The Truth About Michael Brantley's Wife, Melissa Brantley

The Houston Astros will face the Atlanta Braves in the 2021 Major League Baseball World Series this week, and one person likely to be rooting for the Texas-based team is Melissa Brantley, wife of Astros left fielder Michael Brantley. Brantley, a 34-year-old veteran player, recently made headlines for reaching a postseason hitting streak of 16 games — one of the longest streaks in the sport's history, according to Audacity

The former Cleveland player is also a self-described family man. In 2019, he told his power as a player comes from "daddy strength." He and his wife, Melissa, have three children together — Mariah, Michael III, and Maxwell — and by numerous accounts, the family leads a fairly private lifestyle offseason, per Bio Gossip. While neither Michael nor Melissa have known social media accounts, the two often show up at fundraisers and charity events together with their children in tow. While Melissa seems content to let her husband take the spotlight, he's always credited her for supporting his baseball career.

She's a stay-at-home mom

A seemingly private person, little is known about Melissa Brantley, wife of Houston Astros left fielder Michael Brantley. A report in Sports Illustrated noted in 2015 that one of Michael's children was his then-8-year-old stepson, indicating Melissa's oldest son is from a previous relationship. Numerous sources including Players Wives claim Melissa is a stay-at-home mom who's devoted to her children, but she occasionally accompanies her husband to public events celebrating his achievements. When the MLB player was named an All Star in 2018, she and their three oldest children showed up to support their husband and father.

After their youngest son, Maxwell, was born in June 2017, Brantley told a reporter in a YouTube video he and his wife had agreed not to have more children. "We're in agreement — we had our last one," he said. While the couple keeps their relationship mostly private, one thing is clear — Melissa is a supportive wife.