Who is Ashley Thompson?

Ashley was born in Memphis, Tennessee USA, in 1974 (some sources claim in 1975) – she hasn’t shared her exact date of birth, but her zodiac sign is believed to be Taurus, and she holds American nationality. She’s a real estate developer and business executive, but who’s probably known best for being the wife of Peyton Williams Manning, a famous retired American Football player, who spent 18 seasons competing in National Football League (NFL).

Early life and education

Ashley was raised in Memphis by her parents about whom not a lot is known, because she respects their privacy; it’s believed that her father Bill was a real estate investment banker, and that her mother Marsha was a housewife.

Ashley hasn’t spoken of having any siblings, but it’s said that she isn’t an only child.

Her parents urged her to focus on her education while she was growing up, and she was amongst the top five students in her class while attending a local high school. Ashley was also highly sporting during those four years, as she played both soccer and volleyball for her school teams, while she could also have been seen appearing in a couple of school plays.

Upon matriculating in 1992, Ashley enrolled at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in finance and marketing in 1996; she became a philanthropist during those years, and contributed to the charity organizations Youth for Christ and Service Over Self.

Ashley’s career

Ashley began working in real estate upon graduating, following in her father’s footsteps, and she eventually launched her own real estate company.

She hasn’t shared many other details concerning her career, but it’s known that she’s been running her company for around two decades now.

Love life and marriage with Peyton Manning

Ashley met Peyton in 1994 as the two families lived next door. They began dating only a month after later and were together for the following seven years, when they married on St. Patrick’s Day (17 March) 2001, in a large ceremony attended by many of their friends and family members.

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On 31 March 2011, Peyton gave birth to their twins Marshall Williams and Mosley Thompson, and the family of four is today living in Denver, Colorado; both Ashley and Peyton are devout Christians.

Neither has spoken of any other people whom they have perhaps been with, so as of April 2022, Ashley’s married to Peyton Manning, and they have two children together.

Hobbies and other interests

Ashley loves to travel, and has been all around the USA, mostly to support her husband while he played football, but also for pleasure; the two have vacationed in various European and Asian countries, and Ashley’s dream travel destination today appears to be Rome, Italy.

She’s a lover of animals, with dogs and monkeys being her favorites, and she and Peyton have two pet dogs.

Ashley’s physically quite active, and has a couple of training sessions at the gym every week, thus her slim figure; she’s also following a strict diet, and enjoys prepearing healthy food for her and her husband.

She likes to watch movies in her spare time – her favorite actor and actress are Channing Tatum and Meryl Streep, while a couple of her favorite films include “Dear John”, “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Kramer vs. Kramer”.

Age, height and net worth

Ashley’s age is either 47 or 48. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 6ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 120lbs (55kgs).

As of April 2022, her net worth has been estimated at more than $5 million, while her husband Peyton’s net worth stands at more than $250 million.

Who is her husband Peyton?

Peyton Williams Manning was born in New Orleans, Louisiana USA, on 24 March 1976 – his zodiac sign is Aries, and he holds American nationality. He’s rated one of the best quarterbacks in the history of football, known best for the 14 seasons which he played for the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL; Peyton spent his four other seasons with the Denver Broncos.

He was raised in New Orleans alongside his older brother Cooper Archibald Manning, and younger brother Eli Manning, who’s also a former football quarterback, by their father Archie Manning who played in the NFL as a quarterback for 13 seasons, and their mother Olivia (nee Williams) who was a housewife. Peyton’s passion for football was initiated by his father, and while attending Isidore Newman School, where he played for their Greenies football team for three years, winning 34 of their 39 games; because of this, he was named Gatorade Circle of Champions National Player of the Year.

Upon matriculating in 1994, around 60 colleges offered Peyton a football scholarship – he chose to attend the University of Tennessee and to play for their football team the Volunteers. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in speech communication in 1996, but still chose to stay at the university for his senior year, rather than to make himself eligible for the NFL draft.

In 1998, he was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the NFL Draft as the first overall pick, and went on to set five rookie records in his first NFL season; the following season saw him named to the Pro Bowl, which his team lost 51-31. Peyton was most highly rated during his 2003 season, when he received the ESPY Award for Best NFL Player, while he was also named to both the Pro Bowl and All-Pro.

In 2006, the Colts reached Super Bowl XLI and defeated the Chicago Bears 29-17, with Peyton named Super Bowl Most Valuable Player (MVP); they also reached Super Bowl XLIV in 2009, but lost 31-17 to the New Orleans Saints.

He signed a contract with the Denver Broncos in 2012, and they reached Super Bowl XLVIII in the following year, but lost to the Seattle Seahawks 43-8. The Broncos went on to face the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 on 7 February 2016, and defeated them 24-10.

A month later on 7 March 2016, Peyton announced his retirement.

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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