Hunter Henry’s Wife Parker Henry Approached Him First

By PhillipPublished on: December 7, 2023 Updated on: February 18, 2024
Birthday July 14, 1996
Birthplace Fort Smith, Arkansas
Age 27 years
Husband Hunter Henry
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Hunter Henry, the tight end for the New England Patriots has been married to his wife, Parker Henry for over 5 years. The couple had known each other before Parker began her freshman year.

Even though you may be acquainted with Hunter we are pretty sure that’s not the case for the NFL WAG.  Did you know that Parker recently gave birth to a daughter?  Keep reading the article to learn more about their relationship and her in general.

Parker Is Originally From Fort Smith

She was born Parker Elizabeth Schmidly on July 14, 1996, in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She is the daughter of Heidi Graves and Shannon Schmidly. Mrs. Parker spent most of her childhood years in her hometown alongside her younger brother, Graves Schmidly. He is a risk management advisor at BHC Insurance.

Hunter Henry wife with her family.
Parker with her parents and younger brother.

The 27 year-old completed her high school education and later joined the University of Arkansas where she earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2018.

Hunter Henry And His Wife, Parker Have Been Married Since 2018

Hunter and Parker got hitched on June 30, 2018, at 6 p.m. at The Grandeur House. They had an intimate wedding in front of close friends and family members. The groom wore a black suit while the bride complimented him with her pearl white sleeveless gown.

Hunter Henry and His Wife's wedding.
Parker And Hunter have been married since 2018.

Hunter and his wife went on a honeymoon in Montego Bay Jamaica. The lovely duo has been married for more than five years and their relationship seems to get stronger as time goes on.

Hunter Met His Wife At Lake Ouachita

The footballer met the love of his life at Lake Ouachita the summer before Parker started her freshman year at the University of Arkansas. Both of them were with their family and when Parker saw Henry, she was immediately attracted to him and couldn’t stop staring. Hunter played along and it was the start of their love story.

Parker Was The One Who Made The First Move: She Slid Into Hunter’s Messages

Most of the time it is the men who try to make the first move in a relationship but it is different in the case of Hunter and Parker. In 2018 during an interview with Isaac Rochell’s wife, Allie Kucharczyk on Better Half Podcast, Mrs. Henry spilled the beans on how she slid into her husband’s DM.

So, explaining how they ended up communicating through text the day after they met at the Lake, Parker said,

“The next day, I thought maybe he’d get my number from my cousin but he didn’t. So, I got his number from my cousin. I remember I texted him, can you send me the picture or video that you took yesterday while we were on the lake? I definitely slid into, not as DMs but as texts.”

They were so into each other that they kept texting one another. Having said that, when Parker got into college she specifically told the Patriot’s tight end that she didn’t want a boyfriend at the time.

However, after getting to know Hunter as a person, she knew he was the one for her. The duo officially started dating on September 21, 2014.

Hunter Henry Popped The Question During An Interview At Razorback Practice Field

After dating for three and a half years, Hunter knew it was the right time. He proposed to his future spouse in the middle of an interview at the Razorback practice fields. Parker was surprised and couldn’t contain her excitement. She immediately said yes and the duo got engaged the same day.

Check out the clip from their engagement!

Furthermore, Mrs. Henry (née Schmidly) took to Instagram to let everyone know she was engaged to Hunter. Similarly, Parker also stated that she can’t wait to start the next chapter of her life with him.

They Have A Son And A Daughter

Mr. and Mrs. Henry are parents to two kids. They welcomed their firstborn a son John Ace Henry on December 9, 2021. John arrived a couple of weeks earlier than his due date. He is 2 years old.

Hunter Henry wife with her husband and kids
Parker and Henry have a son and a daughter.

Likewise, in September of 2023, the Henry household welcomed a new member into their family. The couple became parents for the second time to their daughter Rivi Grace Henry born on September 1, 2023. The family of four currently resides in their beautiful house in central Fayetteville.

Hunter’s Partner Parker Henry Works As A Vice President For Arbonne

Parker is currently working as a vice president for Arbonne. The company focuses on promoting healthy living through its plant-based, bio-based, and scientifically derived ingredients. It has been actively serving its customers for the past 40 years.

Hunter Henry Wife is a vice president at Arbonne.
Parker is a vice president at Arbonne.

Besides, Hunter’s life partner was a registered nurse for Orange County Global Medical Center. She started working for the medical center on October 31, 2018, and worked there until 2020.

Hunter And His Wife Got Baptized In February 2020

Hunter grew up in a Christian household alongside his father Mark Henry who is a pastor at Fellowship Bible Church. The footballer is a strong believer in god and it is the same reason he and his significant half got baptized in the Jordan River in 2020.


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The baptism ceremony was conducted by his dad and he even took to Instagram to share his experience with everyone. Hunter also mentioned that being able to baptize Parker and vice versa was an unreal moment for him and he couldn’t wait to experience god on a new level.