Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has decided to file for a divorce from his wife, Ashton Wilson, whom he married in 2012.

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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.”

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.