Eli Manning, 36, and Abby McGrew, 33, met when they were students at the University of Mississippi back in 2002, when she was a freshman and Eli was a junior.
The couple were profiled several years ago for a New Orleans newspaper.
“In 2007, Eli knew he wanted Abby to be his wife. During a trip home to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, he designed an engagement ring at Adler’s. A few weeks later, they were slated to take a trip to see her family in Nashville. Abby thought he might propose to her then but Eli just couldn’t wait that long. On a simple Tuesday evening they were spending together, Eli turned toward Abby and got down on his knee. Abby was taken aback at first but breathlessly said ‘Yes!’ He presented her with a gorgeous Adler’s emerald-cut center stone ring, flanked by two emerald-cut diamonds on either side,” the piece read.
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