Harrison Butker, Wife Spotted Together For First Time Since Controversy

By Jason Hall

June 14, 2024

Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl Ring Ceremony - Red Carpet
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Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker and his wife, Isabelle, were spotted together publicly for the first time since his controversial "homemaker" comments during a commencement speech went viral last month.

The couple attended the Chiefs' Super Bowl LVIII ring ceremony at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Thursday (June 13) night and posed for pictures on the event's red carpet.

Butker, 28, took aim at working women, the LGBTQ+ community and abortion rights during a recent graduation ceremony at Benedictine College in May, which the NFL publicly condemned amid criticism. The three-time Super Bowl champion, quoted a song by Taylor Swift, the billionaire pop superstar girlfriend of teammate Travis Kelce, before taking aim at what he claimed were "diabolical lies told to women," and the LGBTQ+ community -- which Swift has publicly been an outspoken ally for -- claiming Pride Month represented "deadly sins," as well as abortion, in vitro fertilization, surrogacy, President Joe Biden and what he referred to as "the cultural emasculation of men."

"For the ladies present today, congratulations on an amazing accomplishment," Butker said. "I want to speak directly to you briefly because I think it is you, the women, who have had the most diabolical lies told to you."

“Some of you may go on to lead successful careers in the world, but I would venture to guess that the majority of you are most excited about your marriage and the children you will bring into this world," he added.

Butker was drafted by the Carolina Panthers at No. 233 overall in the seventh-round of the 2017 NFL Draft, but was waived early in his rookie season and signed by the Chiefs off the Panthers' practice squad on September 26, 2017. The former Georgia Tech standout has emerged as one of the NFL's best kickers, kicking a game-winning field goal during Kansas City's Super Bowl LVII win against the Philadelphia Eagles, setting a career record for field goals in the Super Bowl (9) during his four appearances and making the longest field goal in Super Bowl history during the Chiefs' win against the San Francisco 49ers in February and leading the NFL in scoring during the 2019 regular season.

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