to Kansas, and loves being there as a great place to raise a family. Let’s see if Oakland stacks up the same. They have three kids. Jordy Nelson’s wife gave birth to their sons Royal and Brooks. Their daughter, Adda Jo was adopted in 2017. Jordy loves living on a farm. He equates the hard work necessary to run a farm with the hard work necessary to succeed in the NFL. He also savors the fact that there are no large crowds in farm life.
The couple takes great pride in their Christian faith, with Jordy saying
Now, as a husband, father and, most importantly, as a Christian, I can see the Super Bowl Champion label with a greater perspective. I know it’s an opportunity to share the most important truth of life: the gospel of the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.”
Jordy Nelson’s wife Emily Nelson has also played a large role in helping him recover this off-season.
The cutest couple BY FAR.
This is SO CUTE. I love the story, and they way he proposed, its like a dream. I have had a crush on Jordy, for so long, and this, just makes it worse! But they are a very cute couple, probably one of the best in the NFL. GO PACKERS!
Hi this is ur #1 fan ur the best player ever.
I love you jordy . all my friends say im absesst with u and the packers. Im a girl that loves to watch and play football…(wide receiver, punter, and safety.) i have 15 packers imoms. 2 of ur jersey two of randalls and two of Aaron.( wish i had 3 of each to add to my collection.) thanks for the high five this summer…..
love your #1 fan willow
call me jordy
How am I supposed to call, If I don’t know your number?
Cutest couple ever!!! Great game tonight Jordy your my best producing and best player on my fantasy team!!! My daughter is one and her middle name is Jordyn and my husband and I call her Jordy after you!
Nelson is a beast and I’m glad it looks like he’s a good person too. Being white and at a skill position is rare and he excels each and every week. As someone who grew up in Texas they always tried to change my position to something more “traditional” but that never deterred me either.
Going to a Halloween party tonight after I grab his jersey (not doing the buzzcut though, don’t think it will look good on me haha)
There’s so few elite white receivers left, keep showin’ out.
We all like you because you act like a good guy. Not a show boat or jerk. Somebody to look up to. Thanks for staying humble when it would be easy for you to get cocky.
Jordy, you are my favorite player in the whole NFL. My family loves the GB Packers and you! The story about you being with your wife is so touching, I hope there are more couples out there like you two! Love you with all my heart, lets get the Super Bowl this year!
I am glad the Packers drafted you. I really enjoy the games more now that you are a part of the team. I only hope some of the others can pick it up, and hang on to the balls thrown to them. I would hate to see you end up like Sterling Sharpe with his shortened career, by being sent over the middle too many times. Have another great season, stay healthy, and get the others motivated.
Good game last night Jordy. So glad your my Fantasy receiver. Good blessings to you and your family. May God continue to bless.
Keep up the great work man! You have become my favorite receiver this year! I grew up playing football in Miami, played Junior College ball in Cali, and ended my career at a D3 in Kenosha, WI. Wish I had the drive and ability you have, my days are long gone. Still it’s an inspiration to see your continued success! You are a role model and champ its players like you that make the Nfl awesome, thanks Jordy and happy holidays to you and the family, God bless.
Just want Jordy to know that I bend the knee in prayer before every game praying he will not be injured. Wish all players were the example that he is. I have 3 young grandsons that really look up to him. Thank you.
My brother is Jeff warner. He taught at k state. Enjoy watching you play and royal was our grandfather, great name for your son. Be safe and good luck next year.
Love this family just goes to show there are more things in life than money. Way to go. Prayers for a fast recovery?
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