Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield is often assumed to be just your typical playboy athlete. But with if we were to tell you that the 2018 first overall pick was actually married. That’s right! For those who haven’t been introduced, Baker Mayfield’s wife is the lovely Emily Wilkinson.
You yourself may not be familiar with that name, but Baker Mayfield’s wife actually has a significant following of her own. She is often seen on his arm at important events and speaking her support for her husband.
So, who is Emily Wilkinson, how did she meet her husband, and what is it she does for a living? Continue reading to find out.
Who Is Emily Wilkinson?
Emily Wilkinson, born April 4, 1991, was one of four children parented by Lori and Dave Wilkinson. The family grew in Omaha and her brother Sammy is a famous musician and fashion entrepreneur.
Career Before Cleveland
Emily attended the university of Nebraska Lincoln in 2013. Following her graduation, she landed a job as a bartender. She went on to get a job at Los Angeles-based, Galanis Plastic Surgery as a patient coordinator. Although she loved the job, Emily left to move to Cleveland and be with the man she loves.
What Does Baker Mayfield’s Wife Do Now?
The end of 2020 saw Emily’s estimated net worth at 300k USD, but what does she do? It seems she hasn’t set her eye on just one profession.
With more than 200,000 followers on Instagram, Emily, who now goes by Emily Wilkinson Mayfield, earns a living as an Instagram Model. Posting adverts for products, modeling top brand clothing, and pairing with professional stylists seems to get Emily a following of her own. She’s also not shy about showing off her well-kept body to her loyal followers.
She also works as a media correspondent. Emily often appears in broadcasts on Cleveland’s 3News, where she worked throughout the pandemic. In Summer 2019, Emily and Baker signed an endorsement deal with Progressive Insurance, which has seen the pair appear in several television advertisements, too.
Where It Began
Baker and Emily met in 2017 through mutual friends, but it was not love at first sight for Emily. With some skepticism around dating a pro footballer, the woman was not keen to strike up a relationship with Baker. Not one to give up, Baker repeatedly followed and unfollowed her on Instagram until she agreed to go to lunch with him prior to the 2018 Rose Bowl.
Becoming Baker Mayfield’s Wife
Despite her initial concerns, Emily quickly fell for the football star. And within a few months of dating the pair got engaged. They had only been dating for six months when Baker popped the question. They announced their engagement in July 2018. The pair married in a private ceremony at Calamigos Ranch, Malibu, in June 2019, and recently celebrated their second wedding anniversary.
Think Twice and Proud Wife
As Baker’s biggest supporter, Emily is always the first to voice her opinions on matters concerning her husband. Whether she’s coming to his defense or showing her appreciation for her man, Emily has always been present when needed. She often posts on social media in support of her husband, his career, and anything else she feels passionate about.
2019 saw Baker have a somewhat turbulent sophomore season resulting in him receiving a lot of criticism and scrutiny. Emily responded to one fan’s social media post, which was bringing attention to his questionable performance, and shared a lengthy message of her own. Within the message, Emily urged fans to think twice before they began ridiculing a player as they could never fully comprehend all the factors at play.
Baker Mayfield’s Proud Wife
Following the onslaught of racial injustice in America, many NFL players decided to take the knee during the national anthem as a mark of solidarity with the Black community. Baker himself had said he would participate in such a gesture but then backtracked. He claimed that it only led to discussions about the action rather than the meaningful discussion that needed to be had to unify communities. Emily shared his explanatory Twitter post to her Instagram story captioning it, ‘Proud wife.’
The Mayfield’s hit the news again in early March 2021 after Baker tweeted that the pair had definitely seen a UFO falling out of the sky while they were on their way home from dinner. Emily shared her husband’s post and substantiated his claims. The posts got much attention as people questioned whether it was in fact related to the SpaceX rocket prototype that exploded quickly after launch.
Making Dreams Come True
Lifelong Cleveland Brown’s fan, Tom Siepel had been battling kidney cancer. He wanted nothing more than to see his beloved team play once more. Baker and Emily were able to help his wish come true, with Emily gifting him a suite at FirstEnergy Stadium to watch his team make the playoffs for the first time since 2002. Sadly, Siepel died shortly after. But his family and friends were grateful he had the chance to experience such a day.
More Than Baker Mayfield’s Wife
While it would be easy for Emily to get through life living in her husband’s limelight, it seems the woman is making a name for herself and investing time in making her own fortune. Ever a popular attendee at events, she seems to have the role of supportive wife down to a tee while not allowing herself to become overshadowed by it.
Emily Wilkinson went from denying many advancements to living, what some may call, a fairy-tale dream.
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