Meet the lovely Julie Hampton aka Julie Cousins, she is the beautiful and successful wife of Kirk Cousins the NFL quarterback with the Washington Redskins. Wanna Meet her??
Former Michigan State Spartan Kirk Cousins was selected by the Redskins in the fourth round in the 102 overall pick at the 2012 NFL Draft. Cousins wearing the number 12 on his shirt became the starting quarterback on December 11, 2013 replacing Robert Griffin III. Early this year, Kirk sold his number 12 to Andre Roberts for $12.000 the money went to Cousins’ charity the Kirk Cousins Football Camp. Kirk now wears his old #8, the same one he wore throughout his high school and college years.
Kirk and his pretty wife Julie met thru a mutual friend about two years ago, they dated for a year and a half and by November 22, 2014 he proposed!!
The proposal made headlines, it happened on the balcony at the Capitol building, you probably read about that, but in case you didn’t here is how that went..
“I talked to my U.S. congressman from my home area in west Michigan, Bill Huizenga, who I had gotten to know a little bit,” Cousins explained. “I called him to see if I could propose on the balcony of the Speaker of the House’s office, because I had been there before and seen the view and thought it was a great view. He said they could set it up.”
“I was extremely nervous,” Cousins said. “On the way down driving the car, as we got close to the Capitol building I was holding her hand and she goes, ‘Why are your hands cold and sweaty?’ I said, ‘I don’t know,’ but I knew it was because I was super nervous.”
“I just mentioned the view, and told her how we’d gotten to know each other in this city and how we had good memories when we used to walk through the city on some of our earlier dates,” Cousins recounted. He then popped the question before Julie could get suspicious. “I went down a knee before it got too sappy, before it got too awkward. I don’t remember exactly what she said, but she said yes. That’s all I needed to hear.”
And here is the photo that immortalized that beautiful moment!!
And then this..
And the bling on Julie’s finger… well done Mr. Cousins!
Let us tell you a few things about Mrs. Cousins..
25-year-old Julie was born Julie Ann Hampton in Alpharetta, Georgia to Mrs. Sue and Michael Hampton. also the proud parents of Julie’s older brothers Scott and Steve, both Georgia State University graduates, the same alma mater of their beloved father.
Julie and Kirk Cousins got married on June 28, 2014, in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Photo Credit: Hillary Leah Photography LLC