News Update: Andy Reid, the coach of the Kansas City Chiefs After 41 years of marriage, Teary-eyed announced his divorce from wife Tammy, saying, “It’s painful, but we have to.” This is the actual account of what transpired.

 

Andy’s relationship with Tammy traces back to the early days of his career when he was a football player at Brigham Young University. After meeting on campus, the couple began dating. By that summer, things were serious between the pair, and at the suggestion of Tammy’s father, Andy converted to Mormonism. A year later, Andy and Tammy were married in 1981.

 

News Update: Andy Reid, the coach of the Kansas City Chiefs After 41 years of marriage, Teary-eyed announced his divorce from wife Tammy, saying, "It's painful, but we have to." This is the actual account of what transpired.
Now, four decades and five children later, Andy and Tammy say they’re just as in love as ever. Even when Andy’s team doesn’t win the big trophy, he still has his “trophy wife” by his side. In fact, Andy admits that he still calls Tammy his girlfriend and tries to continually do special things for her.

“I’ve been … with her for about 40 years now,” he said in February 2020 after winning the Super Bowl with the Chiefs. “Every day is a special day, I’m telling ya. I call her my girlfriend for that reason. You never lose interest if you do that, right, you guys out there? Call them your girlfriend and you always do special things for them.”

Tammy has supported Andy through his entire professional coaching career, starting with his stint with the Green Bay Packers in 1992 all the way through his current gig as the Chiefs head coach, where he earned his third Super Bowl victory during the 2024 championship game.

“Maybe people don’t know this about me but I’m a very positive person and I have the ultimate trust in Andrew as a coach,” Tammy explained in a Chiefs profile of Andy. “We’ve been through 38 years of coaching and so I never don’t think we’re going to win.”

The coach shared that family is his priority during media week before his second Super Bowl appearance in two years against the San Francisco 49ers.

“I’m blessed to have a great wife who likes to travel and see all the grandkids,” he said, per Deseret News. “She has a little bit more freedom to do that.” Tammy was there to support her husband as he led his team to another Super Bowl win in 2024.

Tammy was born on Nov. 6, 1959, in New York. She was raised in Memphis, Tennessee, before she moved to Arizona, where she attended high school. Growing up, she said her mother and father set an incredible example for the person she wanted to become and were always involved in their community.

“My parents are the greatest examples of service that I’ve ever met in my whole life,” she told The Time Herald. “There was hardly a day that went by when my mom or dad wasn’t helping someone: driving someone somewhere, fixing something, taking a meal or baking something.”

Following her high school graduation, Tammy enrolled at Brigham Young University.

She and Andy met while attending the same college

While Andy and Tammy were students at Brigham Young University, they both happened to enroll in the same tennis class, as they shared during a virtual fireside chat for their church, the Latter-day Saints of Greater Kansas City. Tammy admitted that she immediately thought Andy was cute and wanted him to ask her out.

“I wanted him to ask me out but he wouldn’t ask me out so I finally goaded him into asking me out and we played racquetball for our first date,” Tammy shared.

 

News Update: Andy Reid, the coach of the Kansas City Chiefs After 41 years of marriage, Teary-eyed announced his divorce from wife Tammy, saying, "It's painful, but we have to." This is the actual account of what transpired.
She further opened up about her first impression of Andy in a Chiefs profile on the coach.

“He had this air about him—this confidence,” she recalled, “but he wouldn’t ask me out, and I’d never not had a guy that I wanted to ask me out not ask me out. So the second half of the semester, since it’s a half credit, we played badminton. We were playing after he had already beaten me at tennis and I’m like, ‘Well, I could beat you at racquetball.’

The pair agreed to play together, though Andy didn’t exactly let his date win.

“He killed me,” said Tammy. “Even though I’m really good, he killed me.”

The couple went on to date throughout the semester and continued their relationship even when they spent their summer break in different places.

Andy converted to Mormonism before proposing to Tammy
After dating for some time, Andy came to visit Tammy and her family while they were apart for summer break. When a then long-haired Andy pulled up in a Volkswagen bus, Tammy says her father was initially hesitant about the relationship. After Andy spent a week with the family, her father sat down with the couple to encourage Andy to join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

News Update: Andy Reid, the coach of the Kansas City Chiefs After 41 years of marriage, Teary-eyed announced his divorce from wife Tammy, saying, "It's painful, but we have to." This is the actual account of what transpired.
She has an extensive quilt collection that has been displayed in a museum
Tammy has a collection of quilts that includes over 150 pieces. While Tammy doesn’t consider herself a “professional” collector, her quilts have been displayed in a museum and even inspired a book: Every Quilt Has a Story: The Tammy Reid Quilt Collection. The book showcases a portion of Tammy’s collection, which includes pieces that date back to the mid-1800s.

Although some quilt collectors prefer to keep their prized possessions perfectly stored away, Tammy says she prefers to put them on display in her home and often changes them out through the seasons.

“My grandmother gave me my first quilt when I was a child. And my mother gave us a quilt for a wedding present. This is what inspired my love of quilts,” Tammy told the Hermann Advertiser Courier. “I am partial to red, white and green quilts, especially at Christmas time. I will pile quilts everywhere during the Christmas season.”

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