Ashton Meem is an American Advertising Operations Assistant for American Family Insurance and gained popularity when she both married and divorced National Football League (NFL) quarterback Russell Wilson.
Early life and family
Ashton is of Anglo-Irish descent and was born on September 6, 1987 in Richmond, Virginia, USA, so her zodiac sign is Virgo and her birthstone is Sapphire. She was the only daughter of parents Lang and Molly Gayle Meem. Growing up, she was always encouraged by her parents to participate in school sports and other extracurricular activities – her parents, alumni of her high school, supported the school long before they had Ashton.
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They took a more active role when she was involved, like her mother who coached the hockey and lacrosse teams for about a decade. They even spent some of their time running most of St. Catherine High School’s swim meet. Even after Ashton left school to continue her college education, both Lang and Molly continued to actively participate in the school’s annual fundraising event, Daisy Days, for which their efforts were recognized by the school on Athletics Night, featuring the Adelaide Rawles Flippen ’30 Award for Outstanding Service.
She graduated from St. Catherine’s High School in 2006 and attended the University of Georgia for three years to pursue advertising. Ashton transferred to North Carolina State University, where she graduated in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in communications.
Ashton had a brief stint with Lewis Media Partners, as a secretary and media marketing intern for three months from June to August 2008. After a year, she completed another internship at McKinney in Durham, North Carolina, and was assigned to the Art Buying and Print Production Department , which lasted four months from June to September 2009.
After college, she became an Account Executive in 2010 for Morton Consulting LLC, a provider of IT staffing services based in Richmond, Virginia. Currently, she is reportedly doing well as the Advertising Operations Assistant for American Family Insurance, where she has been working since 2011.
Ashton was unknown except to her family and friends until she married high school sweetheart Russell Wilson in January 2012. He had a wonderful romantic proposal to use their dog to pop the question, by having the dog wear a brand new rhinestone collar – it happened at a Presidential Suite Umstead Hotel and Spa. She said in an interview that the dog tag reads, “Hey mom, Dad has a question he wants to ask you.” Russell was already on his knees with roses scattered on the floor when she turned. Her favorite champagne and chocolates were on the dining room table. Her parents were also outside, with their dog. It was a successful proposal.
The wedding was attended by 300 people and took place at the Country Club of Virginia, backed by 20 large trees and stunning lighting.
It was a well-planned event that left guests in awe of the kind of party they witnessed and also why Ashton, who organized every detail of her wedding, considered having a career as a wedding planner.
However, after only two years in April 2014, Russell filed for divorce. People were amazed by it, especially since they endured a grueling long-distance relationship while in college. It only got easier to handle after she decided to transfer to the University of Wisconsin to be with him, after spending three years at the University of Georgia. No official reason was given to the public except his own pronunciation which was released through his PR team, “I have made the difficult decision to file for divorce. Ashton and I respectfully ask for prayer, understanding and privacy at this difficult time.” Both parties were pretty quiet after it was announced. Currently, she is single and there is no information about her dating anyone.
Who is Russell Wilson?
Russell Carrington Wilson, of African-European descent, was born on November 29, 1988, in Cincinnati to parents Harrison Benjamin Wilson III, an attorney, and Tammy Turner, a legal nursing consultant. His parents raised him and his siblings, an older brother, Harrison Wilson IV, and younger sister, Anna, in Richmond, Virginia. In 2006, he graduated from the Collegiate School, where he served as senior class president, and in May 2010, graduated from North Carolina State University with a bachelor’s degree in communications. During the same year’s football season, he took graduate-level business courses. In 2011, he transferred to the University of Wisconsin and played for the Wisconsin Badgers football team.
He finished both his high school and college football careers with impressive stats and honors, leading his teams to countless victories and winning individual awards.
He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in 2012 as the 75e overall choice. Some football analysts thought that if Russell had been a bit taller he would have been the first choice, but he proved them all wrong as his height did not stop him from becoming one of the most prolific footballers in the world . world. He led his team to win Super Bowl XLVIII, the shortest quarterback and only the second black starting quarterback to win it.
With countless wins and breaking franchise records, his hard work has paid off. In 2019, he became the highest-paid player in the NFL after signing a four-year, $140 million contract with the Seahawks. Russell is currently married to R&B singer Ciara and has a daughter, Sienna Princess Wilson, who was born on April 28, 2017.
Interesting rumors and facts
- The fans and media got curious and didn’t want to let the peaceful divorce go just like that. Online rumors started circulating and the netizens blamed Ashton for the fallout claiming that she cheated on him with Seattle Seahawks teammate Golden Tate. No one has released a statement to refute the rumours, and both sides decided to simply let the rumor die a natural death. However, when Golden Tate left the Seattle Seahawks, he made it clear to the media and denied all allegations, saying his wife is still good friends with Ashton. There was no evidence to the contrary.
- Before the scandal, Ashton was active on popular social media apps such as Instagram and Twitter. However, due to the nasty reactions to her posts, she decided to hibernate from her accounts, and her last Instagram post was on May 15, 2017. There is no information about opening new accounts.
- She never spoke openly about the false rumor, but there was one message that fans believed was a direct message to her bashers. A photo with a text: ‘If you believe everything you read. Better not read’ with a caption‘Good day.’
- When Russell posted on Instagram about his proposal to Ciara and showed off the engagement ring he had given her, Ashton’s Twitter profile picture was changed to her old engagement ring given by Russell. No one knew why, but some experts argued that while Ashton’s 8-carat diamond was larger, Ciara’s 5-carat had greater clarity.
She is 1.80 m tall and weighs about 53 kg. She is white with long blonde hair and hazel eyes.
Ashton has had a stable career as an Advertising Operations Assistant with a successful insurance company for nine years. Sources estimate her net worth as of early 2020 to be over $4 million based on her earnings. She also reportedly received a decent amount of money after the divorce. As the only daughter and without children, she could afford a luxurious lifestyle with that money.