It has been my experience (many years ago), the old school wives were not "golddiggers." Most had been high school, or college sweethearts, had a career, some were teachers, lawyers and doctors, as well as some were housewives. I met my husband at a formal event, and I was without makeup, had jeans on, and electric rollers in my hair. In his 14 years playing, other than events we had to attend, I maybe went to lunch with a group of wives maybe 10 times.
Some of these chicks are "diggers" and it takes one to know one. Their biggest fear is loosing their "status".
I never "worried" what mine was doing on the road, as it was nothing I could prove, so I didn't worry. My problem came after the retirement, too much time, and too many women. All it took was me to catch one,(it came to me, I wasn't looking), and good-bye!