Eli Manning Wife Abby McGrew and Children Ava and Lucy (+Pictures)

By Zack
September 8, 2014 6:23 pm Last Updated: September 8, 2014 6:42 pm

Eli Manning, the New York Giants quarterback, has his first 2014-15 game on Monday night, and fans are wondering about his family.

Manning, 33, has been married to his wife Abby McGrew, 30, since 2008.

In April of that year, the couple exchanged vows in front of the Sea of Cortez in Cabo, Mexico, reported the New York Daily News. About 60 family members and friends attended the ceremony, including brother Peyton Manning.

The wedding was estimated to cost around $500,000.

Peyton and his brother, along with other brother Cooper and some friends, exchanged tales about Eli before the wedding while McGrew worked on her tan at a different part of the resort.

The Daily News noted that the couple “is famously low-key.”

McGrew was born on August 25, 1983 in Nasvhille and has two sisters. She met Eli while they were both attending Ole Miss. Abby later moved to New York to study fashion, and worked for a time at Pamela Roland.

Abby McGrew (wife of New York Giants Quarterback Eli Manning) poses at Judith Ripka's Holiday Shopping Night hosted by Eli Manning at Judith Ripka on November 17, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images for Judith Ripka)
Abby McGrew (wife of New York Giants Quarterback Eli Manning) poses at Judith Ripka’s Holiday Shopping Night hosted by Eli Manning at Judith Ripka on November 17, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images for Judith Ripka)

 

Abby McGrew and football player Eli Manning attend the 36th Film Society of Lincoln Center's Gala Tribute at Alice Tully Hall on April 27, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Getty Images)
Abby McGrew and football player Eli Manning attend the 36th Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Gala Tribute at Alice Tully Hall on April 27, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Getty Images)

 

Professional football player Eli Manning who is nominated for best play arrives at the ESPYs Awards on Wednesday July 16, 2008 in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Professional football player Eli Manning who is nominated for best play arrives at the ESPYs Awards on Wednesday July 16, 2008 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

 

Giants quarterback Eli Manning (L) and Abby McGrew (R) attends the Whitney Contemporaries Art Party June 17, 2008 at Skylight in New York City. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
Giants quarterback Eli Manning (L) and Abby McGrew (R) attends the Whitney Contemporaries Art Party June 17, 2008 at Skylight in New York City. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

Eli and Abby have two daughters, the first of which, Ava Frances, was born in March 2010. The second, Lucy Thomas, was born in June 2013.

Eli told Parents magazine that parenting brings more surprises than any football game.

“In terms of the Super Bowl, I know what to expect,” he said. “With parenting, this has been a brand-new experience. It’s life-changing. Every day, you learn something new.”

He added that he enjoys having girls and doesn’t necessarily want a boy.

“I think a lot of guys want a son because of all of the things they do while growing up,” he said. “Having a girl is a blast. I don’t care what happens down the road, as long as the children are healthy.”

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