Matthew Stafford's Wife Kelly Says She Was 'Miserable' During His Super Bowl Run and Couldn't Eat for Weeks

On her podcast, the mother of four looked back on the challenges of her quarterback husband's first season in Los Angeles

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  • Kelly Stafford looks back on her husband Matthew's Super Bowl run in 2022 on the latest episode of her podcast The Morning After

  • The mother of four said her weight dropped to 90 lbs. and that she was "miserable"

  • Stafford shared her perspective with Emily Mayfield, the wife of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield

Matthew Stafford’s wife Kelly was so “miserable” during his 2022 Super Bowl run that her weight dropped to 90 lbs., she says.

“I felt like I was so nervous that Super Bowl year [2022] for Matthew,” Stafford said on the latest episode of her The Morning After podcast, while talking to Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield’s wife, Emily.

She added, “Every game, I couldn’t hold anything down. I was miserable. I was miserable. I think I weighed 90 lbs.”

While the Rams went on to win the Super Bowl, 23-20, over the Cincinnati Bengals, Kelly looks back on the time with seemingly mixed emotions.

Related: Kelly Stafford Says Matthew Stafford Is Struggling to Connect With Younger Teammates: ‘It’s Kind of Sad’

“It was just very blurry,” she told Emily.

The mother of four found life on the L.A. sidelines a transition, since her quarterback husband had been traded the previous January from the Detroit Lions to the Rams.

Previously, the signal-caller had spent 12 seasons in Detroit before the family made the move.

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Steven King/Icon Sportswire via Getty

In her conversation, Kelly shared her perspective with Emily, who is also adapting to a new city after Baker found his fourth NFL home in Tampa this season.

For Kelly, this past season was not without its challenges.

Last August on her podcast, the University of Georgia alum shared that her then-35-year-old husband was struggling to relate to his younger teammates.

Related: Kelly Stafford 'Felt Pretty Bad' After Commenting on Husband Matthew's Struggle to Connect with Rams Teammates

"It's kind of crazy,” Kelly said on the podcast, via ESPN. “So, Matthew's been in the league a long time. He's like, 'The difference in the locker room has changed so significantly.' They have a lot of rookies on their team, they're very young. But he's like, 'I feel like I can't connect.' "

She continued, "They say 'sir' to him and s---," Kelly shared. "He's like, 'No, we're on the same level here, we're both playing in the league. Let me get to know you.' He said it's so different and so hard to get to know these guys. He had a book printed out. He had the equipment guy get a book printed of all their faces, and all their names, 'cause he's like, 'I need to know their names.' We need to talk, so I'm gonna find their names and I'm gonna say, 'Hey so-and-so, how was your weekend?' So, they know I know them and maybe we should get to know each other so there's chemistry on the field.' ”

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Shortly afterward, Kelly expressed regret about being so candid, telling a Detroit news station that her comments were “probably the worst thing I’ve done when it comes to [Matthew].”

“I spoke on a topic that I think, it’s relatable, to the fact that it’s hard to relate to someone who is 10 years younger than you. And I do think that’s entirely true. But I’m not in an NFL locker room; I’m not spending every day with these teammates,” Kelly said at the time.

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