Lisa, Zach Wilson’s mother, gushed about his girlfriend amid Jets drama
New York may not have brought football glory to Zach Wilson, but his mother is grateful for some of his tenure.
Lisa Wilson spent the holiday weekend with the struggling Jets quarterback and his siblings, along with his alleged girlfriend Nicolette Dellano and his family, in New Jersey, according to photos she shared on his Instagram story.
« So happy NY brought @nicolette_dellanno and her beautiful family into our lives, » Lisa wrote in a group photo that showed her, Wilson, Nicolette and others at Italian restaurant Pazzo in Red Bank, New Jersey. Lisa also tagged Nicolette’s mother, Kathy Dellano, who was featured in the photo.
In a separate post, Lisa wrote « My World » over a group selfie, which was taken at the Short Hills mall in Millburn, New Jersey.
Wilson and New Jersey native Dellanno were first linked in June when they attended a Yankees game together and were photographed in the Bronx. They have yet to confirm their relationship status.
Meanwhile, Lisa dealt with social media trolls amid her son’s struggles. She recently took to her Instagram Story to share screenshots of a direct message exchange with a man who told her to « stay strong » following Wilson’s second demotion of the season.
The man then apologized for previously sending her a ‘rude comment’, to which she accepted his apology and wished him well.
« There is hope for humanity, » Lisa wrote in the screenshot. « This stuff fills my heart. »
In July, Lisa took to Instagram to defend her friends amid accusations that her son was involved with one of his pals following his split from ex-girlfriend Abbey Gile.
Lisa, who hails from Utah, visited Wilson in New Jersey as the quarterback’s days with the Jets would be numbered.
Wilson was out of action for three games with the Jets before being substituted again and then abruptly pushed back into the starting spot with Mike White sitting out with rib injuries. Two bad starts later, Wilson is back on the inactive roster with White starting Sunday against the Seahawks.
Wilson, the former No. 2 overall pick, received boos from the home crowd at MetLife Stadium against the Jaguars on Thursday and was replaced by Chris Streveler as the Jets trailed the Jaguars, 16-3, at the end of the third quarter. Wilson completed 9 of 18 passes for 92 yards and an interception.
After the game, head coach Robert Saleh said, « We haven’t seen the last [Wilson]“, despite his bench Thursday evening.
Monday, Saleh said White will be the starter for the rest of the season.
However, Saleh added that Wilson is part of the Jets’ future plans, and that he hopes to continue developing the second-grade BYU product.
The Jets visit the Seahawks on Sunday.