Autumn Ajirotutu Talks WAGS Season 2
The WAGS are back for a second season, with some new faces in the mix this year. NFL wife Autumn Ajirotutu has already spearheaded some of the new drama this season over whether girlfriends love their men as much as wives do, and been the center of chatter amongst the single girls from a googled rumor about cheating.
We took a moment to catch up with Autumn to chat about the stigma of the long-suffering pro-baller’s wife who puts up with groupies and sidechicks, if she ever faced the same scrutiny she gives the single women, and expanding her family of four and giving her adorable twin girls a baby brother…
How has life changed for you since gaining your own popularity on reality television?
My Life hasn’t changed! Yes. People definitely ask me if I’m Autumn from wags, but I still live a normal life Costco, grocery store, activities for the kids normal mom life!
On the show, it seems like you take the most pride in the fact that you are a wife to a man in a powerful position and mother to his children. Do you feel defined by your marriage and role as a player’s wife?
No way, not at all. Am I happy that I found MY dream guy at a young age? Yes. Am I grateful that we had two healthy beautiful children? Yes. I am most definitely proud of my family and I personally don’t think there is anything wrong with that. I just think that what me and my husband have is special and unique and I’ll stand by that.
Groupies and side chicks seem to be a major concern for the wives of athletes — how do you deal with the constant onslaught of attention your man gets from women?
I do not think it is a major concern from just the wives I think it is a concern with women in general. But to answer your question, how do I deal with it? I don’t deal with it. It’s not a issue in my household. My husband is a homebody.
Not to harp on the cheating issue, but the phenomenon of athletes “openly” having multiple women on the side, break babies, etc. is often seen as normal from the outside looking in. So, as a woman in your position, do you see infidelity as a deal breaker or a hurdle that a relationship just has to jump sometimes?
That is definitely not normal and or okay! I think it is a deal breaker in my opinion, but different strokes for different folks. I just personally couldn’t do/deal with that.
We take that to mean that there was no truth to the cheating rumors about Seyi that Sophia brought to the table…
On the show, it seems like the wives have a general distaste for girlfriends and unattached women. Before you married your husband, did you feel that other players’ wives looked at you the same way? Were you ever treated as an outsider before getting your ring?
To be honest with you I didn’t have many friends that were associated with a player before I got married, so I’m sure they side eyed me too. But not because of me being a girlfriend, but more so of who is she, what is she about, what are her intentions and will she stay around. I never was treated as an outsider. However the organization does treat married couples different than single girls. I can’t speak for every situation, but I can speak on mine.
We assume you have your hands pretty full with the twins. Any plans to add more kids to the equation?
Yes maybe 2 more in the future. I love my girls. They are so fun and perfect but our life wouldn’t be complete unless we had a baby boy.
Are there any projects of your own that you’re working on aside from the show at this time?
Yes! I cam currently working on my food blog/ lifestyle blog! I love cooking and helping people, so this will be a place where you will be able to see all of that and get inspired to cook, do activities with your children and see what products I think are hot/helpful.
Good for Autumn! Great to see her staying so positive and strong in her marriage, despite what reality TV tries to twist things into.
WAGS airs tonight at 10 on E!. Catch up on what else happens with the ladies…