Andrew Van Ginkel Fathers Two Children with His Wife Samantha

By SarahPublished on: November 12, 2023 Updated on: February 15, 2024
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Andrew Ginkel, the Miami Dolphins linebacker, and his wife, Samantha Van Ginkel started going out in their freshman year in high school. The high school sweethearts are now married and have children together.

It’s not that the couple hasn’t faced any hardships in their over a decade-long togetherness, however, their love has won against all the hardships and challenges. Aren’t you excited to learn more about their relationship?

This article provides full details about their dating history.

Andrew Van Ginkel Married Samantha Van Ginkel In 2020

Andrew and Samantha tied the knot on February 15, 2020, after dating for almost a decade. Talking about their wedding details, these two got married at the Country Celebration Event Center.

The bride looked beautiful in a white gown while the groom opted for a blue suit. All their close friends and families attended their wedding and shared some love and laughter.

Andrew Van Ginkel and his wife Samantha Van Ginkel
Andrew and Samantha married each other after dating for over a decade.

Sam posted their wedding photos a couple of days later, but Andrew took his time and posted their picture after a month wishing 1 month anniversary to his wife.

The married couple have two sons, Leo Barrett and Ripken Kai. They are living together in Miami, Florida.

Andrew Slid Into Samantha’s Facebook Messages When They Were 15

Andrew and Samantha were freshmen in their high school when they met for the first time. Gikel approached her first and they went on their first date on December 15, 2011.

The couple shared that they were very awkward on their first date as they had only communicated in messages. The teenage couple went to the same college, Iowa Western Community College for their further studies. They started living together in an apartment when Andrew went to the University of Wisconsin for his football career.

Their lives were full of adventures as Gikel’s football career was starting to look serious. His biggest supporter, Sam was always beside him throughout his journey. She would go to the games and post how proud she was of him on her Instagram.

The Lovebirds Got Engaged On Their Aniversary

After seven years of knowing each other, Andrew knew it was time to take the next step and got a ring for his lover. They were on a date for their anniversary celebration when he decided to get on his knees in front of festive lights.

Andrew Van Ginkel on one knee as he proposed to his then-girlfriend turned wife, Samantha
Andrew proposed to his girlfriend on their dating anniversary.

Sam took to her Instagram to wish her partner their anniversary on December 15, 2018. 13 hours later, she announced her engagement with overwhelmed emotion and a caption that the year was going to be the best one. They were engaged for over a year before tying the knot in 2020.

They Announced Their Pregnancy Within A Year Of Their Marriage

Samantha revealed her pregnancy on Christmas 2020. The couple became parents on July 8, 2021, when their firstborn, Leo Barrett Van Ginkel arrived in this world. Within a month of being born, the little guy visited his father at his training camp. Andrew shared how he was super stoked for his son and had to juggle between camp and caring for the newborn.

Andrew and Samantha Van Ginkel with their two children
Andrew and Samantha are the parents of two sons.

The 2-year-old boy became a big brother in February 2023 when his parents gave birth to his little brother, Ripken Kai Van Ginkel. Sam announced her second pregnancy with a cute photo of Leo with the caption “Baby 2, we can’t wait for you.”

Besides being the parents of Leo and Ripken, they are parents of two dogs, Piper and Ryder. They have had Piper since they were dating each other but Ryder is the newest addition to the family. The family of 6 are living happily and surrounded by love.

Andrew Van Ginkel’s Wife Is A Licensed Esthetician

Born on September 23, 1996, Sam is a native of Rock Valley, Lowa who pursued a degree in Criminal Justice/ Law Enforcement Administration at Lowa Western Community College. She then joined Aveda Institute Madison in 2018 for a License to be an esthetician and skin care specialist.


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Talking about her career, she started working part-time as an equine trainer at Rolling V Ranch when she was in fifth grade. In 2016, she worked as a security guard at Per Mar Security Services and as a Security Officer Supervisor at Securitas Security Services.

Sam also taught two-year-old kids at Play Haven Child Care while also working as a security officer at Per Mar Security Services. After getting her license on skin care, she worked as a front desk coordinator at Oasis Spa and Salon. Her last job was at a European Wax Center where she worked from April 2018 to December 2018.

Samantha Van Ginkel Works With The Miami Dolphins Women’s Organization

The 27-year-old NFL WAG has been volunteering at the Miami Dolphins Women’s Organization since 2019. Apart from this, she has been volunteering at the Urban Plunge and Ronald McDonald House Charities as well as is a member of the Volunteer Club which helps organizations in the Council Bluffs and Omaha areas.

Sam is the Crew Captain at Love Your Melon whose mission is to help children who are battling cancer in the States.  She is also a student team leader at Aveda Institute Madison. Besides these organizations, she and her husband, Andrew have attended various charities and have donated funds for needy people.

About Author: Sarah

Though I have started writing NFL related blogs recently, I have fallen in love with this world. Hope you like my work as much as I enjoy writing these.