Who Is Eli Manning's Wife? New Details About Abby Manning — And Their 4th Baby!

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Who Is Eli Manning's Wife? New Details About Abby Manning — And Their 4th Baby!

Eli Manning had a big Super Bowl Sunday and he wasn't even playing in the historically low-scoring game! Instead, while his New York Giants eased into the off-season, he was welcoming his fourth child into the world with his wife Abby McGrew Manning. The couple has been married for more than a decade and already had three daughters when Manning's son was born on February 3rd. Charles "Charlie" Elisha Manning joins sisters Ava Frances, 7, Lucy Thomas, 5 and Caroline Olivia, 4. Charlie is sure to be the apple of not just his father's eye but also of his uncles Peyton and Cooper and grandfather Archie's as well! Chances are strong that the newest Manning boy will pick up a football almost as soon as he can walk! How perfect is it that Charlie Manning was born on Super Bowl Sunday to a dad with two Super Bowl rings?!

Charlie was born just after midnight. Back in 2012, Eli spoke to Parents magazine about being a father. At the time, he was a dad to just Ava and new at the whole parenting game. He admitted back then that he wanted to have a son, saying, “I think a lot of guys want a son because of all of the things they do while growing up. A lot of guys want to share those experiences with their own sons. I’m not hoping for a son and I won’t be disappointed with other girls because Ava is just so much fun. Having a girl is a blast. I don’t care what happens down the road, as long as the children are healthy.” Who is Eli Manning's wife? 


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1. She's from Nashville

Abby McGrew Manning is 35 years old. She was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. She has two sisters, Lacey and Molly. She attended the prestigious Brentwood Academy, a Christian college prepatory school with the mission to "nuture a strong acedeminc work ethic to develop life long learners." Now while that may be true, that isn't what the school is best known for —football is. Brentwood Academy has made it to the Tennessee state playoffs every year from 1975 to 2018. The school is the alma mater of a number of professional football platers, including the Philadelphia Eagles' Derek Barnett and the Jacksonville Jaguars' Jalen Ramsey. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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2. College sweethearts

Abby and Eli met in college at the University of Mississippi in 2002. She was a freshman and he was a junior. She was a member of the Kappa Delta sorority. That was the same year Eli became the starting quarterback for the Ole Miss football team. Abby graduated with her degree in family and consumer sciences in 2005. Abby moved to New York to work as an account executive for evening wear designer Pamella Roland. That worked out well, since Eli started playing for the New York Giants in 2004. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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3. Their wedding

Abby and Eli got married on April 19, 2008 at the Pamilla resort on the Sea of Cortez in Los Cabos, Mexico. The wedding was just a couple of months after Eli Manning won Super Bowl XLII and was named the game's MVP. The groomsmen passed out chocolate "Super Bowl" rings to the guests. Eli's brothers Peyton and Cooper were groomsmen. The couple's first dance was to Elton John's "Your Song."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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4. Outnumbered

Before the birth of Charlie, Eli was very much outnumbered in his own house with his wife Abby and their three daughters. And when Abby's two sisters and mom come over, its Eli and six women. 

5. Philanthropy

Eli and Abby donated $10 million to St. Vincent' Hospital in Manhattan's Greenwich Village to establish the Eli and Abby Manning Birthing Center. The couple also donated $1 million to the Children's of Mississippi and helped raise almost $3 million for the Friends of Children's Hospital to open Eli Manning Children's Clinics at Batson Children's Hospital in Mississippi. At the time, Abby made a statement saying, "Every mother wants her children to have what they need, and when they need medical care, they want that care to be compassionate and to be available nearby. This is why Children's of Mississippi means so much to our family."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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6. Their homes

Eli and Abby Manning and their four childen live in a $4.7 million home in Summit, New Jersey. Prior to that they sold their waterfront home with a view of the skyline of New York City in Hoboken, New Jersey for $3.55 million. It was the most expensive sale of a residential property in the city's history. In 2016, the couple bought a 7,000 square foot home on a 1.2 acre beachside lot in the Hamptons town of Quogue for $8.5 million. The couple bought the house through their Mr. Chester, LLC, which is named after the family's Cavalier King Charles spaniel. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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6. She roots for her husband from the cheap seats

Eli Manning has a superstition when it comes to his wife coming to his NFL games. Back in January 2008, Cooper Manning told the New York Post "Once or twice she was invited to sit in a suite and things didn't end well." He then added that Abby's cheap seats rule wasn't exactly her idea. "In the spirit of superstition, Eli told her, 'I don't care if it's 4 degrees in Green Bay, you're sitting in the stands." Abby roots for the Giants from the stands just like a normal ticket holder.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based freelance writer covering entertainment, pop culture, beauty, fashion, fitness, technology, and the intersection of technology, business, and philanthropy. She is deeply devoted to her chocolate Labrador and an avid long distance runner. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook.