Who is Matt Ryan’s Wife, Sarah Marshall Ryan?
Matt Ryan has been the quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons since 2008. The team drafted him in the first round with their third overall pick. When the season rolled around that year, Ryan was named the starter and once he stepped on the field the Falcons and the fans in Atlanta knew they had something special.
Today, Ryan and his wife, Sarah Marshall Ryan, are active in the community but many people still don’t know a ton about her. Here’s more on the woman married to the NFL signal caller and what she had fun doing when a movie that beared her name, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, came out.
How they met and what she realized on their first date
Like Ryan, Sarah was also a star athlete in school. She played point guard for the women’s basketball team at Boston College and the two met when they were student athletes.
In an interview with the Gwinnett Daily Post, Sarah recalled how she and Ryan first met when they ran into in the weight room. But Ryan couldn’t just forget Sarah Marshall so they decided to hang out a bit, which was mostly with a group of their friends since they knew a lot of the same people.
Sarah also revealed what she realized on their first date.
“Me and three of my teammates, so four girls were going to a movie and I invited Matt along to see Man on Fire,” she remembered. “I felt bad because it was Matt and all these girls. But he was a good sport about it. Right then, I knew I had a good one.”
What Sarah did when ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’ came out
And speaking of movies, when Forgetting Sarah Marshall came out in 2008, Sarah thought it was hilarious. The film’s marketing campaign featured billboards that said things like “You suck Sarah Marshall” and “My mom hates you Sarah Marshall,” so she had some fun with those signs.
“Every chance I got, I took a picture under a sign that said ‘You suck Sarah Marshall. ‘Even to this day when people find out my name was Sarah Marshall they think it’s cool,” she said.
Sarah had complications during her pregnancy
In November 2017, the pair announced that they were expecting twins but Sarah had complications and was put out bed rest in January. Just six weeks later, she gave birth to Marshall Thomas Ryan and Johnny Matthew Ryan. In April 2018, Sarah gave an update to People about how the twins were doing.
“It has been a long and challenging road but it has all been worth it,” she told the publication at the time. “Matt and I couldn’t be happier to have them home.”
She also informed fans of what had been going on via Instagram explaining that their little ones, “were small but tough and fought their way through their time in the NICU to get strong enough to come home.”
The couple’s siblings are also married to each other
Yep, that’s right. Matty Ice’s brother, Mike, is married to Sarah’s sister, Maggie, and they have three children together.
Maggie previously spoke to the Press Herald about why her sibling and the quarterback are perfect together.
“They’re a perfect complement for each other … Matt is so lucky to be with Sarah because she gets it — the whole life of an athlete,” Maggie said, adding, “She totally is right in sync with him.”