Coming out in 2012, Robert Griffin III was the talk of the footballing world; he was said to change the NFL and also was going to carry the mantle of Michael Vick and turn the footballing world on its head. The whole thing was more dream than reality; he went through a lot in his career and his most recent resurrection, the player credits his wife, Grete Šadeiko.
It was not a great time to be Robert Griffin III in the mid-2010s; his career was going down the drain after a horrific knee injury, and his personal life was also a mess after getting divorced from his first wife, Rebecca Liddicoat. It probably felt like the whole world was falling down on his head, his college sweetheart and the mother of his child was gone, and his career was coming to a screeching halt.
Grete Šadeiko is a heptathlete who is married to NFL player Robert Griffin III. Source: Instagram
But then along came Estonian heptathlete Grete Šadeiko, she was from the European country of Estonian and an athlete at Florida University. Born on 29 May 1993, she came in fourth place during the 2010 World Junior Championships. Now, almost four years after the two met for the first time, ask Robert Griffin III, who is the most important person in his life is, he will tell you without hesitation, his wife Grete Šadeiko and daughter.
Grete Šadeiko is a Heptathlete, and She Met Robert Griffin III in 2016
Robert and Grete met for the first time in 2016. Source: Instagram
Grete Šadeiko was born in Estonia, and most of her early education was done in the country, which lies near the north-west border of Russia. Grete moved to the United States after her high school education was done, and she enrolled at Florida State University, where she continued her career as an athlete.
For four years she was at the university, and after she was done with her University education Grete Šadeiko met Robert Griffin III for the first time, the couple started on their romance journey near the end of summer and as Robert was doing deep soul searching as to what he wanted to do with his life and career.
Grete Šadeiko and Robert moved in together as the player embarked on his shirt stint with the Cleveland Browns and soon quit football altogether for a year after being released by Browns. But it was the support at home from his girlfriend Grete Šadeiko, which kept the player moving forward.
Grete Šadeiko and Robert Griffin III Got Engaged on the Same Day of Her Baby Shower
Robert Griffin III proposed Grete Šadeiko to be his wife during her baby shower. Source: Instagram
After being together for about a year, the couple announced they were awaiting the arrival of their first child together. This would be Robert’s second child after the birth of his first daughter in 2015 with former wife, Rebecca Liddicoat. Robert was ecstatic about the new beginning in his life, and on the same day of the Grete Šadeiko’s baby shower, the 2012 number one pick proposed.
On the sandy beach with the couple celebrating the imminent arrival of the first child together, Robert got on one knee with their friends and family holding up signs spelling her name and asking her to marry him. She said yes, and soon after the birth of their first daughter together, the couple tied the knot.
Robert Griffin III is Married to His Wife Grete Šadeiko – How Many Children do They Share?
Robert Griffin III and Grete Šadeiko were together for about two years when the duo walked down the aisle and said their vows in front of their friends and family. The couple got married on 10 March 2018, about nine months after the birth of their first daughter.
Grete Šadeiko and her husband share two kids together, their first daughter, Gloria Griffin, was born on 2 July 2017. Soon after the couple got married, Grete was pregnant again, and the athlete gave birth to the couple’s second daughter on 7 September 2019, whom they named Gameya Griffin.
Grete Šadeiko and Robert Griffin III are parents to their two daughters together, Glorian and Gameya Griffin. Source: Instagram
Grete Šadeiko, who now goes by the name Grete Šadeiko Griffin is getting ready for the upcoming 2020 Olympics, where she is hoping to take part in the track and field event. Robert was supportive of her decision and said, “Track is her realm. She owns the track, I own the football field, and that's a great family dynamic.”