NFL: Meet the Wives and Girlfriends of 2021 Playoffs

by Will Shepard

The NFL Playoffs are nearing their end. Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are heading to the Super Bowl to face Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. Throughout the playoffs, NFL players get the support of their wives or girlfriends.

Often, without these women in their lives, the players might be shells of who they could be. A good support system is always vital to success in life. There might not be another person who these NFL players rely on other than their significant other.

As these players fight for the Vince Lombardi trophies, so do their wives or girlfriends. So, here is a list of the most notable NFL players and their wives or girlfriends, who are currently in the playoffs, or those who made their exit already.

Some of these women below are supermodels, actresses, businesswomen, or social media influencers. Regardless, each of them holds a special place in their partner’s heart.

Jared Goff and Christen Harper

All things considered, Jared Goff’s career resume is shaping up nicely. While he isn’t in any of the NFL’s greatest of all time talks by any means, there’s still a chance he might get there someday.

Jared Goff and model Christen Harper have been officially dating since the summer of 2019. While they’ve been official for a year and a half now, their relationship grew well before that. In fact, rumors began circulating that they were together months before the confirmed their relationship.

Additionally, Harper’s following is growing. The fitness model boasts 280,000 followers on Instagram alone. She constantly posts workout videos and photos to her followers. She even provides her fans with workout plans and healthy recipes for those who want them.

Goff and Harper make a power couple even though their relationship is still growing. In addition, it seems that the two are very much in love and could be heading towards the alter at some point.

Josh Allen and Brittany Williams

Yesterday, January 24, the Kansas City Chiefs bounced the Buffalo Bills from the NFL Playoffs. Josh Allen is still doing well off of the field. For one, he is dating Brittany Williams.

Williams was a cheerleader at Fresno State. Yep, this seems like the classic stereotype of the quarterback finding his cheerleading sweetheart.

Even though Allen was the quarterback for the University of Wyoming, it didn’t stop him from continuing his relationship with Williams. The two reportedly began dating in 2017. Since then, the couple has been everywhere together. They have traveled around the world, visiting exotic places.

Additionally, Williams was with Allen during his draft year and hasn’t left his side since. Heading into their fourth year of dating, it sounds like a recipe for marriage.

Travis Kelce and Kayla Nicole

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Travis Kelce and the Kansas City Chiefs are heading to Super Bowl in two weeks to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While that accomplishment on its own is impressive, it’s even more impressive considering this is the second year in a row. And right alongside the star NFL tight end is his girlfriend Kayla Nicole.

Even though Kelce had his own dating show, called “Catching Kelce,” he found love down another avenue in life.

Nicole has been by Kelce’s side for a long time. Reportedly, the two began dating in 2017. Despite some hiccups along the way, the two are very much enjoying their relationship these days.

Nicole is a media personality. While she also dabbles in the social media influencer world, her main passion is in front of a camera. She has worked on camera for a number of different networks and companies throughout her young career.

Additionally, her social media is something to behold. Kelce’s girlfriend has just shy of 500,000 followers and is continuing to grow her brand daily.

Odell Beckham Jr. and Lauren Wood


Even though the NFL Playoffs lacked Odell Beckham Jr. this year, the Cleveland Browns still made it to their division championship game.

He is very much a big part of his team and was rooting for the Browns on every snap of their postseason play this year. Despite his antics on and off the field, he is still one of the NFL’s highest-paid wide receivers. Some people believe that he is overpaid, while others feel that he is a massive asset when he is healthy.

While he is known for his insane catches on the field, the star NFL wide receiver also has a great catch off the field. Specifically with Lauren Wood.

Odell Beckham Jr. and Lauren “Lolo” Wood began dating back in 2019. She is making waves in the social media influencer world with her work. She has 1.5 million followers who are active in their support of her workout regimens.

Moreover, she was rumored to have been dating Floyd Mayweather for a while before turning her attention to OBJ. In fact, the two began dating after Odell Beckham Jr. slid into her DM’s on Instagram. Nonetheless, the two stars are doing well together and enjoying life.

