Who is Joe Kelly’s Wife? Why did Shohei Ohtani gift Porsche to Ashley Kelly?

Ashley Kelly is the beloved wife of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly. She became popular when Shohei Ohtani gifted her a Porsche. 

Who is Joe Kelly's Wife? Why did Shohei Ohtani gift Porsche to Ashley Kelly?
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Ashley Nicole Kelly and Joe Kelly first met when they were at the University of California. Ashley was a star soccer player during her college time. She got her degree in sociology and film and visual culture from the university.

Ashley is the daughter of a former baseball player Derek Parks, who played for the Minnesota Twins from 1992 to 1994. She was a wonderful athlete during her school and university time.

The couple exchanged vows in 2013 and share four kids Knox, twins Crue and Blake, and Kai. They both often share pictures of their beloved children on their Instagram accounts.

 

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The Kelly Family Holiday Card that there never was (because…well life was happening too fast for mama to add something else to the list). We pray for your new year to be filled with peace, happiness, lots of love, quality time with those who you care about, and a gifted Porsche at your doorsteps 🫶🏼 Have some fun, don’t take things too seriously & enjoy whatever ride you’re on!
-Joseph, Ashley, Knox (7), Crue (3), Blake (3) & ShoKai (8 Months)” Ashley wrote on Instagram.

Why did Shohei Ohtani gift Porsche to Ashley Kelly?

Ashley Kelly has gone viral on social media because of a campaign by her to convince the MLB star Shohei Ohtani to sign with her husband’s team the Los Angeles Dodgers. Ashley also offered Ohtani the jersey number (17) of her husband. Finally, the campaign was successful and she convinced her husband to give number 17 to the newly signed Ohtani.

Ashley posted a video on her Instagram in which she opens the front door and is shocked to see a surprise gift, a Porsche, by Shohei Ohtani. That was a thanksgiving to her for the social media campaign and number 17 jersey.

 

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Joe Kelly’s Professional Career

Joe Kelly made his MLB debut on June 10, 2012, for the St. Louis Cardinals. He also played for the Boston Red Sox, and Chicago White Sox before joining the Los Angeles Dodgers On July 28, 2023. He throws and bats right-handed.

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