Matthew Stafford’s wife, Kelly, regrets snapping at Instagram troll

Kelly Stafford, the wife of Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford, apologized Wednesday to an Instagram user after resorting to “name-calling” in an online exchange.

The “Morning After” podcast host, 33, called out the critic earlier in the day Wednesday after they posted a rude message in the comments section of one of her most recent posts.

“He [Stafford] could have his pick of women so just a little bit of makeup. If you weren’t married you’d have it on,” the message read, to which Kelly responded in an Instagram Story, “A typical misogynistic pig. Happy holidays!”

Kelly Stafford with her husband, Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford.
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Kelly Stafford posted an apology to an Instagram troll on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022.
Kelly Stafford posted an apology to an Instagram troll on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022.
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Kelly, who shares four children with last year’s Super Bowl champ, 34, walked back on her remarks hours later and apologized to the critic.

“I resorted to name calling which I truly do not like,” Kelly expressed in a separate Instagram Story. “So I apologize to [the user], but maybe you should think about if someone said that to your wife or daughters … I’m sure you would be wildly upset.

“I wasn’t upset because if you listened to my podcast yesterday, you know I don’t pull confidence from how I look … it’s part of the reason I wear makeup seldomly. It’s a big reason I love my thirties because I am finally comfortable in my skin. I know what I stand for and my values and knowing who I am is what gives me confidence.”

Kelly Stafford shares four daughters with husband Matthew Stafford.
Kelly Stafford shares four daughters with husband Matthew Stafford.
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Kelly concluded her message by asking the individual in question to accept her apology, but to also note “how upset you would be if the tables were turned.”

“Name calling is not something I am fond of, so please accept my apology, but understand how upset you would be if the tables were turned,” she shared.

In the wake of the exchange, some of Kelly’s fans took to Instagram, where they thanked the mother of four for always keeping it real.

Matthew Stafford and wife Kelly Stafford following the Rams' NFC Championship win in January 2022.
Matthew Stafford and wife Kelly Stafford following the Rams’ NFC Championship win in January 2022.
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“Thank you for showing so many people that you don’t have to wear make-up or comply with others’ perceptions of beauty to be beautiful! You’re an amazing role model for so many women, young women & people in general,” one fan remarked, while another expressed, “You are beautiful inside & out. You are raising strong women to feel confident all on their own.”

College sweethearts, Kelly has been married to Stafford since 2015, and together, they share four daughters: 5-year-old twins Chandler and Sawyer, Hunter, 4, and 2-year-old Tyler.