Ashli Dotson (born December 17th, 1993) is an American lifestyle/fashion blogger and philanthropist who shot into the limelight as the spouse of American football wide receiver Mike Evans. Jessica and Mike, who plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL), got hitched in 2015 and have maintained a happy matrimonial home blessed with three amazing kids and a stepdaughter.
Some naysayers think that Ashli has no life independent of the NFL Wide receiver, but it turns out they couldn’t be more wrong because Ashli is a talented and well-educated woman. She runs a fashion and lifestyle blog called AllAboutAshli, where she shares her fashion finds and health tips and exposes readers to the joy of motherhood. Besides this, she is also serving as the vice president of her husband’s foundation, the Mike Evans Foundation. Let’s have a deeper look at who Mike Evan’s wife really is.
Profile Summary of Ashli Dotson
- Full Name: Ashli Nicole Dotson Evans
- Date of Birth: December 17th, 1993
- Place of Birth: Houston, Texas, United States of America
- Ethnicity: Caucasian
- Nationality: American
- Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
- Education: Blinn Junior College in Brenham, Texas, and Texas A&M University.
- Profession: Fashion Lifestyle Blogger and Philanthropist
- Net Worth: $1 Million
- Height: 5 feet 5 inches (1.60 meters /160 cm)
- Weight: 59 kg (130 lbs.)
- Marital Status: Married
- Ashli Dotson’s Husband: Mike Evans (m. 2016-present)
- Ashli Dotson’s Sibling: Justin Dotson (Brother)
- Ashli Dotson’s Children: Ariah Lynn Evans (daughter), Amari Thomas Evans (Son), Aliyah Nicole Evans, and Mackenzie Evans (stepdaughter).
- Instagram: @ashli_evans
- Twitter: @ashlievans213
- Website: AllAboutAshli
Ashli Dotson was Born in 1993 in Houston, Texas
Ashli Nicole Dotson was birthed under the Sagittarius birth sign on December 17, 1993, in Houston, Texas, United States. She is American by nationality and belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity. Ashli is one of the two children born to her father, Orlando Pierce, and her mother, Brandi Dotson. Her grandparents are Tommy and Carolyn Dotson.
Ashli grew up in Houston alongside her brother Justin Dotson. The sister-brother duo was raised under their parents’ strict supervision. Sadly, the siblings lost their father, Orlando Pierce, on July 17, 2017. Ashli completed her high school education in her hometown, after which she enrolled at Blinn Junior College in Brenham, Texas, and completed her education at Texas A&M University.
Ashli Dotson Met Mike Evans at Texas A&M University
Among all happily-ever-after love stories, the love story of Ashli Dotson and Mike Evans stands out for the bond and understanding the couple share. Ashli met her husband, Mike Evans, back in the year 2013 during their collegiate days at Texas A&M University.
The couple developed an instant affection towards each other which eventually led to a romantic relationship between the pair. Ashli and Mike had their first date at a cinema. Surprisingly during the early days of their relationship, Ashli Dotson had no idea that Mike Evans was a famous collegiate football player. However, after watching one of his games, it became evident to her that her boyfriend was a talented wide receiver.
Ashli fell even deeper in love with him after she witnessed his affection towards his little daughter Mackenzie who was two years of age at the time. Ashli and Mike Evans’s relationship continued to bud even after Mike Evans was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the year 2014.
The College Sweethearts Got Married in 2015
While some relationships between college sweethearts fail to reach a certain mark, some collegiate relationships bud over time and develop into something more. Ashli and Mike Evans’s relationship falls into the category of that which bloomed and developed into a marital union.
Ashli Dotson and Mike Evans got engaged on December 19th, 2014, as they celebrated Christmas together. The proposal came as a surprise to Ashli, who was gifted a box with a pair of blue Pigalle designer shoes from Christian Louboutin and a small ring box from Tiffanys during their family Christmas Celebration. Ashli was immensely happy and surprised as Mike Evans went down on his knee to pop the question, to which Ashli joyfully replied YES.
Ashli and Mike Evans eventually walked down the aisle in a glamorous ceremony that was held at ‘The Corinthian’ in Houston, Texas, on February 13, 2016. The couple provided their over 500 guests with a late-night Whataburger in Texan Taste. The bride graced the occasion with a beautiful figure-hugging lace silhouette gown from Alon Livne, while the groom kept it classy in a Joseph Abboud black tuxedo.
