Russell Wilson Facts
Russell Wilson is one hot looking guy football player. If you’re a fan of the NFL, you have no doubt heard about this hunky Seattle Seahawks quarterback. And if you don’t watch this sport, you have likely seen this stud covering various fitness magazines, including Men’s Health. With a body that just won’t stop and a killer smile, Wilson has developed a very loyal fan base.
We have been following Russell Wilson for some time now and admit we have a crush on him. Given the high degree of interest in this man by readers of this blog, we suspect we are not alone. People seem to want to know everything about him – like if he is married, what’s his ethnicity and oh yeah – is he gay or straight?
This brief article will explore 7 key facts about Russell Wilson that you might not know about. We’ve thrown in some hot pictures of Russell along the way and included poll at the end for you to vote in. Be sure to cast your vote and then come back later to see how your choice compares against other visitors of the blog.
Are you ready? Let’s jump right in!
Russell Wilson Gay-Ta File
Birthday: November 29, 1988, Cincinnati, OH
Shoe Size: 10-Wide (rumored)
Body Type: Jock-Like
1. Russell Wilson Wife
One of the biggest undeniably sexy facts about Russell Wilson actually has to do with his wife. In 2012, he married his longtime girlfriend Ashton Meem near his hometown of Richmond, Virginia. It was the type of storybook wedding that two star crossed lovers could only dream of, proving that even someone as hardcore as an NFL all-star could have a softer side that he doesn’t necessarily get to show off on the field.
The second part of this comes by way of the fact that he actually filed for divorce from Meem in 2014, meaning that he is once again back on the market. His divorce in fact contributed to the start of gay rumors, something many good looking sports players have experienced in the past.
2. Russell Wilson Ethnicity
Another undeniably sexy fact about Russell Wilson actually has to do with his ethnicity. Though he is mostly African American, he actually has a significant amount of Native American ancestry. His family lineage is also an impressive one – not only do some of his great, great grandparents have ties that date all the way back to the Civil War, but his grandfather was actually a former athlete himself.
Harrison B. Wilson, Jr. not only played football and basketball in college at Kentucky, but he would later go on to be president of Norfolk State University. He joins a line of other celebs that have Native Indian in their bloodline.
3. Russell Wilson Gay Rumors
As is usually the case with any sexy celebrity or athlete, gay rumors abound regarding Russell Wilson. Most of these have to do with the fact that he’s incredibly desirable, though if he wanted to do anything to squash these rumors, filing for divorce from his high school sweetheart certainly didn’t help. His close and personal friendship with Colin Kaepernick also likely plays an important role in these rumors (more on this to come). By the way, we love the revealing picture above!
Additionally, he has openly come out in support of gay players in the NFL. When Michael Sam disclosed his sexual orientation in 2014, Wilson verbalized his support in an interview appearing on MSNBC. Because football continues to be stereotypically viewed as a “straight man’s” sport, public support of gay players can cause some to raise an eye brow. In fact, this is one of the many reasons that contribute to gay rumors about an athlete or actor in the first place.
4. Russell Wilson Workout
As with any die hard athlete, you’d expect their workout routine to be pretty impressive. When it comes to Russell Wilson, however, you don’t know the half of it. For starters, he has been known to lift weights as frequently as four days a week. He generally splits his routine into two separate types of days – speed days and strength days.
On speed days, he develops his power through a use of the type of weightlifting exercises that Olympic athletes use. When combined with a diet that is specifically designed to optimize his overall performance, he goes from 216 pounds during the off season to a lean 208 pounds when game time rolls around again. It’s no wonder that he’s such an impressive football player – he’s in the type of peak physical condition thanks to his workout routine that only Batman can match. In this way, he is like other celebrities who essentially live at the gym – such as Captain America stud, Chris Evans and Thor Hunk, Chris Hemsworth.
5. Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick
One of Russell Wilson’s closest friends in the world is Colin Kaepernick, who has also made a significant number of waves in recent years for being yet another entry in a long line of sexy NFL players. They’ve actually both been featured on a number of Sports Illustrated covers over the years showing off various parts of their body.
When you do a Google image search of Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick, you might be surprised to find out just how many photographs appear of the two men together. This has led some to think that the two may be a boyfriend – which is likely empowered by a lot of wishful thinking on the part of some gay fans!
6. Russell Wilson Acting
Every season is filled with yet another bright young athlete who may excel on the field, but shows little in the way of personality off the field. As soon as they open their mouth at the first post game press conference, you know that they really do have very little going on when they’re not in the middle of a game. Russell Wilson does not fall into that category.
He’s appeared on numerous talk shows over the years and has been great each time – most notably on Late Night with Seth Meyers, the Late Show with David Letterman and even on Charlie Rose. More interestingly, he’s also about to try his hand at acting – he’ll make a cameo in the 2015 “Entourage,” based on the hit HBO show of the same name.
7. Russell Wilson has a Big Heart
Perhaps the ultimate sexy fact about Russell Wilson has to do with the way he spends his hours when not being a great football player. Wilson makes weekly visits to the Seattle Children’s Hospital, has visited with soldiers and even hosts a youth football camp during the down times. He’s also donated a huge amount of money to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, the Diabetes Association and more.
Russell Wilson Poll
We’ve included a poll below for you to vote in that asks if you think Russell Wilson is gay, straight or bi. Keep in mind that this is unscientific in nature and should be thought of for entertainment purposes only.