Yes, you read that right. There’s a WAG in the NFL community who’s also a member of the United States Army – and a captain, at that! Who is this badass woman, you ask, and why don’t you know more about her? Well, OppaSportsBet is here to introduce Ashley Nicole Wheeler.
Introducing Ashley Nicole Wheeler
Ashley Nicole Wheeler (née Roberts) was born on November 23, 1989, in the city of bright lights, Las Vegas. Though this is her hometown, her military family meant that she moved around a lot and even spent some years living overseas.
She attended Tuskegee University in Alabama, where she eventually graduated with a degree in Animal Science and went on to pursue her interest in veterinary medicine. It was while studying at Tuskegee University where she met her future husband, Philip Wheeler, though not actually while in school. She had taken a part-time job as a waitress at a local club, and that’s where Wheeler saw her for the first time. According to The Famous People magazine, Wheeler would frequent the club and try to talk to Ashley Nicole. Though she reportedly ignored his advances at first, she eventually began talking to him and the rest is history.
For those quite unaware, Philip Wheeler is a current free agent in the NFL and plays as a linebacker. Out of college in Georgia Tech, he was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts, where he stayed for three seasons. Since then, he has also played for the Oakland Raiders, Miami Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons, and Arizona Cardinals.
Ashley Nicole Wheeler in the Army
As we previously mentioned, Ashley Nicole is both from a military family and is part of it herself. E!Online tells us that while in college, she served in the ROTC and was commissioned into in the Army Reserves as a Captain. If all captains looked like her, we have no doubt that the US Army would have a lot more enlistments!
Apart from that though, what else does Ashley Nicole Wheeler do?
Well, she’s a reality TV star, model, mother of two, and self-made entrepreneur! She’s definitely a powerhouse if we ever saw one.
She is known to have grown to fame when she was selected for the WAGS Miami TV show in 2016. She and Philip had already been dating for roughly 7 years at that point. In fact, they already had a 2-year-old son named Deuce (b. 2014). According to TV Over Mind, Ashley Nicole openly admitted that she had some apprehensions about joining the show. Most of her hesitation arose from worries that being on the show would negatively affect her relationship with Philip and her son.
However, Philip was very supportive and she eventually decided to give it a go. Since appearing on the show, she’s become a fan favorite and has racked up an impressive social media following. She now has roughly 534k followers on Instagram.
As an entrepreneur, Ashley Nicole delved into the hair care industry – a now fast-growing market as more and more youth (women in particular) are fighting to have healthy hair. She established Ashé, a complete hair care system designed to provide the basic products needed to maintain healthy hair. The business stemmed from Ashley’s experiences as a published model working with multiple top modelling agencies and the constant praise she received for being able to maintain a hair care regimen.
When she’s not juggling her responsibilities as a businesswoman and dedicated wife and mother, she spends her time focused on fitness and bodybuilding. She recently competed in a fitness competition in the bikini division and won first place!
Ashley Nicole and Philip Wheeler
The pair had been dating for a long time before they finally decided to tie the knot in May 2017. They had a beautiful beachside wedding in Curacao with 100 guests – a modest crowd for such a star-studded couple. A year later in June 2018, Ashley gave birth to their second son, Phox.
Ashley Nicole Wheeler Gallery
Now that you know all you need to about the NFL’s very own WAG Army Captain, we’re here to give you the best view of her photos as well. Check out the gallery below!