Even though she is now most famous as the wife of popular NFL quarterback, Baker Mayfield, Emily Wilkinson has also made a name for herself through her exemplary hard work and dedication to community service. As an Instagram influencer, Emily has endeared herself to many in the online community with her health and beauty tips. This fact has garnered her millions of followers and she is now courted by many top brands for sponsorships and ads.
Away from Instagram, the Omaha native, who commenced her career as a patient coordinator for a plastic surgery unit in Beverly Hills, is also building a serious rep as a budding journalist. She landed her first gig with WKYC, an NBC-affiliated channel in Cleveland, Ohio in the year 2019, and since then, has distinguished herself as a star to watch out for with her good-natured reports and invaluable lifestyle tips.
Emily Wilkinson Is A Native Of Omaha, Nebraska
Emily Patricia Wilkinson was born on the 4th day of April 1991 in Omaha, Nebraska. Although her date and place of birth are well known, her childhood, as well as her basic and high school education details are not in the public domain. As for her university education, she schooled at the University of Nebraska where she graduated in the year 2013.
As a result of her initial quests to fend for herself, Emily worked as a bartender at some local bars. She subsequently moved to Los Angeles and went on to land a role as a patient coordinator in the Galanis Plastic Surgery Clinic in Beverly Hills. It is unknown the periods for which Emily Wilkinson worked at Galanis but it was indeed memorable as it opened the doors for her to meet with and interact with different kinds of people
She Now Counts Hundreds Of Thousands Of Followers On Instagram
After her time as a patient coordinator ended, Emily went on to make proper use of her Instagram handle and emerge as an influencer on the platform. The Omaha native actually opened her account as far back as 2012 but only used it for social purposes until a few years later when she decided to start offering beauty, wellness, and health tips to her followers. She also complemented it with professionally-done photos of herself and her followership spiraled out of the roofs. Wilkinson now has more than 200k followers on Instagram. She has also been contracted to do ads for several reputable brands including Smirnoff.
Her brother, Sammy Wilk Is A Popular Internet Celebrity,
Emily Wilkinson is one of the four children born to Dave Wilkinson and Lori Wilkinson. Her siblings include a brother named Benny, and a sister called Annie. Benny is a fitness trainer and a traveler that loves adventure whereas Annie is a podcaster. Emily also has a younger brother, named Sammy, who has an even larger online presence.
Popularly known as Sammy Wilk, Sammy is an internet personality who garnered fame following the many videos he uploaded online in Vine. He subsequently turned his sights to music and has dropped a solo studio album titled Ready for War. He was also part of the musical group known as Omaha Boys and has toured with a hip-hop artist named Derek Luh. Sammy has nearly two million followers on his Instagram account and owns a clothing line known as WILK Collection.
She Initially Said No To Mayfield Because She Feared He Would Be A Playboy
Emily Wilkinson may now be enjoying life as the wife of Heisman-winning QB and NFL star, Baker Mayfield, but that nearly did not become reality.
As the story goes, the couple had a pair of mutual friends who had been trying to get them together for some time but all to no avail. They finally spotted one another in October 2017; Mayfield’s brother was face-timing him to show him all the people that had turned up to watch him in a game and Emily in the background. He took notice of her and then started following and unfollowing her on Instagram to get her attention. Her attention he did get and by December 2017, they were exchanging messages on Instagram.
Mayfield later invited Emily to watch him at the Rose Bowl game in January 2018 but she was reluctant about going. This reluctance stemmed from the lady’s fear that Mayfield would turn out to be a typical “playboy athlete and punk football star” but she overcame her hesitations and attended the game in January 2018. They ended up falling in love and just a few days after the game, Mayfield moved in with her.
The Couple Have Done Several Charity Initiatives as Part of the Browns Family
In stark contrast to her initial cold feet, Emily Wilkinson only dated Baker Mayfield for just about six months before accepting to marry him in July 2018. The couple later tied the knot in a beautiful vintage-inspired outdoor ceremony at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu on the 6th of July 2019. For the wedding, the bride wore a beautiful lace gown with a diamond solitaire and Gianvito Rossi heels. She later changed into Nike sneakers for some serious dancing.
As for the groom, he wore a custom-made three-piece blue suit from South Wick. He also got the same type of suits for all of his groomsmen. The ceremony featured about 350 guests including some of Mayfield’s college teammates such as Dede Westbrook, Kyler Murray, Mark Andrews, and Orlando Brown. Emily and Mayfield have been officially married for about two years now and there are no signs of trouble in their paradise.
The couple makes their home in Cleveland, where Mayfield plays for the Cleveland Browns, and have endeared themselves to their community by joining in philanthropic initiatives carried out by the Browns. For instance, in November 2019, the couple joined other Browns players to take part in a Feed the Need event at the Cleveland town hall. During the event, they served thousands of hot thanksgiving dinners to less privileged people in the community.
Emily has also been known to defend her husband when the need arises. During a post-game interview in December 2019, a reporter asked her husband a question that didn’t sit well with her. She didn’t take it lying down and promptly took to social media to air her grievances.
Emily Wilkinson Moonlights As A Special Correspondent for A Local TV Station in Ohio.
Asides her philanthropic strides, Emily Wilkinson is also making a name for herself in Ohio by taking on part-time work as a correspondent for the NBC-affiliated station, WKYC, in Ohio. She assumed the job in October 2019 and files in light-hearted reports on topics such as innovative brands in the wellness and health sector, the most interesting fun spots in the city as well as general lifestyle pieces, etc. Her reports also feature interactions with experts on these topics. Emily’s reports can be found across all of WKYC’s digital channels. It can also be watched on air during programs such as Lunch Break with Jay Crawford (12:00 noon) and Front Row (7 pm).