WEDDINGS
01/30/2014 04:03 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Another Reason To Love Peyton Manning (Not That You Needed One)

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19:  Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after they defeated the New England Patriots 26
DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Some athletes count on stuffed animals and Popeyes chicken to bring them good luck before a big game. But Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning's good luck charms for Sunday's Super Bowl hit a little closer to home.

"It's my family –- my wife and twins," Manning told People magazine on Tuesday.

"My entire family keeps me positive and they always support me," he said. "They will be coming to town to be with me. Without them, I would not be where I am today. I am very grateful."

(Story continues after photo)
2014-01-30-PEYTONMANNINGWIFE_original.jpg
Manning and his wife Ashley in 2007 // Credit: Gary W. Green/MCT/MCT via Getty Images

Manning has been married to his wife Ashley since St. Patrick's Day 2001. They first met before Peyton's freshman year of college when Ashley's parents' next-door neighbor introduced them. In March 2011, the couple welcomed twins -- a boy and a girl.

The Mannings, however, remain private about their marriage and family as a whole.

"I like to stay out of the spotlight," Ashley told Indianapolis Woman magazine back in 2006. "People may think I am aloof, but I'm not, and I am not shy by any means, but I always let Peyton shine."

Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost Weddings on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

HuffPost

BEFORE YOU GO

PHOTO GALLERY
Best 2013 Sports Photos
CONVERSATIONS