NFL star Zach Wilson’s ex-girlfriend appears to be dating his college roommate, Washington Commanders wide receiver Dax Milne — after she seemingly accused the New York Jets quarterback of cheating on her with his mum’s best friend.
Milne appeared to reveal his relationship with his one-time best friend’s ex, Abbey Gile, with a romantic Instagram post on the weekend, the New York Post reports.
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“Word on the street,” he wrote alongside two photos of him on a beach holding hands and cuddling his new flame, who never showed her face.
Sports site uStadium shared the post and said “word on the IG streets” was that the mystery woman was Gile, saying that former roommates Wilson and Milne “no longer follow each other on Twitter or IG”.
The site said Gile — who split with Wilson, her high school sweetheart, earlier this year — confirmed the relationship in a video on her Instagram, which has since been deleted.
But according to screenshots widely shared online, Gile went even further when a commenter accused her of being a “homie hopper” by dating her longtime ex’s one-time best mate.
In a since-deleted comment, she said that Wilson “was sleeping with his mum’s best friend … that’s the real homie hopper”, along with two laughing emojis.
Gile soon deleted her Instagram account and Milne blocked any comments to his initial romantic post.
Wilson’s mum’s best friend was never identified, and the quarterback does not appear to have commented on the rumour.
The rumours sparked a series of memes — with one joking that Wilson “did play for the Cougars” — as well as seemingly admiring posts from other NFL stars.
“Zach Wilson is the (GOAT),” tweeted former wide receiver Chad Johnson, using a common acronym for the Greatest Of All Time.
“Confirmed,” replied Seattle Seahawks wide receive DK Metcalf, who added a laughing emoji.
Meanwhile, Wilson’s mum, influencer Lisa Neeleman Wilson, posted an emotional, nearly 30-minute-long Instagram video on Monday decrying the evils of social media and online predators.
Instead of referring to her son’s love life, however, she spoke of the pain of her daughter turning on her and hating her because of “Satan” working through social media.
“I full-on thought that I had mastered parenting … I was like, ‘I’m a freaking bada**, I have a kid in the NFL’,” she said, adding she was “in denial” of their lives online.
“Guys, you need to take back your title as parent … You’re in charge of these beautiful babies, and I failed horribly,” she said of a “sneaky a**hole” who messaged pornography to her daughter.
This story originally appeared on the New York Post and was republished with permission