You can not marry a renowned star and not be in the spotlight. No amount of privacy tips you take would make the media not trail details of your life if you are married to a superstar. The media may not get the full details but they definitely would get a crack at you. This is the case with Ashley Harlan, Ben Roethlisberger’s wife.
As much as she tries to love a private life, the media won’t stop swarming around her whenever they get the chance. We have heard of cases where some people fall into depression because they can not handle the sudden fame they get by means of attachment to a celebrity, either via marriage, birth, relationship and otherwise. For Ashley Harsha, it is fair to say, the fame her marriage brought took its toll on her.
However, we are glad she is getting used to it. In this article, we will intimate you with details about her life as a whole, her career, her relationship, her net worth, and lots more information you need about her. Read on, will ya?
Quick Facts About Ashley Harlan
Early Life of Ashley Harlan
Ashley Harlan was born on July 24, 1983, in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, the United States of America to David Harlan and Jennie Harlan. She grew up in New Castle where all of her upbringings happened. She also grew up with two siblings in Brandon Harlan and Brent Harlan.
Ashley Harlan attended Laurel High School, before graduating in 2004. In getting more education to become a medical physician, she joined St. Francis University in Loretta, Cambria County. She graduated in 2009 with a degree in Health Sciences. After working hard, she got a degree in Master of Physicians’ Assistant.
Aside from all the intellectual abilities associated with her medical pursuit, she was also a standout athlete. She played volleyball, basketball and softball while studying.
Harlan often mentioned how she grew up in a strict Christian family, which shows her values. She says her devotion to God allowed her liberation and also helped her in her relationship with humankind.
Who is Ben Roethlisberger?
Ben was born in Lima, Ohio on March 2, 1982, to Kenneth Todd Roethlisberger and Ida Jane. His father was a former pitcher and quarterback. Perhaps, this explains how Ben got his talent. He is of Swiss origin and currently, he is also a campaigner for American of Swiss origin to reconnect. This is laudable, we think.
Famously referred to as “Big Ben”, Ben is an American football quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He has won several awards for his amazing style of playing. In 2004, he won the NFL Offensive Rookie of the year. He has also won the Super Bowl twice.
In 2003, he was named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team. The same year, he was also named the MAC Offensive Player of the Year. He has also broken several records in the NFL, including the Most Career 500-yard passing games (4), most TD passes in a two-game span (12), the only player with consecutive games of 6+ TD passes.
He is often regarded as one of the most efficient passers in NFL history. As a testament to his skill, he is ranked 7th all-time in NFL career passing yards. He is also one of six quarterbacks in NFL history to have beaten at least 31 of the current 32 NFL teams.
Quick or Fun Fact; Roethlisberger has his line of barbecue sauce. And it is called Big Ben’s BBQ.
Ashely Harlan Career As a Medical Physician
Yes, she indeed had a wild passion for sports, but she also had the same passion for nurturing and taking care of people. It is the latter path she chose.
Ashely currently works as a physician assistant at the Presbyterian Hospital situated in Pittsburgh. This is where she takes care of the lives entrusted to her.
How Did Ben and Ashley Harlan Meet?
Ashley Harlan met Ben Roethlisberger for the first time at a National Football League training camp in 2005. It was love at first sight for both of them. Since then, they have grown as partners, despite many challenges on their path, they weathered the storms.
After getting engaged, the pair decided to tie the knot in a colourful wedding ceremony at Christ Church at Grove Farm. The marriage took place on July 23, 2011. Together, they have three children; Todd Roethlisberger, Haylee Marie Roethlisberger and Bodie Roethlisberger. They live happily together in Pittsburgh with little or no fuss about their marital life on the internet.
Ben and Ashley Harlan’s Philanthropic Cause
The couple has donated over $1 million to Miami University. They jointly own a charitable organisation; The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation.
Ashley Harlan Net Worth
As a medical physician, it is a no brainer that her net worth would rank amongst those in the entertainment industry. However, she is not doing badly in terms of her earnings. A reliable source says Harlan’s net worth is $500,000.
Being the wife of an NFL superstar can be a burden especially if one is not the public type. This is the case with Ashley Harlan. However, she has learnt how to relate to the media. Ashley also continues to thrive in her chosen field while also contributing to her husband’s charity cause.