Desmond Ridder Wife Claire Cornett: Married Life And Kids

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Desmond Ridder and his wife Claire Cornett’s love story began way back in high school. Though they attended different high schools, they went to college together.

As high school lovers, they officially started dating in 2016. Then, on July 15, 2022, the couple got married in a private ceremony in Gwinnett County, Georgia, surrounded by their loved ones.

Their daughter was born prior to the wedding.

Desmond Ridder, Quarterback of Atlanta Falcons NFL
Desmond Ridder, Quarterback of Atlanta Falcons NFL (Source: Instagram)

Desmond Ridder is an accomplished American football quarterback who currently plays for the Atlanta Falcons in the National Football League (NFL).

Born on August 31, 1999, he honed his skills while playing college football at Cincinnati, where he was awarded the prestigious title of AAC Offensive Player of the Year twice.

Due to his impressive performance during his time in college, Desmond Ridder was among the top quarterback prospects invited to the NFL Scouting Combine.

As the pre-draft evaluations came in, experts predicted that he would be selected in the first to third round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Among the quarterback prospects, he was ranked fourth-best in the draft, trailing behind Malik Willis, Kenny Pickett, and Matt Corral.

In the 2022 NFL Draft, he was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round as the 74th overall pick and later made his NFL debut in Week 15 against the New Orleans Saints.

Desmond Ridder Wife

Desmond Ridder, the quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons, has been happily married to his wife, Claire Cornett, for a year.

Their love story began long before their football careers took off when they first met in high school.

Despite attending different schools, they remained close. Over time, their relationship grew from high school sweethearts to a deeper, more meaningful connection that eventually led to marriage.

Claire And Desmond on Their Wedding Day
Claire And Desmond on Their Wedding Day (Source: Instagram)

On the day of Desmond’s high school graduation, Claire shared a picture of her and Desmond feeling proud. Similarly, Desmond reciprocated by attending Claire’s graduation as well.

Claire graduated from Assumption High School in 2017 and went on to study pre-law at the University of Cincinnati, where she completed her degree in political science in 2020.

Claire Cornett Loves Travelling 

Desmond Ridder wife, Claire, like many others, has a passion for traveling, and her Instagram is filled with traveling pictures.

She has a dedicated highlight where she shares her vacation stories with her followers. Her very first post was a picture of herself in Venice, Italy, captioned “Venice, I love you.”

Claire And Desmond Enjoying Their Vacation
Claire And Desmond Enjoying Their Vacation (Source: Instagram)

Her feed is full of pictures from various corners of the world, featuring her friends, daughter, and husband. There are also lovely shots of her enjoying beach time with her family.

Desmond Ridder’s Married Life And Kids 

Mrs. Ridder and the quarterback have been together as a couple since 2016, and he proposed in 2018. Midway through their careers, they shared happy news with all their fans that they were going to become parents.

On November 3, 2020, Desmond shared an ultrasound picture of a baby and his excitement to welcome the baby. 

Desmond With His Wife And Daughter
Desmond With His Wife And Daughter (Source: Instagram)

Soon after that, they welcomed their daughter, Leighton Elizabeth Ridder, in 2021. After being parents, they finally tied the knot on July 15, 2022, in a small ceremony in Gwinnett County.

Their close friends and family were present to bless the couple’s new journey together.

Chanda Rai
Chanda Rai

Chanda Rai

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