Jennifer Ashton, an American physician, was dealt a sad blow when her ex-husband committed suicide just months after their divorce. Dr. Robert Ashton was her husband.
Has the California native recovered from his ordeal? Learn about her previous marriages and see whether she’s currently seeing anyone!
Ex-Husband Passed Away Following her divorce
Ashton married Dr. Robert Ashton, a thoracic and heart surgeon, in 1996. Alex Ashton, a son, and Chloe Ashton, a daughter, were born to the couple.
The couple split in January 2017 after being together for almost 21 years in an interracial relationship. However, parting ways was not the major difficulty; the major issue emerged when Ashton’s ex-husband Robert committed suicide two weeks after the couple divorced.
On February 11, 2017, the 52-year-old surgeon committed suicide by jumping off the George Washington Bridge. Following her ex-demise, her husband the California native posted an Instagram message to express her condolences.
She revealed that she and her children’s hearts had been broken there. She went on to say that Robert was helpful and that he was a kind, generous, and kind man. Jeniffer remained upbeat, at least on the surface, and suggested that her ex-death husbands should serve as a wake-up message to everyone who has a loved one who is depressed.
While speaking on Good Morning America about Kate Spade’s suicide, Ashton shared more about the incident, or rather the aftermath. She discussed what she and her two children went through in the aftermath of her ex-suicide husband and how they survived subsequently; they had to attend therapy sessions to get over the trauma of survival.
Is Todd Ellerin dating her?
Ashton had lost interest in starting a new relationship after the tragic end of her previous one. She had not expected to fall in love so quickly, as true as that is. She was preoccupied with taking care of her children and coping with the stress.
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All of that changed in the spring of 2018 when she met Dr. Todd Ellerin through a mutual friend. Ellerin, a director of infectious diseases at South Shore Hospital, became her rock during the difficult times.
Intriguingly, Ashton revealed that her boyfriend’s business was inspired by Lady Gaga’s song Always Remember Us This Way.
In an interview with PEOPLE, she claimed that the line “You found the light in me that I couldn’t locate” reverberated via her newfound partner’s actions.
Members of the family working in the medical field
Jeniffer Lee Garfein was born on April 23, 1969, in New York City, to Oscar Garfein, a cardiologist, and Dorothy Garfein, a nurse. Ashton received her schooling at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she inherited her passion for medicine from her family.
She was also the Class President for four years in a row and received her Doctor of Medicine degree in 2000.
She went on to get her Master’s degree in Nutrition and eventually her MD from Columbia University, where she became a board-certified Ob-Gyn.
Jennifer Ashton’s Professional Life
Ashton was hired as Fox News Channel’s first female medical correspondent in March 2006.
She was hired as the ABC News and Good Morning America’s Chief Health Correspondent. She is a Cosmopolitan Magazine columnist.
Aside from that, Dr. Ashton is a well-known novelist who has won numerous awards.
In January 2010, she published The Body Scoop for Girls, which was well-received. She’s also the author of several publications, including “Your Body Beautiful” and “Eat This Not That When You’re Expecting.”
Her involvement in all of these fields has brought her the recognition she so richly deserves, but that’s not all! According to Celebrity Net Worth, her net worth is over $8 million.