Lions Quarterback Matthew Stafford and Wife Kelly Stafford Welcome Their Fourth Child One Year After Her Brain Surgery
In April 2019, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and his wife, Kelly Stafford, revealed that Kelly was diagnosed with a brain tumor. As Kelly explained on Instagram at the time, she began noticing something was wrong in 2018.
Kelly explained that every time she would instruct her three daughters how to do a front roll or how to twirl in ballet class, Kelly would “immediately feel dizzy and off-balance.” By the end of April 2019, the 31-year-old had undergone a 12-hour long brain surgery to remove the tumor.
Within months, after enduring a long recovery, pain, and rehabilitation, Kelly was back on her feet. Then 11 months later, on March 1, she revealed she and Matt were pregnant with their fourth child. And on June 26, Matthew and Kelly got to meet their fourth little one for the very first time.
Now, Hunter, Sawyer, and Chandler are all big sisters. Along with a photo of her on the operating table and Matthew sitting next to her kissing her forehead, Kelly announced the birth of their youngest child.
“Friday, June 26, 2020, our family became complete,” Kelly wrote.
And prominent figures from around the National Football League couldn’t be happier for Matthew and Kelly. Michelle Beisner, a Monday Night Football reporter, wrote, “Congratulations to you and your beautiful fam!!!!!! So happy for you!”
Fellow ESPN reporter, Adam Scheftner, added, “Congratulations!!” And all-pro corner back Darius Slay shared a similar sentiment, writing, “Congrats, sis!”
As Kelly shared in their announcement, “We won’t know whether the Stafford kids will continue as a girl squad or if a little brother will enter the craziness until baby is here. Excited and exhausted!” And now that baby number four is here, the Stafford’s know if it’s a boy or a girl, but their fans don’t.
It’s unclear when Kelly plans on sharing that news, but for now it seems as though she and Matthew are just taking in the first few days with their little one privately. Congratulations!
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