Pittsburgh Steelers’ Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger announced he has asked Ashley Harlan to marry him and the two have set a wedding date of July 23, 2011. The future bride is a 26-year-old physician’s assistant whom the infamous womanizer met during Steelers’ training camp in 2005.
“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.” Roethlisberger went on to say: “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.”
Roethlisberger has had legal problems in the past, with the latest being a woman accusing him of sexual assault in 2010 at a Georgia nightclub. Roethlisberger contends, however, that this engagement is not a public relations move to help rebuild his public image.
On a side note, it is good to see that women are interested in men that are unemployed. Good for Ms. Harlan in looking past this fact.