Kara McCullers (nee Kilfoile) is the wife as Houston Astros starting pitcher, Lance McCullers, Jr.
Here is what you need to know:
1. McCullers Has Been Supporting Her Husband Throughout the Postseason
Kara McCullers has been supporting her husband throughout the postseason and has been sharing photos of some exciting moments over the past couple of weeks. Not only has she been in attendance at Minute Maid Park, but she also traveled to Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York, to support her man.
After the Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series, Kara McCullers posted a photo of her hugging her husband and captioned it, “THIS MOMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WORLD SERIES BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Lance posted the same photo on his account and captioned it with one emoji: The world.
McCullers is often sitting with friends or other WAGs, wearing some custom-swag to cheer on her husband and his team. The photo below shows some of the other wives and girlfriends of Astros players wearing custom-made denim jackets.
2. The Couple Got Married in 2015 & Spent Their Honeymoon in Italy
Kara Kilfoile became Mrs. Lance McCullers on December 19, 2015, according to The Knot. The two said their “I do’s” at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tampa, Florida.
After celebrating the night away with family and friends, the happy couple took a trip of a lifetime. They spent their honeymoon in Italy, visiting Rome, Florence, Venice, and the Amalfi coast, according to TBO.com. Although the two vacationed for two weeks, the Astros star didn’t stop his workouts — but he did so with his new wife as his workout partner in crime.
“He’d have me sit on his shoulders while he did his squats. I thought, ‘Is this for real?’ I’m on my honeymoon, in the hotel room, and I’m on his shoulders so he can do squats,” Kara McCullers told TBO.com.
3. McCullers Jr. Proposed to Kara in Paris
While you might be used to watching Lance McCullers, Jr. throw his best curveball on the mound, there’s another thing that you might not see coming: He’s also super romantic.
On a trip to Paris, France, during the 2013/2014 offseason, McCullers, Jr. got down on one knee and asked Kara to marry him. He did so right in front of the Eiffel Tower, which only adds to the level of romance.
4. McCullers Is a Proud ‘Dog Mama’ & Is Involved in Her Husband’s Charity that Has to Do with Dogs
The McCullers are both huge dog lovers and often share photos of their two dogs on social media. In fact, Kara McCullers calls herself a “puppy mother” in her Instagram biography.
Additionally, both Lance and Kara McCullers active participants in his charity, which raises awareness for stray and homeless animals. It’s a cause that is very near and dear to both of their hearts.
“There are millions of pets across the country without a proper home or caregiver. Numbers show that large breed dogs in shelters have a more difficult time getting adopted and are put to death at a higher rate. The Lance McCullers Jr. Foundation is a non-profit organization established by Lance and his family to invest, bring awareness, and create programs aimed at advocates for stray and homeless animals across the country. The goal is to support shelters and programs that promote pet adoptions and continue on the journey to make Houston a no-kill city,” reads the organization’s website.
“I think the biggest gratification, over making the big leagues, over pitching in the playoffs, was I put a dog on my Instagram page the other day that was going to be euthanized. And in two days, four people filled out adoption papers. That dog got saved. What’s better than that?” Lance McCullers, Jr. told TBO.com back in 2016.
5. McCullers Earned a Bachelors Degree from the University of Central Florida Before Obtaining a Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology at the University of South Florida
Kara McCullers graduated from the University of Central Florida in May of 2014. She went on to obtain a masters degree in speech language pathology from the University of South Florida in her hometown of Tampa.
According to Player Wives, McCullers was in the Kappa Delta sorority in college.