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What Is the Real Reason Behind Russell Wilson and Ashton Meem Divorce?

Published 03/06/2023, 2:38 PM EST

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Russell Wilson has had an interesting love life. While the Denver Broncos quarterback is currently married to the world-renowned pop star Ciara, earlier he was married to someone else. He shared two years of matrimony with his long-time beau, Ashton Meem, before they decided to call it quits.

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The story of Wilson and Meem was a heartbreaking one for the fans. However, the real reason behind the divorce still remains to be murky. Furthermore, fans cannot fathom why such a happy couple with Wilson on the rise to success would file for divorce so abruptly. However, there is a prevailing story about a possible reason for their divorce.

The sad end of Russell Wilson and Ashton Meem


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Wilson and Meem had initially gotten married in 2012. The meteoric rise of Wilson was coupled with a picture-perfect marriage worthy to rival even Brady and Gisele. The quarterback went on to sign an amazing deal of close to $3 million with the Seattle Seahawks in the weeks after their wedding. It seemed like everything was perfect. However, just two years after their marriage, Wilson filed for divorce. He stated that his decision was a difficult one and requested privacy from the press. However, speculations soon rose regarding the reason behind the divorce. The most prevailing theory was that Ashton has cheated on Wilson, as per Vizaca. Furthermore, the rumors of Meem’s partner in infidelity were speculated to be a Seahawk.

It was rumored that Meem cheated on Wilson with his then-Seahawks teammate, Golden Tate. Apparently, there had also been a physical altercation between Tate and Percy Harvin. Interestingly, neither Wilson nor Meem has spoken against these allegations. Only Tate’s girlfriend, Elise Pollard opened up against these rumors. Sadly, the Wilson-Meem marriage was over. It truly was a very sad ending to a love story that began in such a romantic manner.


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The story of Meem and Wilson

While they had a saddening divorce, Meem and Wilson’s story began quite sweetly. The couple met all the way back in high school. They began dating soon after and continued throughout college, even pursuing a long-distance relationship. Furthermore, Meem even took the step of shifting colleges to study in the same college as Wilson.

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They would eventually go on to get married in January 2012, only for their marriage to end in 2014. Strangely, to this day, neither Wilson nor Meem has spoken about why they ended up getting a divorce. However, Wilson eventually moved on with his life and went on to meet Ciara. He and Ciara have been married since 2016, and are now part of a beautiful family.


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Aditya Rajput


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Aditya Rajput is an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Advertising and Branding from FLAME University. His favorite player is Tom Brady, the best quarterback to play the game in his opinion, but his favorite team is Brady's Super Bowl kryptonite, the New York Giants.
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Hitesh Nigam