As Ben and Ashley Harlan got engaged, Roethlisberger fielded questions that he was really entering the relationship as a way to repair his public image.
“People will always have opinions of everybody and me, and that’s fine, they’re entitled,” Ben told the .
Fans and media alike were kept at a safe distance from the ceremony, the details of which were closely guarded. "As long as he keeps playing the way he's playing, it'll be fine," she said.
Little information about the nuptials was leaked beforehand, though the police presence around the Christ Church at Grove Farm – where both Roethlisberger and Harlan are members – indicated this was no ordinary Saturday. Only a parade of luxury cars, trucks, shuttle buses and SUVs. (This version CORRECTS Corrects to Catherine in 13th paragraph.
He started dating Ashley Harlan not long after accusations from a former casino waitress that Ben Roethlisberger had raped her.
Ben was again accused of sexual assault two years later, but the charges were dropped due to lack of evidence.
Though neither incident resulted in charges, he was suspended for four games by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell last year.
As noted, the family still found a way to enjoy some other sports in the football offseason. You don’t really know love until you have a child and it’s pretty cool.
“The family posted several photos to Facebook on Thursday evening, saying the family of five was ready to cheer on the Pittsburgh Penguins in the playoffs,” the report noted. I got up early and he was awake so we were playing this morning before I left to go to practice. ” Ashley Roethlisberger’s focus is on the family, but she has a life of her own outside of being Ben’s wife. Francis University, Ashley now works as a physician’s assistant in the cardiac surgery department of the Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.
And with the Pittsburgh Steelers reaching to within a game of the Super Bowl, that’s likely not lost on the team and its fans.
As Ben and Ashley Harlan got engaged, Roethlisberger fielded questions that he was really entering the relationship as a way to repair his public image. “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.”" data-reactid="29".