LSU Head Football Coach Brian Kelly Files For Divorce After 28 Years Of Marriage

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A divorce and a restraining order? Damn, Brian Kelly is not messing around.

LSU head football coach, Brian Kelly, filed for divorce today in East Baton Rouge Parish Family Court from his wife of 28 years, Francisca Kelly.

Kelly, his wife, and their children are pictured below.

Tiger Rag stated in their article that Kelly notes they:

“Will live separate and apart without reconciliation.”

He didn’t stop there, though.

On top of the filing, he also requested a restraining order against his soon-to-be ex-wife to secure all his assets. According to the divorce petition, he requests exclusive use of their Baton Rouge home.

After he earned 9 million dollars in his first season with LSU, I am sure he is worried about his earning being taken from him. Not the mention the 10-year contract he just signed that is worth close to $100 million.

The most interesting part of the whole deal is that the two were never married under a covenant. Due to the amount of time that they were “common law” married, it still leads to the grounds of a formal divorce.

“A covenant marriage is an arrangement where marrying spouses agree that their marriage will last for the rest of their lives. However, it does provide for a divorce in a limited number of situations.”

I mean, what screams Louisiana more than a common-law marriage and divorce?

A unique set of circumstances under this divorce, but nether the less, it is still sad to see such a long marriage come to an end.

Conveniently for Brian Kelly, Mardi Gras is right around the corner.

Maybe him and Coach O can go cruising for chicks?


According to WBRZ, Kelly and his wife have reconciled and he plans to dismiss the petition for divorce.

“Two members of the family posted photos of the Kellys in response to the divorce reports, indicating they were staying together.

A person inside the the athletic department said Kelly would ask that the matter be dismissed.”

Welp… that was fast.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock