“Met the love of my life right here back in 1999. 20 years later…and each day she is more beautiful to me!” Drew noted while posting a photo of the couple at Purdue.
The Brees family has become a staple of the New Orleans community since the quarterback joined the Saints. The couple are the proud parents of four kids: Rylen, Baylen, Bowen and Callen. Drew recalled to ESPN the Magazine his first memory of meeting Brittany while he was out celebrating his birthday at a Purdue area bar.
“I made a real fool of myself when I first met her,” Drew noted to ESPN the Magazine. “It was when I was a sophomore. It was my 20th birthday and I’d had about 17 shots and put my foot in my mouth. It was a typical football player cheesy line — we’ll leave it at that. It took me six months to get the courage to talk to her again. I finagled my way to get invited to a party that I knew she’d be at.”
Brittany Spent Her Birthday at the Hospital With Drew as He Had Hand Surgery
Drew eventually left a better impression on Brittany than when they first met 20 years ago. Drew’s wife recently spent her birthday with the quarterback at the hospital as he had to have a procedure on his thumb. The Saints quarterback posted a photo with Brittany as he waited to have his surgery done back in September.
“Heading into surgery with this beautiful gal by my side. This is what she gets to do on her birthday today! I love you Brittany. More and more everyday!” Drew explained on Instagram.
The good news is that Drew was able to return to the field in Week 8 and so far has not suffered a setback. New Orleans is in contention for one of the top NFC seeds. Drew has been wearing a splint on his hand as he continues to recover from the surgery.
“I just feel comfortable doing it,” Drew noted to NOLA.com. “I don’t know how long that’ll be, but we’ll see. But it feels fine.”
Drew Praised His Wife at the 2019 ESPYs
The couple made the 2019 ESPYs a family affair as they attended the event with their three sons. After Drew won the award for Best Record-Breaking Performance, the quarterback took time to praise his wife and noted how much she has helped his career.
“First and foremost, I want to thank my wife, Brittany Brees,” Drew said at the beginning of his acceptance speech. “I love you so much, and I fall more in love with you each and every day. Thank you for being on this journey with me. I couldn’t do it without you.”