Brittany Brees, the beautiful and loving wife of National Football League (NFL) quarterback Drew Brees deserves all the praises she is getting for being the backbone of one of American’s favorite sportsperson. Drew plays for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL and has been glorious over the years.
Brittany has been with Drew through thick and thin, and for her presence in his life, she has risen to celebrity status in the eyes of the media and the public. Apart from her wifely and motherly duties, there are other interesting facts about Brittany Brees. Here is all you need to know.
Brittany Brees – Biography, Age
She was born Brittany Middleton Dudchenko on September 18, 1976, in Syracuse, Indiana to her parents, Pete and Kathie Dudchenko. She is of white American ethnicity. Brittany Brees attended Wawasee High School in Syracuse after which she proceeded to Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. Indeed it must have been the hands of fate that drew her to Purdue where she met her husband, Drew Brees.
Drew is a renowned quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. All Drew knew so well while growing up was how to play football. He was quite passionate about the sports and this passion of his made him the tenacious player he is today. He went pro in 2001 when he was drafted by the San Diego Chargers as the first pick of the second round and 32nd overall.
Not much is known about Brittany’s career or professional life. This is because her emergence in the media came after it was discovered she had a link with the NFL player. But this does not mean that all Brittany Brees does is be a wife to Drew. Brittany together with Drew engages in a lot of philanthropic activities. Both of them are the pillars of the Brees Dream Foundation, a charity organization that caters for cancer patients as well as less privileged children. This is just one of the many philanthropic aids she has been involved in. You’ll get to know more about it as you scroll through this post.
Her Net Worth
Brittany Brees’ financial status has been tied with that of her husband as there has been no possibility of separating hers from Drew’s. It is quite expected for a couple who love each other so much and who have lasted for over a decade. Drew Brees has his net worth estimated to be around $100 million by various sources.
Bearing in mind his fruitful years on the field, and tremendous records, this is quite expected. Per reports, Drew earns as high as $22 million as his salary per year. Brittany and Drew bought a 100-year old house in New Orleans, said to be worth $1.5 million. They made this purchase a few months after the dreadful Hurricane Katrina rocked the city of New Orleans.
Family Life – Husband, Children
The family life of Brittany Brees revolves around herself and the beautiful family she created with her hubby. Brittany and Drew met during their struggling days at Purdue University. They were in their sophomore year at the time they met. The two felt a connection between them and immediately took things to another level. After dating for a few years, the couple decided to tie the knot in February 2003, in a private ceremony with family and friends present. Drew at the time was more or less a newbie in professional football as he was just drafted two years earlier.
The couple has four kids together; Baylen, Bowen, Callen, and Rylen, and it has been a splendid life for the wonderful family. Their first child, a boy named Baylen, was born in 2009, a few years after the couple moved to Louisana. Their second son Bowen was born in 2010. In 2012 Brittany gave birth to their third son Callen, and in 2014 they welcomed their fourth child and only daughter, Rylen.
Brittany Brees has supported her husband all through his football years starting right from his college days. After over 15 years of marriage, the Brees’ have indeed become a model for younger couples. The power couple has engaged in a lot of philanthropic activities. During the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, they made donations to help local communities that were affected by the disaster.
They have also made donations to Purdue University, their alma mater. Reports have it that Britany and Drew donated $2 million to the university’s athletic department.