Matthew Stafford’s wife explains his ‘second wife’ after NBC mistake

Matthew Stafford’s spouse, Kelly Stafford, set the report straight concerning the lady NBC community incorrectly recognized as her on the Rams’ season opener towards the Bears on Sunday.

Within the premiere episode of her new podcast, “The Morning After,” Kelly jokingly launched her “finest pal from highschool” Ali Chapas as Stafford’s “second spouse.”

Through the Rams’ 34-14 win over the Bears, NBC confirmed Chapas on the published, whereas she was sitting subsequent to Kelly, and misidentified her as Stafford’s spouse. The community later rectified its mistake.

“I’m going to herald some mates. The one is definitely spouse No. 2 of Matthew’s,” Kelly stated on her podcast. “If you happen to guys have been tuning in [to the game] then you definitely’ll know. She’s coming along with her precise husband.”

Chapas is married to Stafford’s faculty finest pal, former NFL professional Shaun Chapas — senior director of growth for the College of Georgia soccer program.

Kelly Stafford (right) with friend Ali Chapas.
Kelly Stafford (proper) with pal Ali Chapas.

After acknowledging the viral spouse swap, Kelly gushed over her husband’s Rams debut — wherein the quarterback completed 20 of 26 for 321 yards, three touchdowns and a career-best 156.1 passer ranking.

“Matthew had an superior sport and he seemed like he was having a lot enjoyable. I hadn’t seen that facet of Matthew on the soccer subject in a extremely very long time,” Kelly admitted, noting Stafford’s earlier 12 seasons with the Lions earlier than being traded to Los Angeles this offseason.

“That is the primary time Matthew has ever achieved this… He took that sport ball and he was strolling towards the tunnel and seemed up at our suite gave us a giant smile with each palms within the air… I felt like my husband has a renewed love for this sport once more.”

In January, the Lions despatched Stafford to the Rams in a blockbuster for quarterback Jared Goff, two first-round picks and a third-round choice. Stafford, the primary general choose within the 2009 NFL Draft, threw for 4,084 yards with 26 touchdowns and 10 interceptions for in Detroit (5-11) final season.

“Everybody who was sitting in that suite had been by way of the 12 years in Michigan, they got here to video games when there was no likelihood on the playoffs, we have been shedding… So the quantity of feelings that have been occurring after this sport… He simply deserves it,” Kelly stated. “The epitome of an unbelievable soccer participant, but in addition an unbelievable teammate, the face of the franchise, he simply does every part proper… He actually is only a good dude.”

The Rams go to the Colts in Week 2 on Sunday.

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