Philip Rivers and Wife Tiffany Welcome Tenth Child
Former NFL quarterback Philip Rivers and his wife Tiffany Rivers have recently celebrated the arrival of their tenth child, a son named Andrew.
In an interview with AL.com, Philip, 41, expressed his joy, stating, “It’s awesome. Tiffany is awesome. It doesn’t matter if it’s the first child or the 10th child. It’s an awesome miracle every time. Everyone is home now, and everyone is good.”
Andrew was born on October 30, weighing 8 pounds and 10 ounces, according to the outlet. The couple already shares sons Gunner, 15, and Peter, 13, as well as daughters Halle, 21, Caroline, 18, Grace, 17, Sarah, 14, Rebecca, 10, Clare, 8, and Anna, 4.
Philip humorously remarked, “We thought we would be the third generation of nine, but we decided to go double-digits – or I should say we didn’t decide it. God decided,” highlighting that both his parents come from families with nine children.
Continuing the Legacy
Some of Philip’s children appear to be following in his footsteps. Gunner, in particular, has excelled as the star quarterback and No. 1 passing leader for St. Michael Catholic High School, where Philip serves as the head coach.
Philip expressed his optimism, saying, “There is a chance for a Rivers to be throwing it around or catching it or tackling or doing something for the Cardinals for a long time. I’ll be 60 when this one [Andrew] has his Senior Night.”
A Love Story Since Middle School
Philip and Tiffany tied the knot in 2001 at the ages of 19 and 18, respectively, after meeting in middle school. Both of them attended North Carolina State University, where Philip played as a member of the Wolfpack football team.
Philip’s NFL Journey
Philip Rivers was selected fourth overall in the 2004 NFL Draft by the New York Giants, who later traded him to the San Diego Chargers for Eli Manning. He spent 16 seasons with the Chargers before concluding his career with the Indianapolis Colts. In 2021, Philip announced his retirement from the NFL.
A Grateful Farewell
Reflecting on his retirement, Philip expressed his gratitude, stating, “Every year, January 20th is a special and emotional day. It is St. Sebastian’s Feast day, the day I played in the AFC championship without an ACL, and now the day that after 17 seasons, I’m announcing my retirement from the National Football League. Thank you, God, for allowing me to live out my childhood dream of playing quarterback in the NFL.”
He further added, “I am grateful to the Chargers for 16 seasons and the Colts for the 17th season. Thank you to all my coaches that helped me grow as a player and person.”