For years, Kirk Cousins’ wife Julie Hampton, much like her husband, lived behind the limelight of RGII (and his wife Rebecca Liddicoat). During the 2015 season however, that became a thing of the past.
Cousins has embraced life in DC, despite not getting the starting nod till the end of his second season with the Redskins. After a year and a half of dating, Cousins was ready to ask Hampton to marry him. Considering how the two have enjoyed their time in the city, Kirk chose the DC landscape to be a part of the proposal story. Cousins contacted the Congressman from his hometown in Western Michigan to help arrange a perfect location overlooking the National Mall. In an interview with the Washington Post, Cousins explained his thought process:
I called him [Huizenga] 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… The view was great. We were trying to get it at about 5 o’clock, when the sun was setting, but it was a cloudy day, so we didn’t really get the sunset. The scaffolding was still on the monument, but I couldn’t do a whole lot about the scaffolding. I couldn’t pull some strings on that one. Couldn’t pull some strings on the sunset. There were two big cranes in the background. I would have liked to have those removed.
The couple was not interested in a lengthy engagement, setting a June 2014 date in Hampton’s hometown of Atlanta.
Depending on how his audition goes with the Redskins for the final 3 games of 2013, Cousins may be the franchise QB for a new team. Best of luck to the couple.