Zack Greinke’s Wife Emily Greinke Is a Former Cowboys Cheerleader

Emily Greinke

Getty Zack Greinke pictured with wife, Emily Greinke, at the Clayton Kershaw's Ping Pong 4 Purpose charity event.

Zack Greinke and his wife, Emily Greinke, are high school sweethearts from their days at Apopka High School just north of Orlando, Florida. The happy couple is the proud parents of two sons, Bode and Griffin, along with their cat, Wilsy.

Emily is a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader and also was named Miss Daytona Beach USA, per ESPN. The Astros pitcher is a man of few words but enjoys the stability of their marriage.

“Just her always being there. You look in her eyes, and it just makes you feel good,” Zack said, per ESPN.

The couple got married in November 2009 and ESPN detailed the groundedness Zack finds in their relationship.

Much of his personal contentment stems from a more stable and settled life beyond the field. In November, Greinke married longtime girlfriend Emily Kuchar, a former Miss Daytona Beach USA and Dallas Cowboys cheerleader. Although Greinke sometimes struggles to express his emotions, he sounded like a walking Hallmark card at one point.

Emily Admitted the Couple Was “Refreshing the Rumors” Prior to the Pitcher Getting Traded to the Astros

The trade deadline is always a challenging time for pro athletes and their families. Houston acquired Zack from Arizona in July, and Emily admitted on Instagram they were “refreshing the rumors” around the deadline.

NEVER thought this was the last time I was watching you pitch in a Diamondbacks uniform ? the day was wild and we were constantly refreshing the rumors for our teammates and just when we thought maybe all the guys were going to stay together… Shocker!!!! Best guys, best wives, best city, people, fans, friends, and family! We will miss you all for sure…we had an amazing 4 years raising our babies here and calling it our home THANK YOU! We are excited for our new adventures with the Astros, in Houston and wherever baseball life may take us next.. home is wherever I’m with you! ? Proud of you! Go #21 #astrosbaseball #startday

Zack was traded to Houston for three of their top five prospects (Seth Beer, J.B. Bukauskas and Corbin Martin) among other players, per While leaving Arizona was bittersweet, Zack’s new club was ecstatic to have the pitcher with the team. Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow made it clear that the team was eying a potential World Series run when they made the deal.

“For us, Zack Greinke was at the very top of our list in terms of players that we thought could impact our chances to win the World Series this year and could really fit in well on this club for the next couple of years while we still have our entire offensive unit together,” Luhnow explained to

Even fellow starting pitcher Justin Verlander commented about his newest teammate after the deal was made official.

“Wow… that escalated quickly! ??? @astros,” Verlander joked on Twitter.

Zack Enjoys Emily’s Homeade Chicken Pot Pie

Emily & Zack Greinke's Go To Meal- Chicken Pot PieLexi Pence is in the kitchen of Emily Greinke, wife of Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher, Zack Greinke. Emily cooks Zack's favorite meal- Chicken Pot Pie. Ingredients: 10oz frozen peas and carrots 1/3 cup butter 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup chopped onion 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1 3/4 cups chicken broth 2/3 cup milk 2 1/2 to 3 cups cut-up cooked chicken Pastry for Two-Crust Pie Instructions: Heat oven to 425 degrees. Rinse frozen vegetables in cold water; drain. In 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in onion, salt, pepper, and flour, stirring constantly, until mixture is bubbly. Slowly stir in broth and milk. Heat until boiling while stirring constantly until creamy. Stir in chicken and vegetables. Remove from heat. Roll pastry into your ungreased pie dish. Pour filling into dish. Roll the second pastry on top of pie dish filling. Turn edges of pastry under and mold together. Make small cuts in the middle to allow the dish to breathe during baking. Bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown. Watch every episode of LETSGETLEXI right HERE: — Thank you for watching this video. I hope that you keep up with my weekly videos I post on the channel. Don't forget to subscribe, and share with your friends who want to partake in the fun. I LOVE hearing from you guys, so don't forget to say "Hey" in the comments below :) QOTD: What wife should I have on LGL next? — ► Subscribe to My Channel Here: — Lexi Pence wants to share all the cool things she gets to do because of her husband's, Hunter Pence, career in Major League Baseball. She releases behind-the-scenes footage, coffee reviews from around the country, funny sketches, and travel vlogs. Join Lexi for a peek into her life beyond the baseball world. —- Follow the Socials! Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: Twitch: Subscribe to PIÑA MAIL for exclusive content and giveaways HERE:

As Emily explained on a cooking show, Zack really enjoyed a chicken pot pie dish from a local restaurant, but the only problem was his wife did not care for their food. Emily got the idea to try to make the dish at home rather than go to the restaurant, and it has now become one of the pitcher’s favorite dishes.

You can even watch the above video to see Emily’s recipe and make it at home yourself. Emily provides a brief overview of her life via her Twitter bio.

Baseball wife + Mommy to Bode??Griffin?? & Wilsy? Former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader. Styling/Everyday Looks/ & Travel Blogger. Coke, Coffee, & Wine lover.