College sweethearts Saquon BarkleyHas been in a relationship with a long-term love for many years Anna CongdonSince before he was drafted, the New York Giants.
The twosome met while at Penn State University and made their relationship official in January 2017.
“One year with my king!” she gushed via Instagram in January 2018. “Who would’ve known that acting a little crazy on this day would lead to the start of what we have!! I have learned so much from you in such a short time. thank you for your wisdom, patience & understanding – you are truly one of a kind. your love is never taken for granted.”
The running back shared a tribute of his own at the time, simply writing, “Thankful for this past year with you!! Love you ❤.”
Barkley entered the NFL draft several months later. He decided to skip his senior years at PSU. Congdon revealed that she was pregnant in March 2018.
“One month until @saquon and i get to meet our little angel 👼🏽💛🌿,” she captioned a photo from her baby shower at the time.
Congdon gave her birth to their daughter just 48 hours after he had been selected second overall at 2018 draft.
“Words can’t even describe how I feel right now. You are the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen in my life,” the Heisman Trophy finalist wrote via Instagram at the time. “Thank God for blessing me with you in my life and into my arms. I pray that I can be the best dad to you and help your grow into an amazing woman. I love you so so so much #DaddysLittleGirl Jada Clare Barkley 4.24.18 ❤️.”
As injuries plagued Barkley’s first couple of seasons with the Giants, questions about his relationship with Congdon also surfaced when they seemingly deleted old photos of each other. He gave Congdon a shout-out for encouraging Barkley to finish his undergraduate degree at Penn State in 2022.
“Everyone pushed me. My parents (Alibay Barkley Tonya Johnson) pushed me to accomplish it, Anna pushed me to accomplish it, coach Franklin, obviously, and coach Huff, my running back coach at the time, and I was happy to get it done,” he told reporters in May 2018. “I also thought it would be good to get my degree to set an example for my siblings and my family. I’m happy I was able to accomplish something that was a goal of mine. My kids, including Jada and my sons, should be goal-setters. They can accomplish anything they set their minds to if they work hard enough. I would love for them to one day say I want to accomplish this and actually see it come to fruition.”
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