Russell Wilson’s first and former wife, Ashton Meem, is a former Seattle Seahawks quarterback. She was born on September 6, 1987, in Richmond, Virginia, to Molly and Lang Meem. Meem entered the University of Georgia after attending St. Catherine’s, a private all-girls school in Richmond. She later went to North Carolina State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in communications in 2010.
The Marriage of Ashton Meem and Russell Wilson:
In the early aughts, Meem and Wilson were originally presented as teens.
“We met briefly in high school,” Meem said in a 2012 wedding announcement to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. “Then they met again at a summer party, and then they started dating.” While in college, the pair started dating and maintained a long-distance relationship. To be closer to Wilson, Meem transferred from the University of Georgia to NC State. Her boyfriend transferred to the University of Wisconsin to play football a year after she graduated.
Wilson surprised her with a stay in the Presidential Suite at an expensive hotel in Cary, North Carolina, on August 1, 2010. He dropped down on one knee and proposed to Meem there, with their dog Penny as a witness. “I had arranged for everyone in the foyer to be quiet,” Wilson stated, as her parents waited outside to offer their greetings.
On Jan. 14, 2012, the pair married in front of 300 guests at the Country Club of Virginia. Wilson’s NFL training at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, had to be postponed, therefore the couple’s honeymoon was postponed.
In 2014, Ashton and Russell divorced:
Wilson and Meem enjoyed a fantastic honeymoon period. Wilson was drafted in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks, three months after they married. He signed a four-year, $2.99 million contract two weeks later.
However, their voyage finally met a snag behind the scenes. Wilson filed for divorce in April 2014. “I have made the tough choice to file for divorce,” he said in a statement obtained by The Seattle Times’ Bob Condotta. Clearly, such judgments are not simple to make. During this terrible time, Ashton and I sincerely need prayers, understanding, and privacy. I’m not going to say anything further about this personal topic in the future.”
Bio of Ashton Meem: Net Worth
Ashton Meem, who was born in Richmond, Virginia, is 30 years old and has six children. She is Lang Meem’s only child, as well as Molly Meem’s. She graduated in 2010 and then moved to the University of Georgia from 2006 to 2008. She worked as a secretary/media advertising and marketing and advertising intern with Lewis Media Associates for only three weeks after graduation (June 2008 to August 2008). She worked as a talented client in McKinney for a few weeks after that (June 2009 to September 2009). She worked as a government accountant. Since then, she’s been working as an Advertising Functions Assistant. With her job as a businesswoman, Ashton was able to amass a net worth of almost $4 million.
Ashton Meem: Quick Facts
|Full Name||Ashton Meem|
|Birth Date||September 6, 1987|
|Birth Place||Virginia, U.S.A|
|Nick Name||Not available|
|Education||North Carolina State University|
|Father’s Name||Lang Meem|
|Mother’s Name||Molly Meem|
|Age||34 Years Old|
|Height||5’9″ (1.79 m)|
|Weight||53 kg (116 lb)|
|Shoe Size||Not available|
|Body Measurement||Not Available|
|Former Spouse||Russell Wilson|
|Degree||Bachelor’ in Communication|
|Organization||American Family Insurance|
|Net Worth||$4 million|
What is Ashton Meem up to these days?
Since her divorce, Meem has kept a quiet profile. Her Twitter account is hidden, and she hasn’t posted anything on Instagram since 2017 when she was still known as Ashton Wilson. Meem presently works in advertising for an insurance agency in Raleigh, North Carolina, according to her LinkedIn page.
Meem appears to enjoy keeping out of the spotlight, unlike other pro-athlete spouses (and ex-wives) who want to equal their partners’ celebrity. She hasn’t remarried yet, according to reports.