Not many may be familiar with Ashton Meem. She is the ex-wife of Seattle Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson. The couple was deeply in love since their high school days and was one of the cutest couples in town. Then what went wrong that led them to split?
Meem and Wilson who married in 2012 had a messy divorce in 2014 ending their romance since college days; their marriage ended after just two years.
Let us look closely at the life of Ashton and have some information about her ex-husband too.
After the separation, the footballer has moved on and has married Ciara. But what about Meem? Has she found new love just like her ex-husband? Who is her boyfriend? Let’s find out here.
Ashton Meem was born on September 6, 1987, in Richmond, West Virginia, United States. Her parents are Lang Meem and Mollu Meem. Ashton is an only child of her parents. She grew up and spend her childhood in Richmond itself.
Ashton belongs to American nationality and white ethnicity.
Ashton went to St. Catherine’s High School. Later, she went to the University of Georgia.
After spending three years there, she transferred to North Caroline State in 2009 because she wanted to be with the person she loves, who was Russell Wilson.
At that time Russell was in North Caroline State University on a scholarship to play for them. Meem finally graduated with B.A in Communication in 2010.
Ashton is 31 years old to date. She has an attractive height of 5 feet and ten inches/1.80 meters. Ashton weighs 53kg, and she has blonde hair with brown as her eye color.
During the start of her career, Ashton Meem worked as a media marketing intern, an art buyer, and a consultant. She did all these jobs in her first year after graduation.
However, she finally got settled in a position of Advertising Operations Assistant at American Family Insurance. Later, she left this job too and became an event planner.
Russell Wilson (full name: Russell Carrington Wilson) is an American football quarterback for Seattle Seahawk of the National Football League. He has won more games any other NFL quarterback in his first six seasons and currently, he is the second highest rated NFL passer of all time.
He played football from his college for University of Wisconsin 2011 season, in which he set the single-single FBS record for passing efficiency and led the team to a Big Ten title and the 2012 Rose Bowl.
Russell played football as well as baseball for North Carolina State University from 2008 to 2010 before he got transferred to Wisconsin. He a minor league baseball in 2010 for Tri-City Dust Devils and 2011 for the Asheville Tourist as a second baseman.
With his extreme talent, he got selected by the Seahawks in 2012. The same year, he tied Peyton Manning’s record for most passing touchdowns by a rookie, and was given a name as the “Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year.”
Russell led his team, Seahawks to their first-ever Super Bowl victory in 2013 and 2014 led them to a second straight Super Bowl berth. He has won more games any other NFL quarterback in his first six seasons and currently, he is the second highest rated NFL passer of all time.
Now, talking about both Ashton and Russell, the couple first met in high school and kept their relationship alive for a long time. In one interview, Ashton said,” We met briefly in high school. Then again at a summer part and after that started seeing each other.”
They finally decided it was time to be with each other and got engaged in 2010.
Ashton and Russell tied the knot on January 14, 2012, in Country Club of Virginia. But despite their longtime dating and knowing each other, their, marriage couldn’t survive for long, and they got divorced after over two years of marriage in April 2014.
They knew each other since they were in high school. Still, they couldn’t make their marriage work. The divorced by filed by Russell, because of the on-going rumor then that she is having an affair with former Seattle Seahawk player, Golden Tate.
Russell said, “Clearly, decisions like these don’t come easy. Ashton and I respectfully ask for prayers, understanding and privacy during this difficult time. Moving forward, I will have no further comment on this personal matter.”
However, Ashton denied the rumors later and so did Golden Tate. Regarding the rumors flying around, Tate said: “I did not have an affair with Russell Wilson’s wife, nor did I have anything to do with this divorce.”
After their divorce too, both Ashton and Russell has mentioned in interviews that they have remained good friends.
After the short-lived marriage, Russell is not known to have any dating, engagement or with anyone. She has remained single since her divorce from the first marriage.
However, Ashton’s ex-husband Russell moved on way faster. He started dating Ciara, an American R&B singer in early 2015 and announced their engagement on March 11, 2016.
Russell got married for the second time with Ciara on July 6, 2016, at the Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, England. He has a daughter too, Sienna Princess Wilson, who was born on April 28, 2017.
Having a coldness with your ex-partners is obvious. With Russell moving so fast after divorce, it was sure that Ashton would feel bitterness with his partner.
When Russell got engaged with Ciara, and social media got flooded by her five-carat engagement ring, Ashton immediately changed her Twitter profile picture to eight-carat ring that Russell had given her in their engagement.
After the announcement of Ciara’s pregnancy, Ashton tweeted,
“On a new journey. Haters need not apply.”
Ashton Meem 2018 net worth is around $4 million.
Aston Meem, a beautiful independent woman. After her graduation, she focused on her career. Ashton earned her money from as a working woman, and we can assume that she got some part of Russell Wilson’s fortune in the divorce.
Let you know, that Ashton’s ex-husband is very popular as well as a rich man. Russell net worth is around $250 million.
Ashton Meem has far from the touch of social media platform. She has no Twitter, Facebook or other social media page. She has deleted all of her existence on the internet. However, she has an Instagram account and has followers of 20.7k.