It has been quite the offseason for NFL quarterback Jameis Winston. He first got LASIK eye surgery to repair his vision and then became a free agent once Tom Brady decided to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Oddly enough, however, neither were the most life-altering moment during the past few months.
On March 27, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 outbreak, Winston got married to longtime girlfriend Breion Allen in a rather secret and very private ceremony at their home. The initial wedding was postponed, so the former college football star and first overall pick decided to improvise.
The two have known each other since high school and have been together for years. They got engaged before the couple welcomed their first child, Antonor Winston, back in 2018. Now, they have officially tied the knot and shared the news on social media.
Jameis Winston Marries Breion Allen
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🤍 3.27.20 🤍 • A week when nothing was going as planned. Our initial wedding had just been postponed and I was in a funk. But @jaboowins3 came through and put together a beautiful intimate ceremony in the privacy of our own home. And it seemed it was meant to be this way all along… #MrAndMrsWinston 💍
Ideal? Hardly. Both Jameis and Breion — both Alabama natives — were expecting to have a nice wedding with a star-studded guest list. The top pick in the 2015 NFL Draft by the Bucs and the former Rice basketball player made it work in , though.
“A week when nothing was going as planned. Our initial wedding had just been postponed and I was in a funk. But @jaboowins3 [Winston] came through and put together a beautiful intimate ceremony in the privacy of our own home. And it seemed it was meant to be this way all along… #MrAndMrsWinston
A Heisman Trophy and national championship winner at Florida State, Winston is coming off a whirlwind season under Bucs head coach Bruce Arians. He had over 5,000 passing yards and 30 touchdowns, but also threw 30 interceptions. It’s the first time that has happened in NFL history.
After Super Bowl champion Tom Brady left the New England Patriots to sign a two-year deal in Tampa Bay, Winston left the franchise and signed a one-year deal to be the backup quarterback for Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints.
Along with Winston and solid rookie class, several NFL teams made moves this offseason. Cam Newton is now in New England. Additionally, Teddy Bridgewater left the New Orleans Saints to sign with the Carolina Panthers and Philip Rivers moved on from the Los Angeles Chargers to sign with the Indianapolis Colts.
It’s a fresh start for Winston, and his wedding isn’t the only exciting news.
Jameis Winston’s Wife Expecting Baby No. 2
Jameis Winston and his wife Breion Allen are expecting their second child. The happy couple announced another baby boy is on the way in January 2021.
“Let love be the water… I pour into you, and you pour into me,” she wrote on Instagram. “Another Young King on the way.”
As the Saints work to make a playoff push, and no matter what fans tweet or talk on ESPN about Winston, he has a loving family that will forever have his back.
This post was originally published on April 6, 2020 before updating.