Rob Gronkowski and Camille Kostek

Rob Gronkowski, just like Travis Kelce is heading to the NFL’s Super Bowl LV on February 7. And just like Kelce, there is an important woman by his side.

Camille Kostek and Rob Gronkowski have been together since 2015, and live together in Florida. Arguably one of the better known couples in the NFL, the two are almost always trending.

Kostek is a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model, most notably appearing on the cover of the 2019 edition. However, before gaining the notoriety that comes with being on the cover of the magazine, she was a cheerleader for the New England Patriots. During her time with the Patriots, she met Gronkowski.

The two hit it off and began their relationship. Since making their first public appearance in 2016, the couple have gotten in front of a camera together more and more. A popular self-care brand, Manscaped, recently picked the couple to shoot some commercials for them.

However, off the field and television, the two support each other in all of their endeavors. Kostek always sports a Gronkowski jersey when he plays. She will certainly be cheering on the Buccaneers during the Super Bowl.

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen

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Tom Brady is the complete package. Since he entered the league, he has done nothing but win. When the 43-year-old NFL quarterback left the New England Patriots for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, many thought he was washed up. But, that is far from the truth. In fact, he is taking a trip to his tenth Super Bowl in his career.

While it is with a different team, Brady still has the same winning mentality. Despite many people still disliking him, his loyal fans continue to support him. Perhaps the most loyal fan he has though is his wife, Giselle Bundchen.

After a failed first marriage, Brady found his soul mate in the Brazilian supermodel. The two got married back in 2009 and have two kids together. Brady does have a third kid with his first wife, Bridget Moynahan.

Moreover, Giselle is the perfect compliment to Brady. Not only is she just as attractive, if not more so, but she also keeps up with his salary. Over her career, she has amassed roughly a 400 million net worth, which is far more than Brady.

These two are the definition of a power couple.

Baker and Emily Mayfield

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 04: Baker Mayfield and Emily Wilkinson attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center on January 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)

Baker Mayfield is a polarizing figure in the NFL, but not for a bad personality. Rather, he is polarizing because of his ad spots with Hulu and Progressive Insurance. This year, the quarterback got the Browns into the playoffs for the first time in nearly two decades, 18 years to be exact.

But, Baker has been winning a lot since he was a little kid. Just take a look at the Heisman Trophy he won while at the University of Oklahoma. More importantly, though, his wife, Emily Wilkinson, is his biggest fan.

Even before the two got married in 2018, the two have been supporting each other lives. Now, they are starring in Progressive commercials together. Again, some people love the commercials, and others do not. But, Wilkinson doesn’t mind the attention.

She works as a social media influencer and has over 220,000 followers on Instagram. She travels all over the world for photo and video shoots. namely, she is a key marketing person for Peloton.

Outside of her work as an influencer, she and Baker work to better Cleveland. The two have a charity together, called the Baker Mayfield Charity.

Again, the two are becoming one of the best-known brands around the NFL.

Derrick Henry and Adrianna Rivas

Derrick Henry has been dominating the NFL lately. Despite being locked up in the postseason this year and people wondering why that was, he had an MVP caliber season. This year he broke the 2,000 yard rushing mark for the first time in his career. He is the main reason that the Tennessee Titans made the playoffs.

He will certainly be a force to reckon with in the foreseeable future. Arguably more important is that his girlfriend stands by his side the whole time.

Henry began dating Adrianna Rivas in 2016. Since graduating from the University of Texas, she runs a business called, Attraction by Adrianna. Her company sells eyelash extensions. Before that, she worked for Marriott International.

The couple even has a daughter together. And since giving birth to their daughter, the two go to every single one of Henry’s games.

Patrick Mahomes and Brittany Matthews

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Patrick Mahomes is arguably the main reason that the Kansas City Chiefs are heading to the Super Bowl. The 500 million dollar man had an outstanding season this year and is playing exceptionally well in this year’s NFL Playoffs. Despite getting a concussion against the Browns, he helped beat the Bills this past Sunday.

More importantly, though, Mahomes is expecting a child with his fiancé, Brittany Matthews. Like Mahomes, Matthews is a gifted athlete. When the two began dating in high school, she was playing soccer.

