Who Is Elsa Shafer? Reed Blankenship Wife Or Girlfriend

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Reed Blankenship has no wife and is not married. But he does have a girlfriend named Elsa Shafer. Elsa comes from a family of football coaches and works as an educator.

The 24-year-old safety of the Philadelphia Eagles, Reed Blankenship, had always been hush-hush about his personal life before this year. But earlier this year, he finally went public with his romance.

Reed And Elsa Took A Trip To Florida To Celebrate The Fourth Of July
Reed And Elsa Took A Trip To Florida To Celebrate The Fourth Of July (Source: Instagram)

Elsa and Reed have shared a few romantic posts on their respective Instagram handle, with Elsa even attending some of the Eagles’ games. Before sharing their first posts, Reed could be seen leaving sweet comments on Elsa’s Instagram posts. 

The safety was a doubt for the Eagles’ game against the Seahawks, but made it to the team. Before the game, Reed was featured on his girlfriend’s Instagram story, but sadly for the two, it was the Seahawks who took the win. 

Reed Blankenship Wife Or Girlfriend: Get To Know Elsa Shafer 

Reed Blankenship doesn’t have a wife but has a girlfriend in Elsa Shafer. The Philadelphia Eagles safety, Reed, does not come from a family with a sporting background, but his girlfriend does. 

Elsa Shafer is the only daughter of Scott and Missy Elliott Shafer. Elsa’s father, Scott Shafer, is a reputable football coach, having worked mostly as a defensive coach. 

Scott also served as the head coach of Syracuse University from 2013-2015. The football coach’s journey began in 1991 at Indiana University as a graduate assistant, and he slowly climbed the ranks. 

Elsa Pictured With Her Family, Including Parents, Scott, And Elliott, And Brother, Wolfgang Shafer
Elsa Pictured With Her Family, Including Parents, Scott, And Elliott, And Brother, Wolfgang Shafer (Source: Instagram)

His duties as a defensive coordinator began in 2000 at Northern Illinois University. Since then, Scott has worked with several universities, including Illinois, Western Michigan, Stanford, Michigan, Syracuse, and currently at Middle Tennessee. 

Elsa’s older brother, Wolfgang Shafer, followed in his father’s footsteps and is currently an assistant coach at Indiana State University. He previously worked at Marietta College and also served as a defensive graduate assistant at the University of Texas at Austin and Middle Tennessee State University.

Elsa Works As A Teacher 

A graduate of the University of Maryland, Elsa announced earlier this year she had become a teacher. Reed Blankenship’s girlfriend shared an Instagram post of her in the Kindergarten class.

The whiteboard in front of her had a projector image that read, “Welcome to Kindergarten, Ms. Shafer’s Class.” She also recently shared an Instagram story celebrating Grinch Day in Kindergarten. 

Elsa Shafer Works As A Kindergarten Teacher, Having Began Her New Profession In August
Elsa Shafer Works As A Kindergarten Teacher, Having Began Her New Profession In August (Source: Instagram)

With her father working as a football coach, Elsa had to move a lot from one place to another. Previously, in 2017, Elsa shared a family photo as the Shafers left Syracuse after eight years to move to Tennessee. 

On her Instagram handle, Elsa has shared several family snaps, including her visiting her dad and brother during their respective team’s matchday. 

Reed Blankenship And Elsa Shafer Relationship Timeline 

The Eagles safety Reed Blankenship went public with his romance earlier this year in July. The young couple celebrated the Fourth of July in Florida with their close friends. 

It was Reed who first shared a snap of Elsa on his Instagram handle. He shared a photo of him and Elsa having fun in a yacht at Key West The Florida Keys. He captioned the post, “Much needed Keys trip.”

After that post, in August, Elsa was seen with Reed attending Eagles’ practice session. She wrote, “Bring your girlfriend to work day.” 

Elsa Pictured Attending Reed's Practice Session Earlier This Year In August
Elsa Pictured Attending Reed’s Practice Session Earlier This Year In August (Source: Instagram)

Elsa once again shared another romantic post with her NFL boyfriend as she attended the Eagles’ game against the Buffalo Bills. She captioned the post, “Victory Monday looks better in Kelly green.”

With the couple recently showing affection for each other on the public platform, we might see more romantic posts from them in the near future. 

Sriyukta Pradhananga
Sriyukta Pradhananga

Sriyukta Pradhananga

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