The ceremony was a magical moment for the couple as well as for friends and relatives, including Mike’s daughter Makenzie, who served as the flower girl. To sign off the occasion, the couple jetted to Bora Bora and Moore for their honeymoon.
She is a Mother to Three Children and a Step-Mother to Mike Evans’s Daughter
Seven years into their marital union, Ashli Dotson and Mike Evans keep waxing stronger in love. The union of Ashli and Mike Evans has welcomed two amazing children, Ariah Lynn Evans and Amari Thomas Evans. The couple welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Ariah Lynn, who was birthed on November 30th, 2016.
The family became bigger as they welcomed an additional blessing in the form of a baby boy named Amari Thomas Evans, birthed on December 28th, 2019. Ashli and Mike Evans welcomed another child, a daughter named Aliyah Nicole Evans, on May 18th, 2022. The birth of Aliyah sparked a flurry of congratulatory wishes from Buccaneer fans as well as well-wishers after the new mother, Ashli, took to her Instagram page to share the happy news.
Besides the two children she shares with Mike Evans, Ashli is a stepmother to Mike Evan’s daughter, Mackenzie, whom her husband had from his past romantic relationship. Mackenzie was birthed in the year 2012. The couple is currently residing in their home in Florida with their three beautiful children.
Ashli Dotson is a Lifestyle and Fashion Blogger
Ashli Dotson runs a fashion and lifestyle blog called AllAboutAshli, where she shares her personal experiences and tips for struggling women to improve and advance their lifestyles. Her blog covers the joys and challenges of motherhood, where she shares adventures, lessons, and tips to make motherhood a lot easier for women. She shares health and wellness tips that will help readers ‘’feel the best from inside out.’
Ashli boosts to be a shopaholic who loves staying up to date on fashion trends. She uses her blog to share her fashion finds appropriate for different occasions like date nights or events programs. Through her fashion and lifestyle blog, Ashli exposes readers to her day-to-day life activities by taking them on a journey of discovery through motherhood, travels, health, fashion, and fitness.
Apart from blogging, Ashli is also involved in Philanthropic activities and dedicates her time and money to various charitable initiatives and fundraisers. She is the Vice President of the Mike Evans Family Foundation, which was founded in partnership with her husband in the year 2017.
The goal of the foundation is to help children and families by providing scholarship programs and other necessary amenities. The foundation also aims at supporting victims of domestic violence. The Mike Evans Foundation has made an impact on society by giving out tens of millions of dollars in scholarships. The foundation also hosts an annual Christmas program and free football camps for children in Galveston.
Ashli Dotson’s Husband had a Troubled Childhood
Mike Evans’s childhood days were anything but smooth and easy, he had a disturbing childhood characterized by domestic violence and abuse. While growing up with his parents (Mickey Evans and Heather Kilgore), his mother, Heather Kilgore, was always at the mercy of his father, who subjected her to physical and mental abuse.
Like many victims of domestic violence, Mike’s mother continued to suffer in secret without opening up to her parents and loved ones. The secret she kept eventually came to the fore when her brother, Sam, witnessed her being physically abused by her husband. This led to an irreversible tragedy as Sam stabbed Mike’s father to death when Mike was nine years of age. After the tragic incident, Sam was jailed for life, and Mike’s mother, Heather, was left alone to take care of her two children.
Mike Evan’s tragic childhood led to the birth of the Mike Evans Family Foundation, which was founded in December 2017 with the added goal of assisting families and victims of domestic violence.
Mike Evans overcame all the difficulties he faced to become an established and successful wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL. He has earned some notable awards and recognitions, which include First Team All-SEC in 2013, Consensus All-American in 2013, and PFWA All-Rookie Team in 2014. He was a second-team All-Pro in 2016, a four-time Pro Bowl, and a Super Bowl Champion.
What is Ashli Dotson’s Net Worth?
Ashli is yet to reveal her net worth to the public, but she is predicted to have amassed a significant amount of money from her blogging activities, and endorsement deals with high-end brands.
As a life partner, she does share her husband’s net worth of around $25 million, which he earned from his football career, as well as endorsement deals with brands like Pepsi, Body Armor, and Gillette. In 2018, Mike Evans signed a $14.6 million five-year deal with Tampa Bay for $82.5 million with a guaranteed amount of $55 million.