Finally, confirmation from Big Ben himself regarding Ashley Harlan. Wedding is set for July 23rd! I’m waiting for my invite as we speak. Ha ha, I kid! He was surprisingly forthcoming about his relationship with her, their upcoming nuptials etc. Find out what he said below!
Originally, news of Roethlisberger’s engagement to Harlan was reported earlier this year. At that time, the Pittsburgh Steelers QB did not confirm nor deny the rumor, so we were all left wondering if it were true or not. He apparently had asked for her hand in marriage in December.
Anyways, here’s the deets on what Big Ben told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about his soon to be wife.
“We were kind of on and off for five years – almost six years now – so I’ve known her for a while. It’s not like a random new person. We dated a while ago; we have been friends ever since.”
On and off for five years? What happened to Missy Peregrym? They must have had an on/off relationship too? Why did we see more pics of her with Big Ben during that time period than we have with Ashley? I’m just an inquiring kind of gal…
As far as details surrounding Ben & Ashley Harlan’s wedding? Ben did confirm that the nuptials will take place on July 23rd.
In February, TMZ posted a pic of their ‘save the date’ card with info revealing the 23rd as the big day and that the ceremony will be held in Pittsburgh.
The 26-year-old physician’s assistant has stood by her man while he has gone through some trying times off the field. We all know about the alleged sexual assault claims against him, but we all know that he has never been charged either.
So it’s interesting to note that the couple’s ‘religious beliefs’ is the reason why they haven’t shacked up together before getting hitched. She currently lives with her parents. I didn’t know Big Ben was so…um, religious. I will leave it at that.
Well, congratulations are in order for Ben Roethlisberger & Ashley Harlan! Wedding photos will certainly be highly sought after, and who are we kidding, any kind of pics of her too, since they are hard to come by. She’s doing a great job keeping herself out of the spotlight, eh?
Photos: www.wenn.com/Carrie Devorah/John Cronise/Adriana M. Barraza/HRC