While RG3 has officially filed for divorce from his wife Rebecca Liddicoat, the former Redskins and now Browns quarterback hasn’t been shy about his newest relationship. His new girlfriend, Florida State heptathlete Grete Sadeiko, was linked to Griffin for months before his divorce papers were leaked. Griffin may be starting for the Browns, but off the field, he’s going blonde.
Here’s the story on Sadeiko:
1. Sadeiko is a Heptathlete Studying Psychology at Florida State University
Labeled one of Estonia’s top junior athletes after finishing fourth at the 2010 World Junior Championships, Sadeiko comes from a family of heptathletes. She’s been on the Seminole track team since 2013, and came back from injury in 2014 by breaking a 24-year old FSU heptathlon record. Now a redshirt junior, the 23-year old Sadeiko has been second-team All-American for two consecutive years.
The heptathlon is traditionally a two-day track event consisting of seven events, three of which involve running. There are 200M and 800M sprints, as well as a 100M hurdles event. There is also high jump, shot put, javelin throw and long jump.
2. Sadeiko’s Sister Participated in the Rio Olympics
While Grete is still at the collegiate level, her sister Grit is one of the world’s best heptathletes. Grit, who is 27, also excelled in youth athletics but unlike her sister did not take her talents to the United States. Her biggest achievement was in 2011, when she won gold in the heptathlon at the U23 European Championships.
Grit qualified for the heptathlon in Rio, but 2016 was not her year. She hit a hurdle during her 100M hurdles race, and was disqualified from the competition.
3. She’s Supported RG3 on Twitter During Training Camp
Sources say RG3 and his wife were separated for several months leading up to his divorce. That makes sense, because his new girl has been tweeting about his progress with the Browns as early as July.
Since the news of Griffin’s divorce, Sadeiko has gone private on all of her social media accounts. TMZ has also posted photos of the couple out on a recent trip to LA, where they can be seen holding hands on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
4. RG3 May Have Already Gotten a Tattoo of Her Name on His Forearm
According to TMZ, Sadeiko may have already made a permanent impact on Griffin. Or at least on his arm, as photos show Griffin’s right forearm adorned with “Grete Sadeiko” in cursive.
TMZ also spoke with a source close to Griffin’s ex-wife, who revealed that Griffin first came in contact with Sadeiko via Instagram in January. Sadeiko also appears to have at least one tattoo on her forearm, but it is unclear if it is related to Griffin.
TMZ’s source went on to say that although the divorce is being processed, Rebecca Liddicoat was still working on saving the couple’s marriage up until the news on Sadeiko broke.
5. RG3 Filed For Divorce on August 17 From His Wife of Three Years
Griffin and Rebecca Liddicoat met in 2009 through mutual friends. The couple were engaged in October of 2010, while Griffin was building his resume playing for Baylor. The couple waited until after Griffin was drafted to get married, and held the ceremony in Denver to be close to the bride’s family.
The couple never quarreled publicly, and only recently celebrated the birth of their first child. Griffin announced the pregnancy on Twitter in February 2015, and Reese Ann Griffin was born on May 21 of the same year.
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