Famous Patriots Fans: Who Is Rooting For New England?

A New England Patriots helmet. (Getty)

A New England Patriots helmet. (Getty)

The New England Patriots head into Houston to take on the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl 51 and will have many celebrities with their eyes glued to the TV or rooting from the stands.

Here are a few of the most notable Patriots fans:

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck (Getty)

Ben Affleck (Getty)

Affleck is a noted Patriots fan. So much so that in an interview with fellow Patriots fan Bill Simmons on his show “Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons,” Affleck defended Tom Brady’s role in “Deflategate” in a profanity-filled explanation.


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Earlier in the 2016 season, Affleck had a notable moment during an interview with Sports Illustrated when he was told his Patriots were losing to the Bills in the fourth quarter.

The Bills won the game 16-0 and gave New England its first loss of the season. Affleck is rooting for the Patriots in Super Bowl 51.

Matt Damon

Matt Damon (Getty)

Matt Damon (Getty)

Damon was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and its a huge Patriots fan.

The Oscar-winning actor and his best bud Affleck had an argument over who was a better friend of Brady in a viral video in 2016.


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Damon said to Affleck in the video, “I’m such a homer for Tom Brady it’s ridiculous. We just feel so lucky to have had 17 years of that guy. He’s such a gamer. He’s taken completely different groups of people to the Super Bowl time and time again. I don’t even know how many people on his teams have gone to the Super Bowl, but it’s insane.”

Damon was on “The Rich Eisen Show” in July 2016 and defended Brady. He is hoping for another New England Super Bowl victory February 5.

Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg (Getty)

Mark Wahlberg (Getty)

The Boston-native Wahlberg is another big actor that’s a Patriots fan. He professed his love for Brady on a 2015 episode of “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.”


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Most recently, he told reporters about a plan to recruit Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald to New England. Fitzgerald is currently under contract with the Cardinals, but that didn’t stop Wahlberg from saying he would try to recruit the receiver to Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft.

Wahlberg will join Damon and Affleck in cheering on the Patriots in Super Bowl 51.

Gisele Bündchen

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Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady (Getty)

Of course, the Brazilian model Bundchen — Brady’s wife — is a huge supporter of her husband and his Patriots team. The two married in 2009 and Bundchen has been one of his biggest fans.

The couple have two children together, Benjamin and Vivian.

Gisele figures to be wearing he husband’s jersey from the stands February 5 during Super Bowl 51.

Triple H & Stephanie McMahon

From left to right, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, WWE's Stephanie McMahon, Paul Levesque aka Triple H, and Rita Benson LeBlanc, Vice Chairman of the Board of the New Orleans Saint, pose at an event in 2014. (Getty)

From left to right, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, WWE’s Stephanie McMahon, Paul Levesque aka Triple H, and Rita Benson LeBlanc, Vice Chairman of the Board of the New Orleans Saint, pose at an event in 2014. (Getty)

The two WWE executives are both Patriots fans and have been for quite some time.

Triple H, whose real name is Paul Levesque, was born on the East Coast in New Hampshire. His wife, McMahon, was born in Hartford, Connecticut. She bragged the night after the Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks in 2015 in Super Bowl 49 on Monday Night RAW.

Just hours before doing so, the couple were celebrating the Patriots’ win at the Super Bowl.

They will likely both be at the game once again. If not, it’s almost a certainty that they will be anxiously rooting on the Patriots from a TV.

Sir Elton John

Elton John (Getty)

Elton John (Getty)

The England-born music megastar is also a Patriots fan. In 2009, Patriots owner Robert Kraft announced that John would be the “captain” in New England’s game in England against Tampa Bay.

John is known as being a very good friend with Kraft and gave him a shout-out at a 2013 concert at TD Garden.

Earlier in the week leading up to Super Bowl 51, Kraft said that John is the “most famous person” listed as a contact in his cell phone, not President Donald Trump.

It’s unclear if John will be at the game itself, but it’s clear he will be watching with a vested interest in the Patriots.

Chris Evans

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Chris Evans (Getty)

Not only is Batman a Patriots fan, but Captain America is, too.

Chris Evans is another notable Hollywood actor on the franchise’s list of famous fans.

In an interview in April on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Evans said that while he is friends with some players on the Patriots, he had yet to meet Brady.

Evans said that when and if he meets the quarterback, he wants it to be organic. He said, “I don’t want anyone to force me into it. Just, you know, you do you. Just keep winning Super Bowls, and if we meet, we meet.” He also apparently invited tight end Rob Gronkowski to the “Captain America” premiere.


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Evans has also been seen on the sideline with Kraft, players and other members of the Patriots organization.

With the Captain America shield or not, Evans will watch the Super Bowl with wide eyes as the team tries to get their fifth Lombardi Trophy.