|spouse||Ben Roethlisberger (m. 2011)|
|education||Saint Francis University|
|place_of_birth||New Castle, PA, USA|
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Ashley Harlan is a physician assistant, known for being the wife of American football quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger.
Ashley Harlan was born in 1985 in New Castle, PA, USA.She is the daughter of David W. Harlan and Jeannie Harlan. She went to Laurel High school and graduated from there in 2004. During her school days, she was great affection towards a variety of different sports such as basketball, softball as well as volleyball.
After she graduated from high school, she furthered her education at the St. Francis University. In 2008, she completed her education with Health Science. After her, a master's degree in Medicine, Ashley used to work as an assistant at Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh in cardiac surgery. Therefore, she landed a job serving in the cardiac surgery department of Presbyterian Hospital.
Harlan gained the media attention when she got married to Ben Roethlisberger, a football quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). The couple first met long years ago at Alliance Church in New Castle, Harlan's hometown. They soon found their mutual interest in sports and began to date on and off since then.
The couple has been married for 5 years since 23rd Jul 2011. The wedding place took in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They wedded in front of 650 guests. Before their marriage, Ben asked permission from Harlan's father to marry his daughter and spoke with her brothers before asking her to marry him. Interestingly, they did not live together before their marriage because they are both affectionate Christians. So out of respect to their belief, they lived separately.
The bride and groom, arrived at the convention centre's West Lobby before 6 p.m, along with their 21-person bridal party.The couple's bridal party proceeded to a massive room usually divided into three smaller rooms. The couple's six-tiered wedding cake and special desserts were from Vanilla Pastry Studio.
Each tier wrapped in pearl fondant and completed with a sugar monogram and a full band of fresh roses. Female guests were served vanilla bean buttercream cake with fresh berries whereas the men enjoyed cookies and cream cake served with a chocolate-dipped strawberry.
The charitable couple asked the 500 guests present at the wedding to donate to a foundation they started that gives money to the Ronald McDonald House and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
On June 9, 2012, her husband, Roethlisberger announced via a Facebook page that they were expecting their first child, a son. Later, their first child, a son named, Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger, Jr. was born on November 21, 2012. Their second child, a daughter named, Baylee Marie Roethlisberger was born on March 19, 2014. On 26 May 2016, the couple welcomed their third child, a son named Bodie Roethlisberger.