Ashton Meem married her high school boyfriend, Seatle Seahawks' player, Russell Wilson, after dating for a long time. But, the marriage couldn't last long as the pair separated amid rumors of an extra-marital affair. 

Here are some wiki-related facts on Meem's life, including her wedding, husband, divorce, and rumors of an affair that hit the news.

Changed Three University To Be With Boyfriend

Born on September 6, 1987, as the only child to parents Molly and Lang Meem, Meem had preliminary schooling at a high school in Richmond, Virginia.

It was at St. Catherine High School in 2006 where she met Wilson. The teenage couple opened up with each other after a summer party and started seeing each other.

We met briefly in high school. Then again at a summer party and after that, started seeing each other. - Meem told Richmond

However, their blossoming love hit a hitch because of their college choices.

The American footballer had committed himself to the North Carolina University after receiving a scholarship there. But he moved to the University Of Wisconsin in 2011. Meanwhile, the Richmond native flitted between three universities to be close to her boyfriend.

She graduated in Communications from the University Of Georgia in 2010.

After graduating, Meem dilly-dallied between various jobs, from a marketing intern to an Art dealer, before finally settling down as Advertising Operations Assistant in the American Family Insurance. 

She Married Russell Wilson In 2012

Meem's relationship with Wilson was in full flow; they got engaged in 2010.

For the proposal, the American football quarterback directed Meem to the Umstead Hotel and Spa blindfolded and ushered her to a presidential suite. Once she removed her blindfold, she saw her dog running towards her with a collar that had a note:

‘Hey Mom, Dad has a question he wants to ask you.’ 

Surprised, she turned towards the suite's balcony only to find the Seattle Seahawks' player on his knees with an 8 carat diamond in his hand. Meem nodded and said, "Yes." After that, she celebrated the engagement with champagne with her family. 

Two years later, they tied the knots in an intimate wedding ceremony on a chilly winter day of January 14, 2012. She turned the NFL player from her boyfriend to her husband at the Country Club of Virginia.

However, the couple put the honeymoon plans on hold as the quarterback had to train for the NFL draft. 

Ashton Meem and Russell Wilson on their wedding day

Ashton Meem and Russell Wilson on their wedding day (Photo: Richmond)

And the husband-wife duo's decision to focus on Wilson's career bore fruit as he was drafted by the Seatle Seahawks barely three months after their marriage. A year later, he won the Superbowl with the Seahawks. 

Moreover, Meem talked with KIRO FM in November 2013 about how her married life was sailing plainly. She admitted that being with a high-profile sportsperson meant media scrutiny, leaving the couple with less family time.


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She further said that despite all the hullaballoo regarding her husband, they were completely comfortable. The only stress they had was about the plans for Wilson's post-retirement ventures.

Affair Rumors Surfaced After Divorce

Barely four months after her interview, Wilson filed for a divorce from his wife of two years on April 24, 2014

In a statement released by his media persons, he stated that it was the most difficult decision he had ever taken. He also asked for privacy while talking to USA Today.

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. 

The divorce proceeded with ease, and the fact that the couple had no kids made it easier for them to settle on terms.

However, just days after the divorce, rumors about Meem's alleged affair with another NFL player, Golden Tate, started surfacing in the media.

Following that, Tate tweeted a series of posts; he vehemently denied having an affair with Meem and instead stressed that his fiancee was her good friend.

Tate even addressed the situation in a column for the Cauldron in 2014, saying:

Unfortunately, I have since been harassed on social media over a multitude of reasons about why I left, none of which are true. It was profoundly disappointing, not only that these “fans” were circulating rumors about me, but more so how my reputation became tarnished in the process. I did not have an affair with Russell Wilson’s wife, nor did I have anything to do with his divorce.

After the divorce, Wilson got married to singer Ciara. Together, they are raising three children. Meanwhile, Meem has kept a relatively low profile.

Ashton Meem's Net Worth

American businesswoman Ashton Meem worked as a media intern, an art buyer, and a consultant during her early years after graduation.

She settled into a job as Advertising Operations Assistant at American Family Insurance and enjoyed a decent income. Her current salary remains undisclosed, but she reportedly boasts a net worth of $4 million, as per Celebrity Networth.