It’s not easy out there for a WAG. Even the newlyweds.
Ashley Nicole Wheeler, who wed Arizona Cardinals player Philip Wheeler in May in Curacao, is missing her man.
“Married life was great — until about a month ago!” Wheeler laughs from a VIP party at Faena Miami Beach Hotel. “Then training camp happened. I don’t have family here and not that many friends. I’m home taking care of myself and my son. I joke that I am a single parent. I mean, I’m not complaining. It is what it is.”
Besides, Wheeler does have her fellow castmates and her BFF Darnell Thibodeaux, who recently split from her daughter’s father Miami Dolphins safety Reshad Jones (she’s dealing with a lot of heartbreak in season 2).
“We are close. That’s part of being a WAG,” said Wheeler. “At the end of the day, it’s about girls bonding and getting down to the nitty gritty and holding each other accountable. We’re going to be here for each other.”
Wheeler isn’t exactly sitting at home eating carrot sticks. The model and captain in the Army Reserves has a haircare line she developed after getting so much positive response after season 1.
“Fans would send me emails and messages saying, ‘How do you get your hair so gorgeous?’ So I started my own product line [Ashe Hair Care System]. I work hard.”