Who Is Ryan Kelly’s Daughter, Mary Kate?

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Mary Kate was an infant of Ryan, an American football player, and his wife Emma, who passed away in the mere span of 19 weeks due to miscarriage on December 17 and was buried four days later. They showed their grief through an Instagram post, though now this couple is expecting a newborn again, fortunately.

As we talk about Ryan Kelly’s daughter, we will have to re-live the moment of her death again. Cute yet fragile, the story of Ryan Kelly’s daughter, Mary Kate, is heart-wrenching. 

Ryan and Emma holds their late infant
Ryan And Emma Hold Their Late Infant (Source: Instagram)

This article will discuss Mary Kate’s birth, death, and family aspects. But before jumping right into it, let us get through a quick dose of general facts. 

Quick Facts

Full Name Ryan Patrick Kelly
Date of Birth May 30, 1993
Birth Place West Chester, Ohio
Nick Name Ryan
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Age 29 Years Old (as of June 2024)
Height 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 meters)
Weight 307 lb (139 kg)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Build Athletic
Father’s Name Name Unknown
Mother’s Name Name Unknown 
Siblings Not Available 
Education Lakota West High School

University of Alabama

Marital Status Married
Wife Emma Zieverink (Kelly)
Kid Late Mary Kate
Mary’s Date of Birth December 17, 2021
Mary’s Date of Death December 20, 2021
Net Worth Around $5 million
Social Media Instagram: @ryankelly70, @emmalouzoo

Twitter: @ryan_kelly70, @EZieverink

Last Update June 2022

Ryan Kelly’s Daughter: Mary Kate

Mary Kate was the first and the only child of Ryan Kelly and his wife, Emma. The duo gave birth to her on December 17, 2021. 

However, her birth was not typical, as Emma had to bring her to the world early while only nineteen weeks pregnant. As per the sources, they had to have the baby delivered as their daughter’s “little heart just stopped for reasons unknown.”

For this reason, Emma was in the hospital for 48 hours and got into labor for 24 hours. 

Print of their daughter Mary Kate
Print Of Their Daughter Mary Kate (Source: Instagram)

“Nothing made me happier than being your Dad. You gave your Mom and me that gift.” – Ryan Kelly

What Caused The Death Of Ryan Kelly’s Daughter? 

As Ryan Kelly and his wife Emma did not reveal detailed information on their daughter’s health, her heart failure couldn’t carry any longer. Hence, she was delivered early, even at that stage.

Mary Kate birth details shared by Ryan Kelly and Emma in a post dedicated to their dead daughter Mary Kate (Source: Instagram)
Mary Kate’s Birth Details Were Shared By Ryan Kelly And Emma In A Post Dedicated To Their Dead Daughter Mary Kate (Source: Instagram)

The couple shared their picture on Instagram with the baby’s handprint as soon as she was delivered. However, as soon as she came, Mary had to leave early. 

“After learning she wasn’t with us anymore, I was told there was no other choice but to deliver our baby next. I was so angry at first that I had to deliver her, only for it to become the biggest blessing out of this nightmare. It allowed Ryan and me to hold our little Saint, Mary Kate, before officially saying goodbye to her.” – said Ryan’s Wife, Emma.

Parent’s Meetup: Ryan Kelly And Emma Zieverink

Ryan Kelly and Emma Zieverink initially met each other at a bar. Ryan was in town for a wedding, and Emma was living there. 

After getting to know each other, the duo started dating. Talking a bit about their background, both of them hails from Ohio, and their parents’ homes are within reach of five minutes from each other. 

After dating for six years, the duo engaged on May 2, 2020. For the proposal, Ryan Kelly made it as romantic as possible with rose petals and candles in the backyard, leading up to their dock.

They then had Braden Smith’s wife, Courtney, as the photographer. A year later, on May 1, 2021, the duo exchanged their wedding vows. 

Pregnant With Their Child

Within five months of their wedding, the duo announced their pregnancy. In October, the pair broke the news about expanding their family. 

Well, Ryan Kelly posted their picture on social media, captioning it as “Big news this Halloween!” In the photo, they were dressed as Ferris Bueller and Sloane Peterson holding an ultrasound. 

Ryan and Emma take the wedding vows
Ryan And Emma Take The Wedding Vows (Source: Instagram)

As for Emma, she also posted a picture with the caption “Boom. I’m pregnant!”

Words About The Loss Of Their Children

“The pain and brokenness are unbearable for Ryan and me; we don’t even know where to begin. She was tiny, perfect, and incredibly loved by everyone who knew she existed. 

I don’t think we’ll ever understand why God decided to call her home when he did, but our faith is unshaken. He knows better than we & she was needed back home, in Heaven.” – Mother, Emma Zieverink.

“You left this world too soon, but we know God had a bigger purpose for you. Your mom and I find comfort in knowing your great-grandparents are loving you.

Thank you for watching over your future siblings and us. I’ll forever wonder who you’d be today. Until we meet again, my sweet girl, I love you.” – Ryan Kelly.

Mother Emma Zieverink

Professionally, Emma Zieverink was the primary author for GE Capital’s Retail Finance Press Releases. During her tenure as a social media intern, she worked on several social media tools for business. 

Not to mention, she also stood as the IT Project Analyst before becoming Marketing Solutions Platform Manager. By 2019, she had started working as a Design Consultant for California Closets. 

As a fun fact, Emma Zieverink used to play basketball for Lakota High School as well as Longwood University. 

Father Ryan Kelly

Starting on the NFL field through the 2016 draft, Ryan Kelly is the professional football center for the Indianapolis Colts. He is a three-star recruit by ESPN who has been on the game for six years. 

Not to mention, Ryan has been on the field since his early schooling days. 

2022 Update

In the 2024 update, the couple is expecting another miracle, as they have announced their new pregnancy.

A Ferris-Bueller-themed picture that the couple uploaded on October 31 served as their 2022 pregnancy announcement.
A Ferris-Bueller-Themed Picture That The Couple Uploaded On October 31 Served As Their 2022 Pregnancy Announcement. (Source: dailymail.co.uk)

Net Worth 

According to the sources, Ryan Kelly maintains a net worth of approximately $5 million. He has signed a four-year contract worth $50,000,000 with $30,000,000 in guarantee. 

Likewise, he maintains an annual salary of $12,500,000. Moving on, Emma does have her professional life, but her net worth and earnings are unknown. 

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Social Media 

You might also be interested in learning further details through their uploads and posts. Check out their social media sites. 

He is on Instagram as Ryan Kelly (@ryankelly70), with over 31.7k followers. Likewise, he is on Twitter as Ryan Kelly (@ryan_kelly70), with more than 28.1k followers. 

She is on Instagram as Emma Zieverink (@emmalouzoo), with more than 5914k followers. Similarly, she is on Twitter as Emma Zieverink (@EZieverink), with around 435 followers. 

Rajani Gurung
Rajani Gurung
Hey, I'm Rajani! As a digital content writer, I write for several websites on a wide range of topics. At Playersbio, I cover to write about hot trending celebrities and news. My professional experience makes me write the hard topics in a simplified manner for easiness.

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