Who is Peyton Manning’s Wife?
Peyton Manning is married to his college sweetheart Ashley Thompson for sixteen years. Peyton Manning, born on March 24, 1976, is former American football quarterback who played eighteen seasons in the National Football League (NFL), with the Indianapolis Colts.
Often considered as the greatest quarterback of all time, he was the second son of the former NFL quarterback Archie Manning and older brother of New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning. Peyton Manning won eight division championships, two AFC championships, and one Super Bowl title over his career.
Personal Information about Peyton Manning Wife Ashley Thompson
Full Name: Ashley Thompson Manning Birth Date: 1973 A.D Age: 37 years Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States Nationality: American Occupation: Businesswomen Children: 2 (Marshall Williams Manning, Mosley Thompson Manning)
Short Bio of Ashley Thompson
Ashley Thompson, daughter of Marsha Thompson and Bill Thompson is a business woman and a minority owner of the Memphis Grizzlies, the Tennessee city’s basketball team.
Interesting Facts about Peyton Manning Wife Ashley Thompson
1. Ashley talked Peyton Manning out of his retirement.
While playing for the Indianapolis Colts, Peyton underwent a series of neck surgeries, which abruptly ended his 2011 season and his time at the Colts. While he was contemplating his retirement, Ashley Thompsons was the one, who talked him out of retirement and to wear the helmets again.
2. Ashley owns an NBA team.
Ashley, herself, is interested in basketball besides football. She has invested in her hometown’s basketball team, the Memphis Grizzlies and has become a proud minority owner. Doing so, she has joined the elite group that contains Justin Timberlake, Penny Hardaway and former congressman Harold Ford.
3. She was in the middle of a doping scandal.
Peyton was wrongfully accused by an Al Jazeera report of using illegal performance-enhancing drugs while he played as a quarterback for Colts and Ashley in abetting his scams. However, the truth came to light that the prescription was for Ashley for HGH, exonerating her and her husband.
4. She is secretive of her private affairs.
She has managed to keep her personal affairs far away from the media for a long time. Apart from few photos and public appearance together with her husband, she is a mystery for the journalists.
5. She is involved in charity works.
She has established Peyback Foundation for the disadvantaged children.
How did Peyton Manning and his Wife Ashley Thompson meet?
Before the summer of his freshman year of college, Manning met Ashley Thompson. Actually, the neighbors of Thompson’s parents introduced the couple to each other while he was staying there on a recruitment trip.