Abby McGrew is a well-known philanthropist and a specialist from the fashion industry, but people know her more for being the wife of Eli Manning, the professional American Football quarterback from the New York Giants in the NFL (National Football League).
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Early life and family
Abby McGrew was born on 1 January 1984 under the sign of Capricorn, in Nashville, Tennessee USA, holding American nationality. Her father’s name is Tom McGrew, and he is a writer of several children’s books, such as “Fairy Magic”, “My Angel and Me” and “Sparky The Firefly”. Abby has two siblings: sisters Lacey and Molly. Nothing is known about her mother.
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Abby studied in the prestigious Brentwood Academy and matriculated from there in 2002. She the enrolled at the University of Mississippi, graduating with a BA in fashion design. It was then that she met her future husband, Eli Manning, who was also a student at her Alma Mater, and they dated for six years, being college sweethearts.
Having her BA in fashion design, Abby built a successful career in the wedding fashion industry.
She worked in the position of an account executive for Pamella Roland, a designer who is mainly focused on wedding dresses and evening gowns. Along with a team of talented designers, Abby participated in creating collections of dresses and gowns for A-list celebrities, including Madonna, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Angelina Jolie, and many others. In 2003 Abby got the prestigious Gold Coast Award for their teamwork in creating the collection for Fall/Winter 2002-2003.
Charity and philanthropy
Both Abby and her husband Eli Manning are involved in several charity projects. They work with the New York St. Vincent’s Hospital, donating impressive amounts of money to support the creation of a new birthing center with holistic approach to treatment. She also raised more than $3 million to found the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children in April 2019. Based on the University of Mississippi Medical Center, the hospital is now open for all kids who need special and complex treatment.
Both Abby and Eli help their Alma Mater, supporting multiple students who try to get scholarships, and developing scholarship programs, making higher education available for more children.
Eli Manning’s brother, Peyton, established Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital, based on St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis; Abby and Eli donated $10 million to support the development of the center. Their charity projects include patronizing such programs as “Children of Mississippi” and “Ole Miss Opportunity”.
Personal life, husband Eli Manning
Abby met her future husband Eli Manning while they both studied in the University of Mississippi. The couple dated for around six years and eventually married on 19 April 2008, a couple of months after Eli proposed to Abby during Mardi Gras celebrations. The wedding ceremony was private, and took place at the One & Only Palmilla resort, located on one of the islands in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico. Only close friends and the family were invited to attend the ceremony, though the couple then shared their wedding pictures with the media.
Abby and Eli welcomed their first daughter, Ava Frances Manning, on 21 March 2010. Their second daughter, Lucy Thomas Manning, was born on 17 June 2013, while their third daughter Caroline Olivia Manning was born on 29 January 2015. Abby and Eli announced their upcoming third child a day before their daughter was actually born. While Eli was getting a lot of questions on his being the only male among the girls in his family, Abby gave birth to their first son and fourth child, Charles “Charlie” Elisha Manning, on 3 February 2019 – Charles is residing with the rest of his family in their mansion in Summit, New Jersey.
Who is Eli Manning?
Elisha “Eli” Nelson Manning IV was born on 3 January 3 1981, to Elisha Archibald “Archie” Manning III and Olivia Williams Manning. His father is a former NFL quarterback, and is now an honored member of Sigma Nu fraternity. Eli has two older brothers, Peyton and Cooper, both of whom are involved in sports. Peyton is a former NFL quarterback who played 18 seasons, and is now a noted philanthropist, while Cooper was also a football player in college years until he was diagnosed with spinal stenosis, which caused numbness in his fingers and toes; he then became the host of the show “The Manning Hour” launched on Fox Sports.
Eli attended Isidore Newman School, where he started playing football and also basketball, being a member of the Greenies. Later he had a fabulous NFL career, breaking multiple Giants records, and participating in winning two Super Bowls with his team (XLII and XLVI). Eli also won dozens of awards, including NFC passing touchdowns co-leader in 2015, most consecutive completions to begin a Super Bowl in 2012, and the only quarterback in the NFL history who played all his games without throwing an interception in various championship starts. Eli and his family appeared in an ESPN advertisement in 2006; he was also filmed in ads for Oreo, Toyota, Reebok, and NFLShop.com.
— Eli Manning time (@EliManningtime) January 25, 2016
Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts
Abby enjoys winter sports – skiing and snowboarding. She also likes spending time with her kids and family, as she is trying hard to balance between her work and motherhood. She likes taking her kids for walks, but once shared she would like to travel more with them, her husband’s career permitting, however, it is known that Eli missed several important Super Bowl games to be with his wife and family when their fourth child was born.
Appearance and clothing style
Abby has long blonde hair and hazel eyes. She is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, and weighs around 143lbs (65kgs), and has a slender body even after giving birth to four children.
As to her clothing style, she always looks chic in her designer clothes, as she is a very experienced in fashion, and knows how to match clothes in her wardrobe.
Net worth, salary, ownings
Abby is reported to own a net worth of $3 million, from her career in the fashion industry, though she is still far from her husband’s earnings. Eli Manning’s net worth is over $100 million – he earns around $18 million a year. Adding to this their luxurious house located in The Hamptons town of Quogue, which was bought three years ago; the house has a backyard of 7,000 square foot. Eli also owns a house which is worth around $7.4 million in Summit, New Jersey, where the whole family now resides. In 2016 they sold their mansion in Hoboken, New Jersey, for $3.55 million.