Chris Rapp – Father of Bills Safety Taylor Rapp is Married to A Chinese Woman

By GabrielPublished on: November 22, 2023 Updated on: February 14, 2024
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Chris Rapp is the father of Taylor Rapp, an American football safety who currently plays in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills. As is common with famous figures, Taylor’s fans are curious to learn more about his family members.

So, in this article, we are going to talk about some interesting facts about Taylor’s dad, Chris.

Born in the USA, Chris Rapp Grew Up In Canada

Chris, who is mostly known for being the father of footballer Taylor Rapp, was born in Oklahoma, USA. He moved to Canada with his parents in his childhood and grew up there. Chris is of white ethnicity and has British and Canadian roots. One of his parents was from Britain while another from Canada. Apart from that, nothing much is known about his parents.

Chris Married A Chinese Girl – How Did They Meet?

The footballer’s father spent his childhood in Canada and then he went to China for employment where he worked in a steel mill.

While working in Shanghai, China, he met a girl named Chiyan who used to work as a student translator, so we can assume that the couple first met due to their profession as Chris required a translator. Eventually, they started dating each other and later they got married.

Chris Rapp and Chiyan Rapp have been married for over two decades
Chris Rapp and his Wife Chiyan Rapp

After getting married to her, Chris and his wife shifted to Toronto, and then after some time, they moved to Atlanta where they gave birth to their son Taylor. The family didn’t stay in Atlanta for too long as after 3 years of Taylor’s birth they again shifted to Bellingham where they have been living for more than 2 decades now.

Chris Has Two Children With His Wife Chiyan Rapp

The Rapps gave birth to two children, two sons together. Their first child is Austin Rapp who is three years older than their second son Taylor Rapp.

After Chris and his spouse welcomed their two sons, Chiyan’s parents moved to the US to live with them. Her parents helped raise their children while they were busy with their jobs. They used to tell stories based on real life about the cultural revolution in China and the communist takeover of the ’60s and ’70s.

During an interview with ESPN, Taylor shared that he and his brother were frequently shamed and bullied in school because of their Asian appearance. They often wondered why they looked different from their classmates, especially since there were hardly any other Asians living in the area at that time. However, they did not tell their grandparents about the situation so as not to hurt their feelings about their looks.

Chris Rapp with his wife and children
Chris Rapp with his family on his son, Taylor’s matchday

Both of his sons are athletes. Austin, Chris’ elder son, used to play football for his college team. However, there isn’t much information available about Austin Rapp’s career. On the other hand, Taylor, his younger son, is a well-known NFL player.

Chirs seems to be a very supportive father to his sons. He frequently goes to the stadium to watch his son’s match and cheer for him.

Chris is Not So Active on Socials

Even though Chris has gained decent fame, he doesn’t seem to be indulging in being in the limelight. On top of that, he doesn’t share much about his life on his socials. Chris is active on Instagram, however, he has mostly shared photos of nature and natural beauty.

Observing his social media, we can tell that he is a nature and photography lover. Apart from that, he hasn’t shared any other pictures of himself or his family members.