In fact, Matthews earned a scholarship to play at the University of Texas at Tyler. Since then, though, she has given up her soccer career to support Mahomes. And this past season, the couple got engaged right after Mahomes signed his massive new contract.

Matthews graduated from the University of Texas at Tyler with a degree in Kinesiology. She currently works as a personal trainer. The 25-year-old also dabbles in the world of social media influencing, with nearly one million followers on Instagram. She even co-owns a women’s soccer team.

Sean McVay and Veronika Khomyn

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Even NFL coaches get their fair share of recognition for their relationships. Sean McVay’s fiancé is no slouch when it comes to supporting herself. Not only do McVay and Veronika Khomyn have a great relationship, but the two support each other completely. That is the mark of a healthy relationship.

McVay is the youngest coach to ever take his team to the Super Bowl. Despite losing to Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in the divisional championship game this year, there is certainly a lot to look forward to.

He began dating the Ukrainian supermodel in 2011 and proposed to her in the summer of 2019. Moreover, she has been enjoying the fruits of her modeling. In fact, she has an estimated net worth of over $1 million.

Russell Wilson and Ciara

Russell Wilson is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. He has an impressive career resume and is certainly entering his name into the greatest of all-time conversation. More importantly, his wife Ciara is just as star-studded as Wilson.

The two began dating in 2015, reportedly making their first public appearance together at Obama’s State Dinner in the White House. In July of 2016, the two got married. Since then, the two have been very present on social media about their family.

Ciara has an arguably more impressive career resume than Wilson. She is a singer, songwriter, dancer, model, and mother. Wilson and Ciara are proud parents of three wonderful children. While their family certainly comes first in their life, they make sure to support each other in any way they can.

However, Ciara continues to outperform her husband. She is probably more famous than Wilson, boasting 27.1 million followers on Instagram.

Jordan Poyer and Rachel Bush

Jordan Pryor is in the same boat as Josh Allen. While he and his team, the Buffalo Bills came up just short of the Super Bowl this year, he still has a lot to look forward to. Pryor has been having a solid NFL career thus far.

Even though he is on his third NFL team since being drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013, he’s found a home in Buffalo. Moreover, he has found an amazing woman to spend the rest of his life with. That woman is Rachel Bush.

He and Rachel Bus tied the know in 2018. And, believe it or not, their love life began through direct messaging each other on Instagram. The married couple have a child together. Their daughter is four years old and taking after both of her parents.

Bush is a social media influencer and is extremely successful at it. So successful in fact that she has her own line of skincare. On Instagram, the model has 1.4 million followers.

Alex Smith and Elizabeth Barry

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Even though Alex Smith couldn’t play for the Washington Football Team during this postseason, he still cheered his team on. His surgically repaired right leg wouldn’t cooperate enough to let him compete against the Buccaneers.

Nonetheless, his season was impressive, and he will undoubtedly win the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year award. But, he couldn’t have gotten back to the NFL without the help of his outstanding wife, Elizabeth Barry.

The two met when she was a cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders, and Smith was playing for the San Francisco 49ers. The couple got engaged in 2007 and tied the knot in 2009. Since then, the two have been incredibly supportive of one another.

In fact, Barry helped Smith recover completely from his gruesome leg injury. Many people thought he would never walk again, but he defied the odds with the help of his wife and returned to the NFL this year.

She has spent the past two-plus years helping her husband recover. However, she has also been growing her Instagram following. She has 58,000 followers and was posting updates on the progress her husband was making.

Aaron Rodgers and The NFL

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Aaron Rodgers took a tough loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to make an unceremonious exit from the NFL Playoffs. But, he will likely win the MVP this year, if that’s a bight side for Packers fans.

However, rumors are flying that the superstar quarterback will move on from the Packers this offseason. And to make matters worse, he doesn’t have a beau by his side to ease any of the pressure.

The longtime Packers quarterback was dating Danica Patrick for a while, but the two broke up in the middle of 2020. But, it didn’t seem to bother the quarterback as he had the best season of his career.

Before dating Danica Patrick for two years, he was dating actress Olivia Munn. So, in addition to the NFL offseason, his fans eagerly await who he will start dating next.

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