NFL Player Adrian Wilson Renews Vows With Wife After Relationship With Malika Haqq Revealed

Rucuss staffMarch 21, 2012

Arizona Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson caught a lot of heat when fans saw him dating Khloe Kardashian’s best friend Malika Haqq on an episode of E!’s Khloe and Lamar.

Wilson’s fans were taken back because he was a married man. In the episode, Malika and Adrian were living together in Arizona. But Haqq began to feel guilty for dating him knowing he was married but separated. In the end, Malika breaks things off because she didn’t want to be the reason he didn’t reconcile with his wife.


Wilson wasn’t pleased with how he was portrayed on the show. He and his wife Alicia reconciled shortly afterward, and he told Essence that things aren’t at all what they seemed to be on the show. Wilson and his wife have moved on and even renewed their vows in Hawaii in front of 60 of their closest friends and family.

On accusations he “cheated” with Malika on Khloe and Lamar:

“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.”

On whether or not his experience dating Malika had any affect on his reconciliation with his wife Alicia:

“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.”

On how he felt he was portrayed on “Khloe and Lamar” and the negative backlash he received:

“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.”

On why did he choose to renew vows now:

“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.”


Check out more wedding photos at Essence.


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