Ashley Harlan was brought into the limelight when she became the wife of the famous Ben Roethlisberger nicknamed the Big Ben, who is the Quarterback NFL player for the Pittsburg Steelers. Although she is married to a millionaire husband, Ashley is also a successful woman in her own right. She has been working as a medical assistant and health scientist before she became a popular figure.
Her marriage with her heartthrob has lasted for a long while and has been less drama and much fun for the lovebirds. As we take a trip into her biography, you will get to know about her family, net worth, and how she came to be the wife of Big Ben.
Ashley Harlan – Biography
Ashley Harlan was born on the 24th day of July 1983, in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, in the United States of America. She was raised in a small town called New Castle alongside her siblings.
She attended Laurel High School where she was very active in sports, being a part and parcel of the school’s Volleyball, basketball, and softball teams. Little wonder she ended up marrying a sportsman. She was a member of her school team that clinched the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) Class AA championship in 2000 and her team was voted as All American Scholar-athletes.
After she completed her high school education in 2004, Ashley Harlan got admitted to St. Francis University in Loretto. There, she continued being active in sports, hence, playing for the school’s softball team until she acquired a degree in Health Science in 2009. A year after she bagged her first degree, she went on to obtain her master’s in Medicine in 2010.
Currently, she is plying her trade as a physician assistant in the department of cardiac surgery at Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh and she is doing quite well for herself.
Ashley Harlan’s Family: Husband and Kids
Ashley was born into an American family and is the daughter of Pennsylvania natives David W. Harlan (father) and Jeannie Harlan (mother). Her parents are said to be of a strong Christian background and in addition to Ashley, they have two other children whose names are given as Brandon and Brent Harlan.
Regarding her personal life, Ashley Harlan is the proud wife of Ben Roethlisberger who is a Pittsburg Steelers quarterback player in the NFL. The duo was introduced by a mutual friend in a training camp in 2005 and after their first meeting, they subsequently kicked off their friendship which progressed into a beautiful engagement and eventual marriage on 23rd July 2011. One fact that made their relationship to blossom into a marriage is the fact that they had a common passion for sports.
Their wedding held in Christ Church at Grove Farm in the presence of over 500 to 650 guests. Among the attendees include Ben’s teammates as well as their close pals and family members.
They have so far welcomed three children – two sons and a daughter. They had their first son named Benjamin Todd Jnr, on 21st November 2012. Two years later, they welcomed their daughter, Baylee Marie born on March 19, 2014, and their third child, a son named Bodie Hunter Roethlisberger was born on May 26, 2016. The philosophy behind the son’s name (Hunter) is in honor of Jim Kelly’s son who died of Krabbe Disease at the age of 8.
Ben Roethlisberger is an alumna of Miami University where he excelled in the game of football. He later got drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2004 NFL Draft and has remained a committed player for the Steelers to date. He has won two Super Bowls with many other awards and recognition.
The footballer is also a businessman with a barbecue sauce line known as Big Ben’s BBQ. He was born on March 2, 1982, in Lima, Ohio in the United States of America. Aside from business, he runs his own foundation called the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation that has in the past given grants to the Police department and others in the society.
Ashley Harlan earns a decent amount of money from her job and her net worth will no doubt be in six figures. However, we already know that medical assistants earn substantial pay for their services. That said, Ashley’s net worth is still being calculated, but that of her superstar husband Ben is currently estimated to be $70 million.