Hollywood Divorce: Seattle Seahawk Russell Wilson & Wife Split After 2 Years
After Russell Wilson lead the Seattle Seahawks to a flawless 2013 Superbowl victory, his reputation has greatly risen among the ranks of his fellow highly skilled NFL quarterbacks, and he is due for a big raise in the near future. His current pay from the Seahawks has him only pulling in $662K, which is drastically low considering his abilities and contributions to the Seahawks organization. With a major pay rise on the horizon, fans and sports analysts found it a bit coincidental that it was announced this week that Russell has filed for divorce from his wife Ashton of under two years.
He released the following statement explaining the difficult decision to part ways with his soon-to-be ex-wife:
“I have made the difficult decision to file for divorce. 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 personal matter.”
Everyone seems to have taken note that while the 25-year-old star is surely going through a rough time, this could be at least partially a business move, rather than just a decision to split due to problems at home. With the divorce having been filed while Russell is still under his initial contract with the Seahawks, it means that his wife Ashton won’t be able to get a chunk out of his big monetary boost when he signs a new contract.
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