January 17, 2021

Bethany Dempsey is USA Soccer Team Clint Dempsey’s wife

Clinton Drew “Clint” Dempsey was born on March 9, 1983. He is an American soccer player who plays for Tottenham Hotspur and the United States national team. Dempsey is married to Bethany Jean Keegan Dempsey. They have a daughter named Elyse and a son named Jackson.


Bethany Dempsey met Clint Dempsey when they were both studying at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. Although she was dating someone else while they were at Furman, they became good friends. They found each other again when he was in Boston playing for the New England Revolution, both were single are that time. They dated for just one year and then he proposed.

The couple got married on July 28, 2007 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. Her father Patrick Keegan walked her down the aisle.

They have two children together; a daughter, Elyse and a son, Jackson. The entire family lives in Wimbeldon, England, where Clint plays.

Clint Dempsey’s wife was one of the few selected to partake in the body painting of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue before the 2010 World Cup. The body paint art was by Joanne Gair and photographed in New York by Taiwan/American photographer Yu Tsai alongside other soccer wives and girlfriends like Abbey Clancy, (England, Peter Crouch) Sarah Brander (Germany, Bastian Schweinsteiger) and Melissa Satta (Italy, Christian Vieri). This was Bethany’s debut in modeling. Bethany said:

“I had first known I was in consideration for the World Cup wives feature when they told me that it would be with body paint. I was a little unsure, but I looked at some of the past body paint features in SI and other work by Joanne Gair. Her work was really amazing so I decided to do it”.

Bethany got her Masters degree from Appalachian State University in her native Boone, North Carolina. After they got married, she joined her famous husband in England, where she did an internship in Educational Psychology.

Her husband Clint first represented the United States at the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship in the United Arab Emirates. He made his first appearance with the senior team on November 17, 2004, against Jamaica. In his spare time he is a fisherman. Follow Clint Dempsey on Twitter here. And like his Official Fan Page on Facebook here.