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James Laurinaitis' Wife Shelly Laurinaitis - Details of Their Married Life!

Heisenberg Published On Mon Sep 28 2020   Modified On Wed Sep 30 2020
James Laurinaitis' Wife Shelly Laurinaitis - Details of Their Married Life!

Grab all the details on the married life and wife Shelly Laurinaitis of former American football linebacker James Laurinaitis.

James Laurinaitis is a former American football linebacker who played for the St. Louis Rams and New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ohio State, where he became a three-time consensus All-American and won numerous awards. The Rams drafted him in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft.

James Laurinaitis is currently married to his wife, Shelly Laurinaitis. They have been together for a long time now, and many people have been eager to learn more about their married life. Below, we discuss their relationship in detail.

Details on the Married Life of James Laurinaitis and His Wife, Shelly Laurinaitis

James Laurinaitis and Shelly Laurinaitis were married in 2008 and now are together for over 12 years. They met for the first time while they were undergraduate students at Ohio State University. They reportedly went on their first date at the campus Panera Bread Co. They bonded quickly and thus began the relationship that would turn into marriage in the future. Shelly revealed she knew James was the one for her during the first few months of their relationship.

James Laurinaitis and Shelly Laurinaitis were married in 2008.

James Laurinaitis and Shelly Laurinaitis were married in 2008.
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Five years later, James proposed to Shelly privately, at home. The couple soon got married on March 23, 2013. The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter, born on September 15, 2014. They also had another daughter later, and the family of four currently live in Dublin, Ireland.

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After retiring from his American football career, James Laurinaitis began to work as a radio host. According to an article by Eleven Warriors, he even tried to cover sports other than American football in 2018, European football, or soccer. He did not know much about the sport, but he kept on learning as he tried to cover the World Cup football.

James Laurinaitis' Early Life

James Laurinaitis was born in Wayzata, Minnesota. He comes from a family of athletes, with his father Joe, a WWE Hall of Famer, also known as 'Road Warrior Animal,' and two uncles  (John and Marcus), also the professional wrestlers. 

James Laurinaitis was born in Wayzata, Minnesota.

James Laurinaitis was born in Wayzata, Minnesota.
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James Laurinaitis studied at  Wayzata High School, where he played high school football and hockey. He was named Defensive Mr. Football in Minnesota in 2004. That season, he helped lead his high school football team to the state championship game in Class 5A with 193 tackles, including 28 for loss and five sacks.

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