Ever since he became a full-time starter, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has been reliable under center, tossing touchdowns to Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson. After starring at Michigan State, Cousins has suited up for the Washington Commanders (then the Washington Redskins) and Vikings during his professional career. The 2012 NFL Draft pick has earned two Pro Bowl selections and won his first playoff game two seasons ago. His career is trending in the right direction and there's no doubt he's hungry for more as the Vikings take on the New York Giants in the Wild Card round. Hopefully, Minnesota can avoid an early playoff exit, unlike the Los Angeles Chargers.
Sure, he doesn't post gaudy stats and doesn't have a Super Bowl ring like other NFL quarterbacks, but the guy is solid and can be dangerous in the NFL Playoffs. He's also big family man off the field, too. Just ask Kirk's Cousin's wife Julie Hampton.
Thanks to a mutual friend, Cousins was introduced to his wife and the happy couple have two kids of their own.
Who is Kirk Cousins' Wife Julie?
Julie Cousins — formerly Julie Hampton — grew up in Alpharetta, Georgia with parents Sue and Michael and attended the University of Georgia. She was working as an elementary school teacher after college and then met the love of her life.
Kirk Cousins was introduced to Julie through a mutual friend. They dated for a year and a half before he popped the question.
She said yes! pic.twitter.com/yhBFbpQ4KF
— Kirk Cousins (@KirkCousins8) November 23, 2013
This was no ordinary proposal, though. The American football quarterback wanted to make it special and proposed to her on the balcony of the United States Capitol building.
"I talked to my U.S. congressman from my home area in west Michigan, Bill Huizenga, who I had gotten to know a little bit," Cousins said to The Washington Post. "I called him to see if I could propose on the balcony of the Speaker of the House's office, because I had been there before and seen the view and thought it was a great view. He said they could set it up."
It was a big-time flex, and it worked. She said yes. Kirk and Julie Cousins got married in June 2014 in Atlanta.
Kirk Cousins' Kids
The Cousins have two boys together. Cooper Cousins was born in September 2017 and their second son Turner Cousins was born in March 2019.
The Cousins family also loves dogs and have adopted some over the years, including a Goldendoodle named Bentley. Their newest addition, Abe, was featured a lot on social media last offseason during the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 outbreak.
It appears Cousins will be throwing touchdowns in Minnesota for the foreseeable future on ESPN. After he signed a three-year, $84 million contract with the NFC franchise before the 2018 season, the NFL player earned a two-year contract extension in March 2020.
Unlike Tom Brady and Gisele, Kirk and Julie Cousins are madly in love no matter where he plays, whether that be in New York for the New York Giants, in Cleveland for the Browns, in Atlanta for the Falcons or in Minneapolis for the Vikings. And between the Commanders and Vikings, Cousins' net worth of $70 million means his family is set for life.
This post was originally published on October 8, 2020.
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