The word “divorce” has become a common term in the society we are living in. Unfortunately, nowadays, relationships have become like glass that can break anytime.
However, there might be numerous reasons behind the excess of divorce cases, but the most common and biggest reason nowadays we have discovered is “extra marital affairs.”
But despite this all, there are so many misconceptions that sometimes have to happen between a husband and wife, whether it’s about extra-marital affairs or something else which ultimately, in the end, goes to separation.
The same misconception we’ll discuss in this article about Russell Wilson, a famous NFL star player, and his ex-wife Ashton Meem; the ex-couple married on the 14th of January 2012 and divorced on the 22nd of April 2014 after spending two years of marriage.
So, If you want to know what exact misconception happened between them, then stay with us!
Where Ashton Meem And Russell Wilson First Met?
A former couple of Ashton and Russell had known each other since childhood. They first met at S.t Catherine High school. But after a few years, Russell left the school, and the love between them was paused there.
However, their love never ended due to the distance, and after some time, they started their relationship again when they reached the University of Georgia.
In 2010, on the 1st of August, the NFL star player arranged a surprise proposal for Ashton. He proposed to her with a 5-carat diamond ring, and they finally got engaged after a long relationship.
And after two years of engagement, Meem and Russell tied the knot in 2012, on the 14th of January. Their wedding ceremony happened in the Country Club of Virginia.
According to some reports, Ashton made all her wedding arrangements by herself, but unfortunately, the innocent lady wasn’t aware at that time that her wedding would end after two years.
So sadly, the famous couple broke their marriage after two years and parted ways on the 22nd of April 2014.
What Was The Reason Behind Their Separation?
However, the reason behind their divorce may be that they were fed up with each other, or either some misconceptions happened between them.
First, let’s go a decade back when some sources and the media discussed the reason behind the famous former couple of NFL star Player and Ashton’s divorce. At that time, a rumor surfaced about Russell’s and Ashton’s lives, which ultimately, according to their fans, became the reason for their separation.
But it was just a one-sided belief that Ashton Cheated on Russell and had an affair with Teammate Golden Tate, who was the friend of the NFL star player.
And eventually, when these relationship rumors surfaced in the media, Russell cut off his friendship with Teammate Golden Tate.
In 2014, he notified his team members that he was going to file for divorce with Meem, and according to Bob Condotta, the NFL star player stated a public statement in which he said,
I (Russell) have made the hardest decision of my life to file for divorce with Ashton; as you all know, these decisions are not easier. Meem and I just humbly asked for prayers, understanding, and privacy from all of our fans in this difficult time, and from now I don’t want to talk more on this topic.syndication.bleacherreport.com
Still, in this statement, Russell didn’t reveal the reason behind the separation, but it was totally clear in Russell’s statement that he was not actually happy to leave Ashton; however, it seems like the biggest mishap happened between them due to which Russell had to take this hardest decision.
Whereas Ashton didn’t say a single word regarding her divorce from the NFL star player, Russell’s fans thought she was trying to hide her affair with Golden, which was fishy. That time she looked like a robber who silently entered the house and got everything she wanted.
But eventually, after some time, Ashton came to the media and said,
I’m not in a relationship with Teammate Golden Tate. And Tate is just a good friend of mine and Russell. Our divorce is not concerned with him, and my and Tate’s relationship rumor is the biggest misconception that is badly circulating in our lives. This allegation is just affecting our friendship and mental health.The Fumble
Teammate Golden Tate Clarified His Relation With Ashton Meem
Golden harshly reacted to the allegations about his affair with Ashton Meem and told The Cauldron a detailed statement for his defense; he said
I’m not involved with Russell’s ex-wife, nor will I get involved with her, and there is no hand of mine in the divorce of this famous couple. These allegations are laughable for those who know Ashton and me very well, we are just friends, and my girlfriend is also the best friend of Meem. When Russell and I first met in Seattle, since we had known each other, Russell already knows that these rumors are just spreading to destroy my career and reputation and a huge attack on my personality. Those bloggers and newscasters spreading these fake allegations should immediately cut it off.TMZSports
Teammate Golden Tate’s Girlfriend Spoke Up Regarding Tate Affair With Meem
Elisa Tate was the girlfriend of Teammate Golden Tate, and now she’s his wife. The couple married in 2017; after three years of Ashton and Russell’s divorce. Elisa and Tate have been dating since 2012, when Meem and NFL star player married.
When Meem and Russell’s divorce reason was circulating around Tate, Elisa spoke up in defense of her boyfriend and said,
Tate is my boyfriend, and we will marry soon; Ashton is also my good friend, and I’m denying all the allegations surrounding them.TMZSports
Why Did This Misconception Create?
However, Ashton and Teammate are good friends and might have met sometime outside or gone to each other’s houses, and that might be the reason for this misconception, but it didn’t mean that both were dating.
People habitually gossip about useless things that destroy others’ lives.
The same thing happened in Tate and Meem’s lives; they both were proved innocent, and all the allegations regarding their affair were false.
Eventually, as you all can see, Teammate Golden Tate and Ashton denied all the allegations regarding their affair; now the question is, if Ashton was not cheated on Russell, then what was the exact reason behind their separation?
Even though Meem and Russell have not revealed any reason for their divorce, their fans are curious about what happened between them, which led to the divorce.
But due to Ashton and Teammate’s statements, it is clear that Russell and Meem’s divorce was not happened because of this misconception.
However, it might be possible that both people were fed up with each other and decided to get separate, or maybe any big mishap happened that they don’t want to share with their fans.
Furthermore, Russell is happy in his life with the fashion model Ciara whereas Ashton is still single and just focusing on her career.
Tate is also happy and enjoying his life and career with his wife, Elisa. Hence it’s totally clear that Ashton did not cheat on Russell, and the reason behind their divorce might be something else.