The Truth About Andy Reid's Wife

With the 2021 Super Bowl scheduled for February 7, anticipation is even higher than usual following a football season that has seen plenty of ups and downs thanks to COVID-19. While the pandemic has led to game cancellations and limited fan attendance, there have also been plenty of silver linings — like the fact that the Cleveland Browns clinched their first playoff win since 2002! Another fan-favorite team, the Kansas City Chiefs, are favored to win their second consecutive Super Bowl, something that has not been done since the New England Patriots asserted their dominance in the 2003 and 2004 seasons

For anyone looking to nail down the secret of the Chiefs' success, it is important to take a look at two men in particular: Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who, at just 25 years old, is the highest-paid player in the NFL, and Chiefs head coach Andy Reid. While Mahomes is still a newbie, albeit a record-breaking one, Reid has been with the Chiefs since 2013. The in-demand coach joined Kansas City's ranks by way of Philadelphia, where he spent 14 years chasing Super Bowl glory with the Eagles (per USA Today). But, while we know plenty about Reid and his records, what about the rest of the Reid family, more specifically, his wife? Here is the truth about Andy Reid's better half.

Andy and Tammy Reid weathered tough times together

Life can be tumultuous, but a good partner will stand by you through both the highs and lows — and Tammy Reid, Andy Reid's wife of nearly 40 years, does just that! According to CheatSheet, the longtime lovebirds share five children: Garrett, Spencer, Britt, Crosby, and Drew Ann. In 2007, Britt and Garrett made headlines for addiction and drug-related offenses, prompting Tammy to open up to Philly Magazine (via CheatSheet) about the struggles of parenting children with addiction. 

"Always tell them you love them, show them that you love them, do what you can, but know they've got to do it themselves," the mom of five shared. "Are we going to be there for them all the time? Yes, no matter what happens."

Tragically, Garrett died of a heroin overdose five years later. The bright spot is that Britt was able to turn his life around. CheatSheet reports that he started as a training camp coordinator for the Eagles in 2009 and put in time at Temple University before transitioning to work full-time with the Chiefs alongside his dad. 

At the 2020 Super Bowl, the Reid clan was on-hand to cheer Andy and the Chiefs to victory (via People). The emotional win meant that they all felt Garrett's presence in the stadium with them. "The fact that we were all here, that was amazing," Tammy told The Philadelphia Inquirer. "Except for 'G.' So sad, but I know he's watching us."