Where Is Russell Wilson’s Ex-partner Ashton Meem Now? Everything We Know About Broncos QB’s First Wife

Published 11/19/2023, 11:09 PM EST

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Russell Wilson is celebrated for his on-court achievements and his marriage to pop icon Ciara. However, before this phase in his life, he had a youthful romance with his college sweetheart, Ashton Meem, that culminated in marriage.

Unfortunately, Russell Wilson and Ashton Meem ended it after two years. The abrupt conclusion of their marriage left fans bewildered, especially as Wilson was ascending in his career. Despite their separation, Ashton’s followers haven’t forgotten her. Every once in a while, fans wonder where she is now. This article delves into Ashton Meem’s current endeavors.

Ashton Meem’s journey out of the spotlight


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Born in Richmond, Virginia, Ashton Meem’s early life was marked by a significant meeting with Russell Wilson. She met him during her high school years at St. Catherine. This encounter blossomed into a relationship that continued throughout their college days. Initially, Meem attended the University of Georgia before transferring to North Carolina State University to be closer to Wilson.


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Her academic pursuits led her to a degree in communication, setting the stage for a successful career in the advertising industry. After interning at Lewis Media Partners and McKinney, Ashton Meem gained valuable experience. She eventually became an account executive at Morton Consulting. Her expertise was further expanded with a role at American Family Insurance, where she now specializes in advertising operations.

Meem’s personal life, particularly her marriage and eventual divorce from NFL player Russell Wilson, garnered significant media attention. Despite the challenges and public scrutiny, Meem has maintained a low-profile life post-divorce. However, that doesn’t make people forget the real reason behind their divorce.

Why did Russell Wilson and Ashton Meem get divorced?


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Russell Wilson experienced a personal setback when his marriage to Ashton Meem ended abruptly after two years. The union, initially perceived as idyllic, especially following Wilson’s significant contract signing, faced unexpected turmoil.

Despite Wilson’s request for privacy, speculation swirled, centering on alleged infidelity involving Meem and a teammate. This was a theory never confirmed by the involved parties. It was speculation that Meem cheated on Wilson with his then-teammate. However, there is no official confirmation of this by either of the former couple. The divorce settlement came in 2014, and Meem got a massive part of her fortune as a settlement from Wilson (present net worth is $135 million). As of 2023, Ashton, who also owns some businesses, is supposed to have a considerable net worth of $4 million, accumulated mainly through her divorce from NFL star Russel Wilson.

This disheartening conclusion about what began as a romantic tale reflects the challenges public figures face in their personal lives. But again, Rusell Wilson is happily married to Ciara. Meem, on the other hand, prefers to keep a more understated presence, and there are no reports of her being remarried.


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