There are many celebrities who married people who aren’t famous and Russell Wilson happens to be one of them. While the American football play-maker is making the waves in his burgeoning NFL career; he also got hitched to lesser-known Ashton Meem, his high school sweetheart and the love of his life.
Interestingly, the amazing pair had a long-term romantic relationship but soon after their marriage, their relationship began to deteriorate; thus leading to a divorce. But the big question in the mind of his numerous fans has been – what led to their divorce? Read on, as we take you through all you need to know about Ashton Meem. Also, find out about her subsequent relationship after her divorce from Wilson below.
Who is Ashton Meem – Former Wife of Russell Wilson?
The lesser-known Ashton Meem is a gorgeous American advertising operations assistant; notable for being the former spouse of the American football superstar Russell Wilson. She rose to the mainstream following her marriage to the football quarterback in 2012. However, their marriage was all rosy until it abruptly came to an end in 2014 amid rumors of infidelity. Meanwhile, Wilson is currently married to the famous American singer Ciara.
The Richmond, Virginia native Ashton Meem came into this world on 6th September 1987. She was born to American parents Lang Meem and his wife Molly. Meem spent her early years in Virginia, where she completed her basic education at St. Catherine High School. After her graduation from St Catherine, Ashton went to the University of Georgia. However, after spending three years at Georgia, Ashton moved over to North Carolina State University where she acquired a bachelor’s degree in communications in 2010.
Soon after her graduation, Ashton had internships in different firms with her focus on media marketing before landing her current gig with the American Family Insurance Coy. Since she was hired, Ashton has been working as their Advertising Operations Assistant till date. She came into the spotlight following her marriage to the American football star Russell Wilson.
Her Relationship with Russell Wilson
The gorgeous Meem began her relationship with Wilson as far back as when they were still in high school. At the time, Russell was a three-sport athlete at Collegiate School situated in Richmond, Virginia. Ashton, on the other hand, was schooling at St Catherine’s High School which was about five miles away from Richmond. The pair met briefly during their high school and later on; they attended a summer party together. Seeing the connection between them, they kicked off their relationship afterward.
During their college days, while Ashton was away at the University of Georgia, Russell attended North Carolina State University. The amazing couple managed to keep their relationship afloat despite the distance between them. Russell proposed to Ashton immediately after her graduation in 2010 and they finally tied the knot in January 2012 before the inception of his professional career. He was subsequently drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL draft of 2012.
Ashton and Wilson continued to enjoy a blissful married life until after two years, rumors began to swirl that Ashton Meem was allegedly having an affair with Golden Tate who was teammates with Russell Wilson. Although the rumors were unsubstantiated, Tate who left the team in 2014 tried to clarify the issues; nevertheless, Russell quickly got a divorce from his wife Ashton. The pair didn’t have any kids from their marriage.
Meanwhile, at the time of their divorce, Wilson was experiencing a flourishing football career. He led the Seahawks to emerge as the Super Bowl XLVIII champions in 2013. So far, Russell has been named to the Pro Bowl four times and was named NFL Rookie of the Year in 2012. Also, the quarterback has led the NFL in passing touchdown in 2017 and was NFL Passer Rating Leader in 2015, among others.
Is She Dating Anyone?
After their divorce, Ashton Meem started keeping a low profile in order to avoid unnecessary media interference. She has never been linked with anyone or any relationship until date. While there is no news of her subsequent relationship; his ex-husband Russell, went on to date the famous American singer named Ciara. The duo started their relationship in early 2015; they appeared together at the White House during a meeting with Barack Obama and Shinzo Abe in April 2015.
The following year, Russell and Ciara became engaged and finally walked down the aisle on July 6, 2016. Their wedding took place at the Peckforton Castle located in Cheshire, England. After their wedding, the amazing couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Sienna Princess Wilson in April 2017.