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Russell Wilson asks for prayers, calls divorce ‘difficult decision’

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SEATTLE, Wash. (WTVR) - Richmond native and Super Bowl champion quarterback Russell Wilson has filed for divorce from his wife Ashton. Wilson, who attended the Collegiate School in Henrico, released a statement through the Seattle Seahawks, about the situation:

"I have made the difficult decision to file for divorce," Wilson said. "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."

Wilson and Ashton met in high school and were married in January 2012, reported CBSSports.com. Later that year the Seahawks drafted Wilson.

Wilson, who often tweets Bible passages, retweeted a message from @Scripture_Truth Wednesday that read, "God never promises the absence of storms. He just promises to walk with us through them."


  • Rosa Johnson

    people that marry young are more likely to change and outgrow each other. if you did the best you could, that’s all you can do. both of you be blessed as you move forward in life.

  • Cirrus2014

    we here in virginia think alot of Russell Wilson, i hope that things go well with you in your delima, may God see you thru it all..

  • Ginny

    God loves us all and He leads us where we need to be during different times of our lives. It may hurt now but you will come through it stronger and grow in more ways than you know. God is good and loves all of His children. He knows we do not always make lifelong decisions and sometimes we must change our lives to improve and become the best we can be. God Bless Wilson and his wife.

  • Carol

    Don’t take sand to the beach, one or the other wanted to “upgrade” & if a man cuts you lose maybe she wasn’t holding up her end of the marriage. Wandering eyes ??

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