Is Quenton Nelson Still Dating His Girlfriend Lauren Bars?

By AustinPublished on: January 30, 2024 Updated on: January 30, 2024
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The American football guard Quenton Nelson has made a name for himself in the National Football League (NFL). Drafted in 2018, Nelson stands as one of the best contemporary guards in the league playing for the Indianapolis Colts. Given his grand career, people are often curious about his relationship status.

Does the athlete share his success with anyone whilst being married? Keep reading until the end to find out all there is to know about Nelson’s romance.

Is Quenton Nelson Married?

With decent activity on social media, the NFL sensation has not posted anything about his romantic life. However, it can be confidently said that Nelson is not married.

The 28 year old is still young, and his career is at its peak. His utmost focus and determination lie in his outstanding career, leaving him little to no room to settle down.

The NFL guard, Quenton Nelson is not married
The NFL guard, Quenton Nelson is not married 

Moreover, when Nelson is finally ready to settle down, he will hopefully share the good news with his fans and followers. Until then, the focus should be on his career and achievements.

Quenton Nelson Might Have A Girlfriend

Sorry for breaking your heart, ladies, but the handsome hunk may be in a relationship. While Nelson has not shared about his romance on social media, he is possibly dating Lauren Bars.

Their relationship was made public in the last weeks of April 2017 by Lauren. She posted a picture of the duo attending the University of Notre Dame Football Formal. However, it seems like the lovebirds were not seeing each other until September 2017, as she posted photos to celebrate their first anniversary on September 10, 2018.

Quenton Nelson may be still dating his girlfriend Lauren Bars
Nelson kissing Bars. The two made their relationship official in 2017

Unfortunately, that was the last we saw of the pair. There have been no pictures or other interactions between Nelson and Bars since. Nevertheless, both of them follow each other on Instagram. In addition, Lauren follows the football star’s parents.

Being an NFL star’s significant other has its own challenges. As many others have been vocal about it, the public scrutiny is something else. So, Nelson keeping quiet about their relationship might be an attempt to protect Lauren from scrutiny. That way, she does not have to worry about the outrage if her boyfriend does not do well on the field.

Nelson And Bars Went To Different University

The football star attended the University of Notre Dame, while his alleged girlfriend was a student at the University of Mississippi. Then how did the two meet? Well, we don’t exactly know. But it may be through Lauren’s brother, Alex Bars, who was friends with Nelson.

Alex and Quentin share a close bond, and the former has openly credited the latter for heavily influencing his football career. Alex refers to Nelson as ‘Q.’ Talking about his sister’s relationship with the football star, Alex said,

I know ‘Q’ he’s the most respectful guy to women. And you’d rather know the guy, than not know him. She’s down at ole miss so I’m really glad she’s with ‘Q’

Meanwhile, distance was always an issue in their relationship, which the two gracefully embraced and fought through. Even though their current status remains unknown, the sweethearts cherished every moment they spent together.

Lauren Was There To Celebrate His Draft

When Quenton was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in 2018, Lauren was there to celebrate the milestone with him. “Quenton, I’m so glad I was able to share in the excitement of last night—the Colts are lucky to have you! Can’t wait to see the great things you’ll do in the NFL,” Lauren wrote alongside her Instagram post.

Thanks for driving 20 hrs the last 2 days to come to my draft party and celebrate with me! You’re the best Lauren, love you!!” Nelson commented.

Quenton Nelson's girlfriend Lauren Bars celebrated the draft with him
Lauren celebrated the draft with Quenton.

Long-distance has always been the theme of their relationship. “We may be miles away, but you’re always close by in my heart (sic),” she mentioned in their first-anniversary post.

All about Quenton Nelson’s Girlfriend

Lauren Bars, born on August 25, 1998, is 25 years old as of 2024. Her parents are Joe Bars, a former football player at Notre Dame, and Sally Bars, a former swimmer at Michigan State. She has two brothers, Blake and Alex Bars, both football players.

Bars is an Executive Consultant at Paycom. She has been at the company since February 2022, where she started as a client relations representative.

Quenton Nelson's girlfriend Laura Bars with her family
Lauren Bars with he parents and siblings

Previously, she was an analyst at XMS Capital Partner from 2021 to 2022. Lauren was an account manager at Insurance Professionals of Tennessee before that from February 2019 to March 2021.

Likewise, Bars also did two internships at Nashville Design and Custom Interior from December 2016 to March 2017 and Gluck Orthodontics from December 2015 to March 2016.

A Standout Scholar

Lauren completed her education at Harpeth Hall High School. Following that, she earned her Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Mississippi in 2021.

Similarly, Bars attended the University of Notre Dame from May 2021 to May 2022, where she got her Master of Science in Finance.

An Exceptional Athlete

Nelson’s alleged girlfriend played volleyball in high school and college and was pretty good at it. She was the captain of her high school volleyball team. Bars was named All-Region in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Likewise, even in college, she stood out with her skills.

Lauren perfectly balanced her academics and athletics. She was a critical member of the Ole Miss Volleyball team.

At present, Lauren lives in Chicago, Illinois, and the athlete is in Indianapolis.