Oh, how convenient!
If you’re a fan of the Kardashian reality shows like I am, then you all have probably been privy to the Season2 premiere of Khloe and Lamar where Khloe‘s BFF, actress Malika Haqq was dating Arizona Cardinals star Adrian Wilson.
In the episode, Malika battled her feelings with staying with a MARRIED but SEPARATED Adrian. She didn’t want to be the reason that Adrian didn’t want to work out his marriage to his wife of 10 years, Alicia Wilson.
So Malika decided to break things off with Adrian.
Now, the NFL star has clearly worked things out with the mother of his 3 children with a lavish 10-year wedding anniversary vow renewal in Hawaii.
Initially, what led you and Alicia to separate?
ADRIAN WILSON:I think we were kind of at a crossroads. Communication has always been a big component in our marriage, and somewhere along the line I think the communication just kind of fell apart. Once that happened, it seemed like it was just downhill from there. It was just a tough situation. I feel like it was something that we had to go through.
How and when did you reconcile?
WILSON:We were separated for six months. That’s what everybody doesn’t understand. We were separated for a while. Getting back together was something that we had to talk about for a very long time. We talked some times all night long and into the next morning — talking about what needed to change. We realized they weren’t really big things; they were just things we needed to work on as a couple. There were things we needed to do in our marriage individually to make each other feel comfortable again and recognizing that I’m responsible for how she feels, and she’s responsible for how I feel. That communication was one of the main things that got us back to the point where we are now. I tell my wife more now than ever before, and she does the same for me.
What was it like watching yourself go on a date on reality TV and then dealing with the fallout from gossip sites and fans afterward?
WILSON:The whole episode attacked my character, and it was shown in a way that reflected the opposite of who I really am. But that’s cool; that’s what they do. Am I mad? Sure. But at the end of the day, that’s not what is most important to me. It’s no longer on my mind. I told my wife all about it and about everything that happened before the show even aired. She was well-prepared for everything — for the backlash and all that stuff. It wasn’t what it should have been, but that’s on me. It’s not on anyone else but me. But being able to get through that, and be where we are now, makes me think the experience helped us out tremendously. I think it made us stronger.
Attacked your character? BOY, cut the jokes!
Looking back, did dating Malika help you better appreciate what you and Alicia have?
WILSON:I don’t think there’s anything like true love. I’ve known my wife since middle school. I don’t think there’s anything stronger than knowing the other person the way we know each other. My wife did her thing; I did my thing. We were apart. Whatever. It was never really about any other person, it was about us individually. We were able to come back together and make it work, and that was the most important thing for us. The love that we’ve always had for each other is still there, and that’s a beautiful thing. That love is never gonna break.
Why did you choose to renew your vows now?
ADRIAN WILSON:We never had a wedding. This is a 10-year vow renewal, but it’s our first real actual wedding. I always told her that if we get to 10 years, I’d give her her time to shine and do all the things that brides do. She was very excited about it. It’s a great opportunity and real fresh start for us. We invited the people who actually love us for who we are and who’ve supported us throughout it all. Plus, we wanted to get our kids involved and just show them that mommy and daddy have gotten back together and how important family is.
“I always told her that if we get to 10 years…….” I CAN’T….and you won’t make me!!!