Eli is an American professional player in gridiron football. His position is a quarterback for the New York Giants. He led his team in the National League to Super Bowl championships in both 2008 and 2012 years.
Eli was born in New Orleans into the family of well-known football player Archie Manning. He followed in his dad’s footsteps and graduated from Mississippi University. In the university he played football and as a senior already passed 10,119 yards with 81 touchdowns.
Date of birth: January 3, 1981
Zodiac sign: Capricorn
During his career, he got an enormous round of awards, such as NFL Man of the Year (2016), Ring of Honor, Maxwell award (2003), first-team All-SEC (2003), Bart Starr award (2020), and many others.
Although his name is famous in sports circles, not all of the fans know about his family life, especially about him being a 4-time dad. Let’s discover who are those people that stand behind Eli’s football dome.
Eli Manning wife
Abby McGrew (wife)
Date of birth: January 01, 1984
Marriage duration: April 19, 2008 – present
Abby is most known as Eli’s wife, but despite this, she has a rather warm and attractive personality. She was born in Nashville to the McGrew family. Her father is an American writer. She was raised with two siblings.
The couple met each other in 2002 while their studies at the University of Mississippi. They finally got married in 2008 in front of their family and a wide range of friends. Their wedding was held in Los Cabos.
Aside from being an NFL star’s wife, she is a famous designer and philanthropist. She worked as a fashion designer for Pamella Roland. She specializes in wedding dress design and accomplished good career results.
Abby is also a dedicated philanthropist and together with Eli, she contributes to charity organizations and hospitals. The couple donated $3 million for building a children’s clinic.
Today the couple is proud parents of four kids.
Ava Francis Manning (daughter)
Date of birth: March 21, 2011
Ava is the firstborn child in the Manning family. Media reports that she arrived into the world earlier than expected with a weight of 7 pounds, 4 ounces.
She attends elementary school. Since childhood, she has been fond of football. At her age, she already visited two Giants games. As Eli told in the interview, it was obvious his oldest child enjoyed the game.
Lucy Thomas Manning (daughter)
Date of birth: June 17, 2013
Abby announced her pregnancy with Lucy in March 2013. Lucy was born in New Orleans just like her older sister.
It is known that Lucy also enjoys sports and going out fishing. Her family reveals she likes to dress up, especially for the Halloween holiday.
Lately, she was trying to play lacrosse.
Caroline Olivia Manning (daughter)
Date of birth: January 29, 2015
Caroline is more interested in playing hockey and her first official practice was in September 2022. Eli shared on Twitter her photo wearing a jersey and ready to conquer the ice.
As the couple revealed, Caroline is a little bit shy, but they give her a chance to try out different kinds of sports and they will support the kid’s choice.
Charles Elisha Manning (son)
Date of birth: February 03, 2019
Little Charles was born on Super Bowl day in 2018. It is not a surprise that a kid already takes small football lessons from his dad. Aside from football, an adorable kid was captured taking a golf course in the summer of 2022.
The family often goes out fishing. It is a summer weekend tradition.
Manning kids are seriously fond of sports and no wonder if soon we are going to welcome new sports stars.