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It is hard to stay out of the public eye when your husband is a famous Seattle Seahawk Star quarterback, Russell Wilson. That is exactly the story of Russell Wilson’s ex-wife Ashton Meem. Although being a private citizen, she was always in the spotlight due to her ex-husband’s career.
The former couple started as high-school sweethearts, but then, due to college, they continued their long distance relationship. They got engaged in 2010 and married in 2012, but after two years of marriage, the couple divorced in 2014.
|Date of Birth
|6th September 1987
32 yrs old
|Richmond, Virginia, United States
|St.Catherine’s High School
North Carolina State University
|Lang Meem (Father), Molly Meem (Mother)
|Russell Wilson (m.2012-2014)
|Ashton Meem Net Worth
Ashton Meem was born on 6th September 1987, to parents Molly Meem and Lang Meem. Her hometown was in Richmond, Virginia, the United States. She is an only child, her parents raised her to be Christian. She also went to a catholic school, St. Catherine High School.
After graduating high school, she first attended the University of Georgia but transferred to North Carolina State University.
After Meem graduated from college with a degree in Communications; she joined an advertising agency. She started by interning with Lewis Media Partners and McKinney.
After gaining a much-needed experience in the adverting agency, she joined Morton Consulting as an account executive in 2011.
After a few years of working there, she joined the American Family Insurance company, she is currently working as an advertising executive. She is very content with her current life and keeps a low profile.
Ashton Meem Net Worth
Although the 2022 estimate of Ashton Meem net worth is not known yet, as of 2021, it was somewhere around $4 million. This net worth is after calculating the divorce settlement received from her ex-husband Russell Wilson.
Ashton Meem is a working woman and has accumulated quite an amount of wealth, but still, a huge portion of her net worth is from her divorce settlement. Since Meem is currently working, the details regarding her salary are yet to be disclosed.
Ashton Meem & Russell Wilson:
Ashton Meem became popular because of her relationship and brief marriage to NLF star quarterback Russell Wilson. They first met when both of them were just teenagers in high school.
After completing high school, Russell transferred to a Collegiate school. After graduating high school, she enrolled at the University of Georgia. While in college, their long distance romance rekindled, and Ashton transferred to North Carolina State University, where Russell was playing football.
Right after she completed her education, Russell and Ashton Meem decided to get engaged. And two years later, on January 14, 2012, they got married at the Virginia Country Club. This is the same year when Russell was drafted for NFL for a four year long contract for $2.99 million.
The couple didn’t last for long, and since they had no kids, there were no strings attached between them. Once they got married, Wilson’s career started, and the couple was under pressure to stay in the constant limelight. This is the reason why the couple got divorced in 2014.
After the divorce, Russell Wilson released a statement saying,
“I have made the difficult decision to file for divorce. 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.”
Ashton Meem Cheating Allegation
Even though the exact reason for the divorce was never made public. But since his statement, rumors started circulating suggesting some potential cause for their separation.
But among all the theories, the most popular one was that allegedly, Ashton Meem cheats on Russell Wilson with his teammate Golden Tate. It was also alleged that Percy Harvin, a former Seahawks player hit Tate during the 2014 Super Bowl over this rumor.
Ashton Meem Golden Tate relationship and the cheating allegation were nothing more than a rumor.
To clear this name from this rumor, Golden Tate issued a long statement saying,
“I did not have an affair with Russell Wilson’s wife, nor did I have anything to do with his divorce. That is laughable for anyone who knows us. His ex-wife, Ashton, is still best friends with my girlfriend. Russell and I were good friends when I was in Seattle, on and off the field - He knows the rumors about me were unfounded, damaging to my reputation, and an attack on my character. Anyone who circulated that rumor was just plain irresponsible.”
Ashton Meem was a common young woman living in Richmond, Virginia when she met the rising star of the NFL, Russell Wilson. Their young romance started with a long distance relationship but ended with divorce only after a two-year-long marriage.
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