Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, whom the NFL wants to make one of the league’s most prominent faces after his Super Bowl win, announced that he is filing for divorce on Wednesday.
“I have made the difficult decision to file for divorce,” Wilson said in a statement that the team released. “Clearly, decisions like these don’t come easy. Ashton and I respectfully ask for prayers, understanding and privacy during this difficult time. Moving forward, I will have no further comment on this matter.”
As CBS Sports noted, the “couple met in high school, then had a long-distance relationship while Wilson was at North Carolina State and Ashton was at the University of Georgia. They were engaged in August 2010, just five months before Wilson transferred to Wisconsin.”
Both have participated in numerous charity events in Seattle, including regularly visiting children in the hospital.