Ashley Harlan Biography: The Wife of Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger

Ashley Harlan is profoundly known as the wife of famous Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger Sr., nicknamed Big Ben. Besides, Ashley is herself a Athlete and Physician Assistant. However, she came into limelight after she married Big Ben. They have altogether three children and living a happy and successful life. Let’s know about the girlwho stood by every thick and thin with the quarterback.

Ashley Harlan’s Early Childhood and Education


Ashley born on 24th July 1983, in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, USA.  Ashley was raised by her parents David W. Harlan and Jeannie Harlan along with her two siblings: Brandon and Brent Harlan. She belongs to a strong Christian family and grew up in a town called New Castle. Since her early age, her interest was on different sports such as basketball, volleyball, and softball. She was excellent in softball and always tried to focus on that game.

She was popular in her school level and also a part of honor program. Moreover, she was not just a simple sports person what others might think but also was an All American scholar-athlete. During her high school, she was the member of Girls Volleyball team and in 2000 won WPIAL Class AA championship.

Talking about her education, Ashley did schooling from Laurel High School and graduated in 2004. After 5 years, in 2009, she grabbed her further tertiary education degree in Health Science from St. Francis University in Loretto, Cambria County. After her graduation from University, in 2011, she did her master degree in medicine in order to get a masters of a physician assistant.

Harlan’s Career

Though Ashley had keen interest in Sports since she was a child, she didn’t make her career in that field. After completing her education, she worked .  as a physician assistant in the Cardiac Surgery at Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.

How Ashley Harlan met Ben Roethlisberger ?

The couple first met in 2005 at National Football League (NFL) training camp in an interesting way. Ashley’s brother was a big fan of Ben. When he met him at the camp, Ashley’s brother introduced him to her sister. Apparently. the quaterback found Ashley cute and asked her out on a date. They soon found their mutual interest and felt a spark. Their common interest in sports also helped them strenghthen their relationship.

Ashley with husband Ben

The couple dated for five years before getting married. But, they didn’t lived together until they exchanged the vows. This was Ashley’s choice because of strong religious belief. But, it wasn’t a happy ride for the couple.

The quarter back player was accused of sexually assaulting Andrea McNulty, a former VIP casino hostess at Harrah in 2008. Likewise, again in 2010,  he was accused by a college student for sexual harrassment at Milledgeville Georgia. Ashley and Ben’s relation survived after charges against him were dropped due to lack of any evidence. Ben was also popular for being playboy so their relationship got a little bit serious.Their relationship was on and off until 2011, and they decided to seal their relationship for forever.

Wedding Bells for Harlan and Ben


Harley and her husband Roethlisberger got married on June 23, 2011 at Grive Farm, Ohio Township, Pennsylvania. Their reception party was held at David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The number of attendees were more than 600. Among the attendees was Luke Ravenstahl, mayor of Pittsburgh at that time. The politician congratualed the newly wed couple and tweeted:

Beautiful ceremony. Very elegant, very straightforward, very to the point. I couldn’t be happier for Ben and Ashley I wish them the best of luck.

The couple had a special request for their guests who were going to be the part of their big day.  They wanted their guests to make donations to Ben’s charitable foundation Ben Roethlisberger Foundation in lieu of the wedding gifts. Well, that’s impressive.

Although Ben had a playboy image, he was always clear about Ashley. . Even though all people believed that his marriage was fake and only tried to keep his image clean. For those, he replied:

People can say that it is whatever, but people who know and can see and are around us and know me, know that it’s something special when you find that person, and I’m extremely lucky.”

 Baby Joy For the Couple


Ashley and Ben are proud parents to  altogether three children: Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger( born on November 21, 2012), Baylee Marie Roethlisberger( born on March 19, 2014) and Bodie Roethlisberger ( Born on 2017). The couple conceived their first child just four months after their marriage.  When the couple gave birth to their eldest son, Ben shared about his father role as:

It puts things into perspective. For me it’s like what’s important. You don’t really know until you have a child and it’s pretty cool. I got up early and he was awake so we were playing this morning before I left to go to practice. The changes you see everyday are just awesome.

Ashley together with her husband and children lives in Pittsburgh. She is happy being a mother and taking care of her children and supporting Ben through every thick and thin.

Ashley Harlan’s Net Worth

Ashley Harlan works as an assistant nurse and serves in the field of cardiac surgery at Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh. Also, she is the wife of famous American quarterback Ben Roethlisberger who ranks in a very good net worth of around $70 million . The information regarding Ashley’s net worth is supposed to be approximately $500 thousand but the exact net worth is still not revealed.

Is She Active in Social Sites?

Ashley Harlan doesn’t appear on any type of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.She is yet to make her presence in the networking world. As of now she lives a low key life away from the media buzz.