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Twitter activity by Adrian Peterson’s gal indicates the couple recently got married


(photo credit: Bre McGee/Star Tribune)

While no confirmation has been made by either the Minnesota Vikings or Adrian Peterson, some activity by his longtime girlfriend certainly appears to indicate that the two were recently married.

Ashley Brown, who has been dating the Vikings running back for years and is the mother to Adrian Peterson, Jr., now refers to herself as “Ashley Peterson” on Twitter. She also notes in her Twitter bio that she is a “Wife” and “Mother.” Her Twitter handle? @MrsAshPeterson, although that has presumably been that way since she launched the account back in 2009.

It is unclear, though, exactly how long the details contained in her bio have been that way. The online version of the Vikings media guide has not been updated to reflect any change in Peterson’s marital status, either.

As noted by Star Tribune gossip columnist C.J., Brown has kept an incredibly low profile during the time she spends in the Twin Cites, with the only appearances of any note coming last year when she traveled to London with Peterson for the team’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in September and one other time when she brought Adrian Jr. to a Vikings training camp practice last summer, where he played around with his proud papa.

The aforementioned low profile remained the status quo for some time, that is until last weekend, when Brown (Peterson) and Peterson attended a Starkey Hearing Foundation gala at the St. Paul RiverCentre on Sunday night.

When asked by a Pioneer Press photographer what her name was, the former Playboy model said, “Ashley.” When prompted to provide her last name, she reportedly hesitated before replying, “Peterson.”

C.J. also mentions that she has heard that Peterson has been introducing Brown as his wife.

Not only that, Twin Cities gossip hounds report that she was sporting a “sizable rock on her ring finger.” Peterson allegedly was also rocking a ring as well.

But arguably the most telling detail that appears to confirm that the two are newlyweds is the below retweet and subsequent reply by Peterson’s lady friend to a tweet from the Starkey Foundation’s official Twitter account.

The photo linked in the tweet is below, which appears to be the young lady proudly showing off a ring on her left hand.


All in all, very interesting. She made no attempts to provide a correction to the assertion the two were newlyweds, nor did she try to provide any clarification. She simply expressed a polite thank you.

It sure seems these two are married — the hastag “sotheworldmayhear” certainly is telling as well — but it’s probably best to wait until we hear confirmation from Peterson himself.

And if the two are not married, Peterson — or at least his special lady friend — arguably want everyone to believe that they are hitched.