Megan O’Malley is a talented athlete who played Lacrosse and was a member of the United States National Development team just after graduating from college; but she is more popularly known as the wife of retired Philadelphia Eagles player, Chris Long. She is also the mother of their two young sons, and a staunch supporter of her husband’s numerous philanthropic outreaches and foundation.
She was named Megan Ann O’Malley at birth in Fairfax, Virginia in the United States of America, on March 28, 1986. Her father is Joe O’Malley and her mother is Robin O’Malley; she has two other siblings – a sister named Katie O’Malley and a brother named after her father, Joe Jr. O’Malley.
Megan O’Malley attended Moorestown High School, New Jersey in the United States, where her passion and love for Lacrosse blossomed, and she thereafter proceeded to the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. She met the love of her life in college, and she got married to him, keeping their home and raising their kids as a fulltime housewife.
6 Interesting Things To Know About Megan O’Malley, Chris Long’s Wife
1. Marriage And Kids
When Megan O’Malley was in college, she was introduced to a handsome and burly star football player by the name Chris Long, little did she know what the future had in store for her and the young man. Megan and Chris were both athletes – Megan was a passionate Lacrosse player, while Chris was a football player; and Megan’s athleticism was one of the key attributes that endeared her to Chris’ heart. Soon after their chance meeting, they began dating and this went on for several years, till they eventually tied the nuptial knots on June 22, 2013, in Charlottesville, Virginia in the United States.
They had their first son in March 2016 and named him Waylon James Long. A second son would follow in November 2018 and they named him Luke Redding Long. The birth of their 2 sons was announced by Chris via his Instagram handle to the public. The family enjoys spending a lot of time together as pictures posted by Chris and Megan suggest.
2. Her Passion For Playing Lacrosse
Megan O’Malley has always had a burning passion to play lacrosse, even when she started out playing softball in her early years. When she was in high school, she would always stop by the Lacrosse team’s practice on her way from playing softball, wishing that she would one day become the best Lacrosse player the school has ever known. Through her hard work and dedication, she became a member of the Lacrosse team and went on to be named in the United States Lacrosse All-American team for 2 straight years – 2003 and 2004. By the time she got into college, she was also a member of the women’s lacrosse team and was named a member of the United States National Development team in 2006.
3. Her Love For The Philadelphia Eagles
Those who grew up with Megan described her as being a passionate supporter of the NFL team – Philadelphia Eagles, right from an early age. She attends their games regularly such that she became a regular face at their stadium to those who knew her. When she eventually got married to NFL player Chris Long, many knew that she would at some point convince her husband to play for the team, and she did. Chris played for the Eagles in 2017 and 2018 season.
4. She Comes From A Sports Loving Family
Megan O’Malley comes from a family that loves sports. Her father, Joe, had a very brief career playing baseball for the Atlanta Braves. Megan’s sister, Katie, played basketball while at John Hopkins University. Her brother, Joe Jr, also played baseball at some point in his life. Her Uncle, Tim O’Malley was also a baseball player in the 1970s; little wonder she also had a passion for sports.
5. Her Family’s Philanthropy
Megan and her husband Chris are very generous philanthropists; they have a foundation that is helping put an end to homelessness, sponsor youth programs and provide clean water for those who don’t have access to it.
In 2017, when Chris informed her that he wanted to donate his entire year’s salary to sponsor education initiatives, Megan supported her husband 100% and made sure that the home front did not suffer for it.
6. Her Love And Respect For Her Husband
Megan O’Malley loves and respects her husband a lot, and since she knows he doesn’t make the wrong decisions, she supports him always. When her husband gave away a year’s salary and decided to name their first son after one of his favorite country singers – Waylon Jennings; she respected and supported his decision all the way.