American football running back for the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL, Adrian Peterson’s wife is the hot and stunning Ashley Peterson. Adrian was drafted by the Vikings seventh overall in the 2007 NFL Draft. As a unanimous first-team All-American, Peterson became the first freshman to finish as the runner-up in the Heisman Trophy balloting.
About Adrian Peterson
Adrian has a half-brother named Jaylon Brown. Jaylon also played running back on the football team at Klein Oak High School. He had another half brother who was unfortunately murdered the night before Peterson participated in the NFL Combine.
Reportedly, Peterson has eight children. You will be surprised to know that his two-year-old son died on October 11, 2013. The reason for his death was due to injuries sustained during an alleged assault by the boyfriend of the child’s mother. Here is the sad part. Peterson learned about his son only a few weeks prior to his death. He never had the chance to meet him.
Both Adrian and Ashley are very religious. Both of them have been noted to tweet passages fom Bible from time to time.
These two dated each other on and off during their college days. They studied at the University of Oklahoma. Adrian Peterson was a star running back form 2004-06, finishing second in Heisman Trophy voting as a freshman in 2004.
After dating for some time, the couple decided to ring the wedding bells. These two got engaged in 2010 and the wedding took place in July, 2014. They did not have a fancy wedding. It was after they were spotted with wedding rings at a gala in Minnesota, they acknowledged that they had gotten married.
Adrian and Ashley have been blessed with two children, Axyl and Adrian Jr. Well for Adrian this might not be major feat as he has already fathered seven children with other women! But we are sure that every child is special for him.
The family has a lot of fun together. They spent some quality family time at the Disney World. They went to the rodeo dressed in plaid and cowboy hats. During last winter, both Adrian and Adrian Jr. got matching snowmobiles and went cruising around. There’s some father son bonding there!
Getting to know Ashley Peterson
Ashley had the name Ashley Brown before marriage. Here’s a fact that we are sure you would love to know. Ashley has represented the Sooners in Playboy magazine’s 2006 “Girls of the Big 12” issue under the name Ashley Thompson. Yes, Ashley has been a playboy girl! Woo!
She has also featured on an episode of the television show Deal or No Deal.
Ashley is a very religious person. Even her Twitter bio reads, “Wife. Mother. God 1st.”
Adrian says that his wife has been there for him during the difficult times. He said, “She’s been the backbone to our family. She’s a strong woman. I outkicked my coverage. She has been with me through some stuff and she’s been very supportive. We’ve been through this journey together, and I know she’s got my back and she’s somebody I can depend on.”
That is a kind of woman every man needs in his life.
Even Ashley says that being his wife she is with him every step of the way. She further adds that with what they went through as a family, they always prayed and had faith in God.