Former New England Patriots and Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker had a superb career in the NFL, yet, to the surprise of many, never managed to win a Super Bowl despite playing alongside six-time champion Tom Brady.
Welker may not have ever hoisted the Lombardi Trophy throughout his tenure in the league, but he’s a winner in other ways, most notably in his love life.
Welker is married to the absolutely stunning Anna Burns.
Wes Welker’s Wife
Wes Welker is married to bikini model Anna Burns Welker, who was formerly crowned Miss Hooters International and was a Hooters Calendar girl.
According to The Big Lead, Welker and Burns tied the knot in 2012, and were first spotted together publicly in 2010. The couple have have three children together, and Anna frequently shares photos of the family via social media.
While Burns is a successful model, she is perhaps best known for her bold comments on social media ahead of the 2013 AFC Championship Game between the Patriots and Baltimore Ravens. Burns took to social media and went on a Facebook rant, taking shots at Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis.
“Proud of my husband and the Pats. By the way, if anyone is bored, please go to Ray Lewis’ Wikipedia page. 6 kids 4 wives. Acquitted for murder. Paid a family off. Yay. What a hall of fame player! A true role model!”
Burns issued an apology via Larry Brown Sports for her comments after the game.
“I’m deeply sorry for my recent post on Facebook, I let the competitiveness of the game and the comments people were making about a team I dearly love get the best of me. My actions were emotional and irrational and I sincerely apologize to Ray Lewis and anyone affected by my comment after yesterday’s game.”
Wes Welker NFL Career
Wes Welker started his professional career as an undrafted free agent out of Texas Tech and signed with the Miami Dolphins. He spent time with both the Dolphins and Chargers as a rookie, but failed to make much of an impact with either franchise.
Welker joined the Patriots in 2007 and emerged as a primary weapon for star quarterback Tom Brady. While a member of the Patriots, Welker played in two Super Bowls.
During Super Bowl XLII against the New York Giants, Welker caught 11 passes for 109 yards but didn’t score a touchdown. The Patriots were defeated 17-14. Super Bowl XLVI in 2011 was a rematch between the Giants and Pats, but once again New England was stunned by the underdogs.
Welker made a crucial drop during the title game, which drew ire from Tom Brady’s wife Gisele Bundchen, who made some critical comments regarding Welker’s inability to make the big play, per ESPN.
“My husband can not f—— throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time. I can’t believe they dropped the ball so many times.”
Following Welker’s tenure with the Patriots, the wide receiver latched on with the Denver Broncos for two seasons. He made another Super Bowl with the Broncos but the squad was trounced by the Legion of Boom and the Seattle Seahawks. Welker played one final season in the NFL in 2015, joining the NFC as a member of the St. Louis Rams. He retired during the following offseason.
Welker remains in football in retirement, however, and is currently on the San Francisco 49ers coaching staff as a wide receivers coach.