Russell Wilson files for divorce from wife Ashton

Russell Wilson wife Ashton

Russell Wilson came into the NFL as a rookie who was mature beyond his years. He had already played pro baseball, he had been in college for four years, and he was already married. But it sounds like his marriage isn’t working out, unfortunately.

The Seattle Seahawks released a statement Wednesday saying Wilson filed for a divorce from wife Ashton, whom he married in January 2012.

“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.”

Ashton went viral on the internet during the 2012 draft for her classic facial reaction after her husband was drafted:

Ashton Wilson draft

The two met in high school and were together during college. Ashton had this to say last year when describing their marriage:

“Honestly, we just try to keep our home life as normal as possible,” Wilson said to KIRO Radio’s Tom and Curley Show. “We just try and keep it real, realize what my husband does is a job, it can change at any minute, and what really matters is we don’t change no matter what changes around our environment.”

Ashton went to NC State with Russell and graduated from the school. Russell proposed to her on Aug. 1 2010.

The timing of the announcement has led to many questions for people. Wilson is still on his rookie deal and making a fraction of what Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks earn. Some believe he is divorcing before signing his big contract extension so that he doesn’t have to split the money with her.

Also see: Mel Kiper and Jon Gruden argue over Russell Wilson during NFL Draft

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  • 68niou1

    I guess they didn’t mean the “for worse” part.

  • 1whiteguy

    Get rid of her before the big time money comes in…..smart.

  • dee

    Really sad news. I wish both of them the best in finding love again.

  • Anne Savana

    I am very sorry to hear this about Russell and his family, since I dont live in their home an do not know why suddenly after two years and he winning the Superbowl it is all over??? In time we will know. Good luck

  • Arsen Dadyan

    Let’s not get it twisted….this was a business decision on his part. He’s gonna get a new contract after the divorce is finalized and he’s a corporation now, surrounded by agents, marketing reps and publicists. They want to market him as the future/single/lovable/super athlete who can get any chick that he wants…all while his ex-wife gets $0 from his upcoming maxed out/face of the franchise money. I’m sure that he will have to pay up something in divorce, but it’s cheaper for him to get a divorce now, then to wait a few years….started from the bottom and now he’s on the top…but morally he’s in the gutters!!!

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    Business decision. Like Deion Sanders not tackling a big running back.

  • pmb

    Get in a rooted church that helps people who are married.unless the other person is a abuser or a cheater it can usually work:)

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  • JazzyJerome

    Sad but the way the laws are if you want to keep your money you should not be married.

  • Bruce

    Golden Tate is the only one happy!!

  • llatus

    shes so ugly