Maria Hanslovan is the beautiful spouse of the professional baseball outfielder, Andrew Stefan McCutchen who currently plays for the Major League Baseball franchise, Philadelphia Phillies. Maria has since been in the spotlight as a result of her husband’s one-of-a-kind marriage proposal that took place in 2013. She has continued to take center stage alongside her husband following his exploits in the Major League Baseball as he is a four-time Silver Slugger Award winner and a one-time National League Most Valuable Player. Although not much is known about Maria’s career, she has been supportive of her husband’s career as she often cheers him to success during most of his games, having previously been a high school cheerleader. Read on as we explore fascinating facts about Andrew McCutchen’s wife and equally how the couple met.
Who is Maria Hanslovan?
The stunning wife of the baseball star, Andrew McCutchen was born into the family of Ronald Hanslovan and his wife whose identity is yet unknown, in Dubois, Pennsylvania, United States. Her birthday, as well as her year of birth, is not yet available as Maria has remained tightlipped when it comes to releasing the details of her private life. There is also little to no information concerning Maria’s childhood experiences. However, it is known that she grew up in a Christian home and was imbibed with Christian values which can be seen through her posts on social media. She has a younger sister named Kaleen Hanslovan.
Concerning her educational endeavors, Maria Hanslovan is a graduate of Dubois Central Catholic High School. While in high school, she was a great athlete who participated competitively in football and gymnastics. She was also a member of the school’s cheerleading squad during such time. Upon completion of high school, Andrew McCutchen’s wife enrolled at the Slippery Rock University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Forensic Chemistry in 2011. Details of Maria’s career and personal achievements have been kept on a low key as she is yet to make it public.
How Did They Meet?
While still in college, Maria Hanslovan was among the Cannonball Crew that entertain the fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates at their home-based baseball park called PNC Park. It was through her work during baseball games that she got to meet her future husband, Andrew McCutchen in 2009 and the duo kick-started a romantic affair in the same year. Later in 2013, Maria Hanslovan’s husband proposed to her in a very special and dramatic manner. Their marriage proposal actually took place on a live broadcast of Ellen DeGeneres Show in December 2013.
While on the talk show, McCutchen was a guest and Maria was in the audience, and after a display of a video clip on Andrew McCutchen’s play for the Pirates where he equally dedicated his love to his beau, Maria Hanslovan was welcomed on stage. Thereafter, the baseball player proposed to her in front of the audience and the world as well, stating that he didn’t propose in that manner for publicity sake neither for recognition, rather he chose to tell the whole world how much he loves her by making an on-air marriage proposal.
The couple then went on to solemnize the union on 22nd November 2014 at St. Pauls Cathedral located in Pittsburgh. The pair chose the wedding date to be on the 22nd with regards to the jersey No. 22 worn by Andrew McCutchen at the Pirates. Then on 27th November 2017, Maria Hanslovan gave birth to her first child, a son named Steel Stefan McCutchen. She has been active on Twitter and Instagram where she often shares posts about her faith as well as cute family pictures.
Just like his wife, McCutchen is also a practicing Christian as his father is a church minister. He is widely known for his incredible career achievements which include being a recipient of Roberto Clemente Award, Gold Glove Award, Silver Slugger Award (four times), National League Player of the Month Award (five times), Players Choice Award for National League Outstanding Player (twice) and several others. Maria Hanslovan’s husband also became a gold medalist in 2017 while playing for the United States national baseball team at the 2017 World Baseball Classic. He has been featured as the cover of the baseball video game titled, MLB 13: The Show.