Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson has spent the last decade establishing himself as one of the best quarterbacks of his generation.
Off the field, Wilson has been similarly successful – marrying world-renowned singer Ciara and building a beautiful family with her.
Unfortunately, it hasn’t been an entirely drama-free run for him to get to this point.
This week, ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft, Wilson’s ex-wife Ashton Meem went viral. The context largely speaks for itself:
In honor of the NFL Draft, may we never forget the night when Russell Wilson’s ex-wife thought she was set for life pic.twitter.com/am5MERiwmH
— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) April 28, 2022
As do the reactions to that tweet:
— نبتة متعرشة (@LunaLovebomb) May 1, 2022
This now lives in my head rent free https://t.co/Zfict04tzP
— ソサ (@_SOSA24) April 30, 2022
This is fucking hilarious phew https://t.co/5M2oFu1EQ5
— uLoveV (@v2fabolouso) April 30, 2022
She was, and still is https://t.co/4AyBvvp6Sh
— The Pundit’s Pundit (@PunditsPund1) April 30, 2022
Her mouth opening that wide is unbecoming… https://t.co/dFWSo85Ofm
— (@wejarebears) April 29, 2022
Wilson and Meem initially met when they were in high school. They wed in 2012, but got divorced just two years later in 2014.
Wilson and Ciara subsequently got together in 2015, vowing to be celibate until they got married – which they did in 2016.
All in all, it’s not hard to see why people are enthralled with that draft photo. There is very much a slow-moving car crash dynamic with Meem’s exuberance and the overall vibe there.
Interestingly enough, Wilson’s position as a man and husband has come under increased scrutiny over the past year.
Former NFL player Channing Crowder went on a podcast not long ago and called Wilson a “square,” suggesting Ciara was only with him for financial benefits. That led to a strong reaction from Seattle Seahawks wide receiver D.K. Metcalf.
The photos speak for themselves. https://t.co/2Pg4MVKzQE
— Game 7 (@game7__) May 1, 2022
By all accounts, Wilson seems like he is a truly great husband – and Ciara is the beneficiary of that.
Sadly, the same could not be said for Meem.