Update: In July 2013, we shared photos and a video from the fairy-tale wedding in Denver of Rebecca Liddicoat, who's originally from Boulder, and Robert Griffin III, then the star quarterback for the Washington Redskins; material from our previous post has been incorporated into this one.
What a difference three years makes.
Griffin's tenure with Washington went downhill fast; he's currently the signal caller for the woeful Cleveland Browns, and his pre-season debut with the squad last week was hardly the stuff of legend.
In the meantime, he and Liddicoat, whose pregnancy with daughter Reese Ann Griffin he celebrated in this February 2015 tweet....
...have split up and are in the process of filing for divorce, according to Cleveland.com.
In addition, TMZ reports that Griffin has "already scrubbed his Instagram page of all traces of Rebecca."
Likewise, a wacky wedding video from the couple's wedding at the Denver Four Seasons, which was originally shared in this post, has vanished.
Things have definitely changed for the pair, who first got together while both attended Baylor University, where RGIII earned a well-deserved Heisman Trophy.
Here's the description of Liddicoat's first meeting with Griffin, as shared in Baylor's alumni magazine:
It was not exactly love at first sight when Rebecca Liddicoat, BS '10, met Robert in March 2009. A mutual friend arranged for them to meet.
"When I first met him, I thought he was a little weird," admits Liddicoat, a native of Boulder, Colo. who majored in biology and was president of CHI's Service Club. "I was a little nervous, and I asked him why he was wearing girls socks. He had on those weird socks he always wears," referring to the colorful apparel Robert often dons, featuring the likenesses of characters like Cookie Monster, SpongeBob SquarePants and Scooby-Doo.
"I was just getting out of a real bad relationship," Robert remembers. "I really wasn't looking to get into another one, but she rubbed me the right way. There's just something about Becca; she's all for me, and sometimes you need people in your life like that." Liddicoat says Griffin was humble and funny, and the two soon began dating. Fast forward to just after the weather delayed Baylor's Homecoming 2010 victory over Kansas State, which clinched Baylor's bowl eligibility. Griffin decided the night was ripe for a grand finale.
"After the game, all of our parents were there, but they had already left us before we left the stadium," says Rebecca. "Robert was acting kind of strange, driving slow. He was stalling and coming up with things to do, and he said we have to go to the indoor facility. I wasn't really expecting it. When we got there it was all dark, and then I realized something was happening."
Liddicoat says she and Robert have a special place on campus and she had always expected he would propose there, but the rain made the spot less appealing that night. As usual, Robert was prepared. He audibled to the Allison Indoor Practice Facility. Inside the candlelit building, Robert retrieved the ring from his father, then crooned a ballad he had penned for the occasion, accompanied by a teammate with a guitar. Surrounded by their families, he took a knee and popped the question.
"It was really a happy moment. I was just all smiles," Liddicoat recalls.
Cut to July 2013, when Griffin and Liddicoat tied the knot. As noted by Bleacher Report, radio personality Rock Newman attended and snapped pics aplenty at the ceremony. Among the ones he shared on his Facebook page is this image of the ring exchange.... ...as well as the couple's first post-marriage dance.... ...and RGIII hitting the dance floor with his mom, Jackie. Continue for additional photos from the wedding and more. Newman's photo of Liddicoat and Griffin immediately after exchanging vows doesn't exactly catch the QB's best side.... ...but he manages to get a nice shot of his own wife posing with then-Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan, who returned to Denver, where he previously coached the Broncos, in order to attend the ceremony: Prior to saying "I do," Griffin tweeted and Facebooked this note: "The easiest way to say It......BIG DAY!" And afterward, he followed up with this: "Well brohams and brohamettes, I'm out."
Continue to see more photos of Griffin and Liddicoat during happier times.
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