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Cooper Manning’s Wife Ellen Heidingsfelder is an Attorney; Her Bio



Ellen Heidingsfelder is an attorney widely recognized as the wife of an American entrepreneur and television personality Cooper Manning. Her husband is the host of the TV show The Manning Hour best known for The 2017 ESPY Awards (2017), Capital One College Bowl (2021), and College Bowl (2021). Further, Cooper is the eldest son of former football quarterback Archie Manning and the brother of Peyton Manning and Eli Manning.

Talking about her marriage to her husband, the couple tied the knot in 1999. As of today, they have already been married for over two decades and are leading a graceful married life together ever since. Do they have any children?

Here, in this article, know everything about Ellen Heidingsfelder including her career as an attorney, her college, and her net worth.

Full Summary of Ellen Heidingsfelder

Date of Birth December 20, 1968
Age 54
College The University of Virginia (UVA)
Net Worth $1 million
Height 5 feet and 6 inches
Current Residence New Orleans
Husband Cooper Manning
Children Three
Profession Attorney
Nationality American

How Old Is Ellen Heidingsfelder? Her Parents And Siblings

As of 2023, Ellen Heidingsfelder is 54 years of age. She was born Ellen Henican Heidingsfelder on December 20, 1968, in New Orleans, Louisiana under the birth sign Sagittarius.

Young Ellen Heidingsfelder

She was raised by her father Dr. Charles E Heidingsfelder, and her mother Dot Heidingsfelder in her hometown. The celebrity wife grew up alongside her two siblings Molly Silvia Charles and Jane Heidingsfelder.

Besides, the celebrity wife who has a height of 5 feet and 6 inches belongs to the white Caucasian ethnicity and holds American nationality.

Ellen’s Mother Died In 2020; Her Short Details

Coming up to 2023, it’s been nearly three years since Ellen’s mom Dorothy Henican “Dot” Heidingsfelder died. She passed away at the age of 77 on March 31, 2020. For a long time, Dorothy was struggling a Parkinson’s disease and dementia. She later died of COVID.

Ellen’s beloved momma was born on June 3, 1942, to her parents Mr. and Mrs. Caswell Ellis Henican. She attended the Academy of the Sacred Heart and graduated in 1960. She was an alumnus of Barat College.

Ellen Heidingsfelder College: She Played Volleyball In High School

Like her late mother Dot, Ellen also joined the Academy of Sacred Heart. During her high school period, Heidingsfelder was not only focused on studying but was a member of a Volleyball team as well.

Ellen Heidingsfelder is a former volleyball player
Ellen Heidingsfelder on the volleyball team in her high school

The 1987 Sacred Heart graduate was a talented 5-9 middle hitter on the school’s volleyball team. As a senior volleyballer in 1986, Ellen was even named the most valuable player (MVP) in the school’s first state championship game.

Further, for her college, the celebrity spouse enrolled at the University of Virginia and received a degree of B.A. At UVA, Heidingsfelder was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She later completed her Juris Doctorate from Loyola University School of Law.

Cooper Manning Wife Ellen Heidingsfelder is an Attorney

As aforementioned, Ellen studied Law at Loyola University where Cooper’s wife was also a member of the Law Review. After completing her Juris Doctorate, Heidingsfelder started as a maid in Mithras and Acheans. She later started working as an attorney. Shortly after her debut as a lawyer, Heidingsfelder was also introduced to Rex.

She later worked as an associate in the law firm of Leake, Anderson, and Mann, L.L.P. But, after becoming a mother, Ellen permanently left her career to take care of her children. Once in an exclusive talk, Ellen told

“When Coop and I decided to have kids it was decided he’d be the breadwinner and I run the household,”

Further, Ellen also explained that her decision to become a housewife went perfectly.

Ellen Heidingsfelder Is Cooper Manning’s Wife

Ellen Heidingsfelder walked down the aisle with her husband Cooper on March 27, 1999, in a private marriage ceremony among close friends and family. Following their wedding, the newlywed couple settled in New Orleans. Before marriage, they reportedly dated each other for about 2 years.

Ellen Heidingsfelder is married to Cooper Manning
Ellen Heidingsfelder with her husband

So far, it’s already been almost 24 years since Ellen has been a wife to the American TV personality Cooper Manning and their relationship still looks stronger than ever.

From their over two-decade-long marriage, they have been parents to three beautiful children. To date, this beautiful duo is thriving in their union as a husband and wife beautifully and gracefully.

Ellen’s Husband Suffered From Spinal Stenosis Condition

Long before Ellen’s marriage with her husband, her spouse Manning was diagnosed with Spinal Stenosis and underwent surgery as well. Even after they got married, Cooper used to have frequent visits to the neurosurgeon. During the check-up routine, his doctor Donald Richardson, a neurosurgeon has told,

He will he bound to a wheelchair by the time he’s 40.’”

Despite listening to a cruel truth, Heidingsfelder fully supported her husband in his critical condition. In the doctor’s statement, Heidingsfelder responded without hesitation and said,

“I’d have married him anyway,”

Ellen Heidingsfelder Is A Mother Of Three With Her Husband 

From her marriage, Ellen welcomed three children, one daughter named May Manning and two sons Arch Manning and Heid Manning.

Ellen Heidingsfelder is a mother
Ellen Heidingsfelder with her children and husband

May is her eldest child born in the year 2002 which makes her 21 years of age as of 2023. Then, she gave birth to her first son Arch on May 19, 2005. He is soon to turn 18 years old in 2023. Further, her youngest son Heid came into this world in 2006 and is currently 17 years old.

As of present, all her children have already ventured into the athletic world.

Heidingsfelder’s Daughter Is A Volleyball Player

Belonging to a great athletic family, Ellen’s daughter May played volleyball at the Academy of the Sacred Heart, the same high school where her mom studied at.

Ellen Heidingsfelder's children are player
Ellen Heidingsfelder’s daughter in a volleyball team

In 2020, May was named the Most Valuable Player plaque for the state-champion cardinals. For her volleyball-playing ability, she gave credit to her mom and said,

“The Mannings are great athletes but I get my volleyball talents and ability from my mom. She could really pop the ball from what I’ve heard.”

As said earlier, Ellen’s two sons Arch and Heid are also into games. They are members of the Newman (New Orleans) football squad.

She Is On Instagram

The former attorney, Ellen is private on Instagram. Further, she doesn’t seem to have an account on other social media handles.

On the other hand, her famous husband Cooper is on Instagram with 17.9k followers.

Ellen Heidingsfelder’s Net Worth

Ellen is reported to have a net worth of $1 million. Meanwhile, her husband Cooper Manning is super rich with an estimated fortune of $13 million.

The couple now resides in their house located in New Orleans, Louisiana with their children.


When did Cooper Manning get married?

Cooper got married to his wife Ellen in 1999 and are in a beautiful marital relationship ever since.

Who is Cooper Manning’s wife?

His wife Ellen is a former attorney who studied law at The University of Virginia (UVA).


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