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Russell Wilson and wife Ashton Meem at the Body at the ESPYS Party in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A Herbert / AP)
Russell Wilson and wife Ashton Meem at the Body at the ESPYS Party in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A Herbert / AP)

Quarterback Russell Wilson and his wife, Ashton, have filed for divorce, he revealed in a statement released through the team Wednesday.

They were married in January,  2012.

The statement reads:

“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.”