He’s controversial to some and a living legend to others. In Cleveland, he’s the savior that city’s craved in the hopes of revitalizing a long-forgotten NFL franchise. He’s a lot of things, and now, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has another title: husband.
On Saturday night, Mayfield married girlfriend Emily Wilkinson at a ceremony in Malibu, California. The pair started dating following Oklahoma’s 2018 Rose Bowl loss to Georgia and made their first public appearance during a Los Angeles Clippers game. Just over a year later, they are hitched.
“Mr. Mayfield here checking in with Mrs. Mayfield,” the NFL star said on his Instagram story. “Oh my goodness, I’m married. We’re married.”
Many of the 2017 Heisman Trophy winner’s current and former teammates were in attendance, including Kyler Murray, Dede Westbrook, Conor Knight, Geno Lewis, Mark Andrews, Orlando Brown, Ty Darlington and Oklahoma Sooners co-offensive coordinator Cale Gundy, who tweeted a photograph of the group at Calamigos Ranch on Friday night.
Current Sooner quarterback Tanner Schafer and tight end Grant Calcaterra served as ushers during the ceremony, according to OU Daily.
Wilkinson, 28, is a former Instagram model and social media influencer. Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, she previously worked at Galanis Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills before quitting her “favorite job ever” to move to Cleveland back in May 2018, according to TMZ.
“A year ago today, you asked me to spend forever with you, and next weekend we officially say “I do.” I am truly the luckiest girl in the world,” Wilkinson said in a social media post before the wedding.
Mayfield, 24, now will enjoy the last few weeks of the offseason before returning to Ohio for NFL training camp alongside Nick Chubb, Jarvis Landry, David Njoku, Myles Garrett, and new teammate Odell Beckham Jr. in preparation for the long season ahead.
Congrats to the newlyweds, but unfortunately, the honeymoon phase won’t last much longer before the season gets underway. And with Cleveland’s opening-weekend game against the Tennessee Titans looming, Mayfield’s focus will need to shift back to football in a hurry.
The Browns are currently have the ninth-best odds to win Super Bowl LIV.