Ed Kelce

by Charleen 19 Feb,2023
Ed Kelce
Personal Info
  • Relationship Status divorced
  • No. of Instagram Followers
  • First Name Ed
  • Last Name Kelce
  • Birth Name Ed Kelce
  • Currently Married No
  • Birth Country United States
  • Married to Donna Kelce (ex-wife)
  • Famous Name Ed Kelce
  • Instagram
  • Children Travis Kelce, Jason Kelce
  • Divorce Yes
  • Date
  • Nationality American
  • Profession Retired Contractor
  • Famous for Travis Kelce's father

Ed Kelce is the proud father of NFL stars Travis Kelce and Jason Kelce. Ed initially worked as a sales representative in the steel business, raising his two kids in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. The Kelce brothers are two of the best players in the NFL world and arguably the best at their respective roles. 

Furthermore, Ed and his then-wife Donna were married for nearly 25 years. It is reported that the duo separated after their sons graduated college. Ed now resides near Jason and his family in Philadelphia. Ed's ex-wife, Donna, worked in banking for over three decades. Despite their separation, they reportedly have good terms, and they were also presented in the Super Bowl 2023 to support their sons, who were playing against each other.

Story of Ed Kelce and Wife Donna Kelce Marriage To Divorce

Ed Kelce and Donna tied the knot in the late '70s. After five years of marriage, they welcomed their first child named Jason. Less than two years later, they became a family of four with the addition of Travis Kelce in 1989. The Kelce couple raised their kids in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

Ed's children went to the University of Cincinnati, where both of them played college football. After being together for over 25 years, Ed and Donna ended their marriage after choosing to go on their own paths. They divorced following their son's college graduation. 

DonnaDonna Kelce and Ed Kelce at the Rihanna & Chris Stapleton press conference. SOURCE: Twitter @EmRies22

Despite their separation, they have a good relationship. Once, Donna talked with New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce's podcast, where she opened up about her feelings towards Ed. She said they are still friends and do not have ill will towards Ed. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Ed relocated from Cleveland to Philadelphia. He resides a mile away from his son, Jason's nine-acre farm. It is reported that he regularly visits the place to help Jason and his wife, Kylie to help them produce in their garden. 

What Illness Does Ed Kelce Have? Health Condition

Ed Kelce's illness was revealed on his sons' hit podcast, New Heights. In the podcast, the NFL star opened up about why his father was not able to pursue a military career. Ed grew up in a significant military presence. So, he was also interested in serving his country.

Ed Ed Kelce joins podcast of his sons.  SOURCE: YouTube @New Heights

All of his family members were in the service. However, Ed was not able to join the army due to a pre-existing knee injury. It is reported that he had an old high school football injury. Despite being rejected from joining the army, Ed was advised to try the Coast Guard. Ed even went to the boot camp, but he couldn't continue as he discovered he had Crohn's disease. 

After that, Kelce went on to have a very successful career in the steel industry. 

Ed Kelce Family Background: Short Details on His Early Life

As mentioned earlier, Kelce was a sales rep in the steel business but had a military background like the rest of his family members. He is a native of Cleveland and spent most of his early days there. Initially, Ed was attracted to the sport of football in high school.

Following that passion, Ed gave up college, but coming from a family with a military background, he thought of serving his country. 

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Ed Kelce and Donna Sat Apart in State Farm Stadium for Super Bowl 57

Ed and Donna were at Super Bowl 57 as their two sons squared off against each other. Travis is a Kansas City Chiefs tight end, while Jason is the Philadelphia Eagles center. In Super Bowl history, the Kelce brothers became the first to play against each other.

Travis Kelce went home with the Lombardi Trophy, as his team won 38-35. In the historical moment, their parents were also presented the cheer their sons up. However, the former couple, Ed and Donna, grabbed people's eyes as they sat separately in the State Farm Stadium.

Donna Donna Kelce and Ed Kelce before Super Bowl 2023.  SOURCE: Twitter @MikeGarafolo

Ed and Donna were extended invitations to sit in Roger Goodell's box for Super Bowl 5, but only Donna took the offer. So, both of them enjoyed seeing their two sons in a Super Bowl game. 

Ed's Ex-Wife Donna Worked in Banking for Many Years

Donna is an experienced figure who has served in the banking sector for over 30 years. She worked for Mastercard before serving at a local bank in Cleveland. Furthermore, Donna gained widespread recognition on several occasions, the most significant of which was in January when she watched her sons' Wild Card playoff games.

Ed's ex-partner traveled over 1,200 miles to watch Travis play against the Pittsburgh Steelers after watching Jason's Eagles game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Not only that, but she also attended a post-game news meeting after the second match. 

DonnaDonna Kelce watches the 2020 NFL draft on TV.  SOURCE: Twitter @dkelce1

Moreover, Donna is an active Twitter user whose account is registered as @dkelce1. She has gained over 29.3k followers since August 2011. 

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