Ashton Meem is a media marketing professional who has worked with various companies and organizations, such as American Family Insurance. She is also known for being the former wife of Russell Wilson, a famous NFL quarterback who plays for the Seattle Seahawks. Ashton Meem and Russell Wilson had a long and romantic history, dating back to their high school days. They tied the knot in 2012, but their marriage ended in 2014 amid rumors of infidelity and betrayal. Since then, Ashton Meem has maintained a low profile and focused on her career, while Russell Wilson has remarried and started a family with singer Ciara. Ashton Meem’s life story is full of ups and downs, successes and failures, love and loss. In this article, we will explore the details of her personal and professional journey, as well as the controversies that surrounded her divorce from Russell Wilson.
Date of birth
September 6, 1987
Place of birth
Richmond, Virginia, USA
St. Catherine’s School, University of Georgia, North Carolina State University
Advertising operations assistant
$4 million (estimated)
Russell Wilson (m. 2012-2014)
Molly Meem and Lang Meem
Seattle, Washington, USA
American Family Insurance
Worked as an event planner, account executive, and consultant for various companies and organizations
Met Russell Wilson in high school and dated him for eight years before getting married
Russell Wilson filed for divorce in 2014, citing irreconcilable differences
There were speculations that Ashton Meem cheated on Russell Wilson with his former teammate Golden Tate, but both parties denied the allegations
Ashton Meem kept a low profile after her divorce and focused on her career as an advertising professional
Her love affair and married life with Russell Wilson
The professional athlete Russell Wilson and Meem met when they were in high school. Meme studied at St. Catherine’s High School not far from Russell’s Collegiate School. The love affair between the two did not escalate at the first meeting. They had a brief encounter in high school but had to wait for next time in Summer party where it clicked, and they began seeing each other.
Meme attended the University of Georgia for college throughout three years she maintained a long-distance relationship with Wilson. On her fourth year, she transferred to North Carolina State University to be closer with him.
The couple took another step in their relationship on August 1, 2010, Russel popped up with 8-carat diamond ring asking Meme to be his fiance, the event happened in Cary, North Caroline. As obvious she replied yes.
In 2012 the couple married at Country Club of Richmond, Virginia, in the United States. After marriage, they both spend their time together whenever they could even a couple of hours, and they didn’t choose to have a child instead focused on their career.
Meem was there to support him in NFL Draft, soon after her marriage, before that she was there too in the cheering group for Russell in school.
The couple hasn’t shown any hesitation for appearing in places, media. In many of their off-field appearances, we can see Wilson with his wife, Ashton, at the ESPY awards, show, Children’s Hospital and even at Marymoor Park when they tried to help an owner find her lost dog.
Ashton Meme and Rusell Wilson Divorce
Nature has some unvarying rules joy and sorrow can enter at any moment in one’s life and they don’t last long. The same thing happened here too. Soon after their two years of the joyful moment, the couple got divorced in 2014 by keeping the reason private.
Although there are rumors that the affair of Meem with Golden Tate, who was the Seahawks’ wide receiver at the time, caused the divorce, but Tate denied the allegations and said he was friends with both Ashton and Russell.
The estranged husband Russell also did not address the reason as he had officially asked media to let them have some privacy in this matter further promising that he won’t talk about the same matter in future.
Life After her failed marriage, Is she married again?
The two strangers from the same place met each other in high school, and they were no more strangers instead they became lovers and finally life partners. Soon they separated with suspicious reason, and are on their individual life again. Well, that’s the summary of Meme’s relationship with quarterback Russell Wilson.
After the divorce, Wilson moved on and started dating singer Ciara in 2015. They got engaged in 2016 and married later that year in England. They have two children together, a daughter named Sienna and a son named Win. Wilson is also a stepfather to Ciara’s son Future from her previous relationship with rapper Future.
As for Meem, she has kept a low profile since the divorce and has not remarried. She works as an advertising operations assistant at American Family Insurance. She occasionally posts on social media, but does not mention her ex-husband or his new family. She seems to be focused on her career and her own happiness.
However, in 2016, Meem hit the news by shattering Caira, she posted the picture of herself flashing 8 carat Diamond ring Russel had given in her engagement as soon as Ciara posted her photo with her new Diamond ring. After that Meem has changed her Twitter account to private.
Early Life and Education
Ashton Meem was born on September 6, 1987, in Richmond, Virginia, USA. She is the only child of Lang and Molly Meem, who raised her in a loving and supportive environment. Ashton showed an interest in business and communication from an early age, and excelled in her academic pursuits. She attended St. Catherine’s High School, an all-girls private school in Richmond, where she participated in various extracurricular activities and made many friends.
After graduating from high school, Ashton enrolled at the University of Georgia, where she studied advertising. She left the University of Georgia after 3 years and transferred to North Carolina State in 2009 and finally completed her college education in 2010 with a B.A. in Communications. Ashton also gained valuable experience in media marketing and advertising by interning at various companies such as Lewis Media Partners and McKinney. She developed her skills and knowledge in the field, and prepared herself for a successful career.
She began her career in media marketing as an intern soon after she graduated with B.A in Communications. After the internship, she worked as an art buyer and a consultant before making her landmark into a job at American Family Insurance as Advertising Operations Assistant.
Her ex-husband was the brand ambassador of American Family insurance company with two-year endorsement contract which ended on Dec. 31, 2014. The company decided not to renew the contract any further instead they appoint two new brand ambassador J.J. Watt and Durant, where Watt is a three-time Pro Bowl football player with the Houston Texans and Durant is the NBA’s current Most Valuable Player from the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Insurance company has also revealed not to discuss details of contracts publicly for “competitive and confidentiality reasons.”
5ft 3inch or 160cm
115lbs or 52kg
Oval-shaped with high cheekbones and a pointed chin
Hazel-colored with long eyelashes
Blonde, wavy, and shoulder-length
Fair with a warm undertone
Slim and fit with
Ears pierced with small studs
Wedding ring (when married to Russell Wilson), pearl necklace, and earrings