Jennifer Ashton Biography
Jennifer Ashton is an American physician, author, and television personality who serves as the ABC News Chief Health and Medical Correspondent. Jennifer is the medical reporter on major health and wellness matters on all ABC News platforms and Good Morning America; educating viewers on how to stay safe and healthy during this time of covid 19 pandemic and beyond.
Jennifer Ashton Age
Dr. Ashton is 52 years old as of the year 2021. She was born Jennifer Lee Garfein on April 23, 1969, in George Air Force Base, Victorville, California, United States of America. She is an American by nationality and she belongs to white ethnicity.
Jennifer Ashton Height
She stands at a moderate height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m).
Jennifer Ashton Body Measurements and Weight
She has blonde hair and a pair of blue eyes in color. She weighs 132 lbs (60 kg). Her other body measurements include; Breast 33 in / 84 cm, Waist size 24 in / 61 cm and Hips size 34 in / 87 cm. Her shoe size is reported to be Size 7 US.
Jennifer Ashton Education
She attended Horace Mann School in Riverdale, New York City, and studied French and English. She then joined Columbia College, Columbia University and graduated in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in art history. She went on to receive her medical degree from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2000. During this time she served as Class President for four consecutive years.
Ashton completed a 3-year program at Columbia University’s Institute of Human Nutrition and received her master’s degree in nutrition in 2016. She is also board-certified in Obesity Medicine.
Jennifer Ashton Family, Parents
Ashton was born and raised by her parents Dorothy Garfeinggg (mother), a registered nurse, and her father Oscar Garfein, who is a New York City cardiologist. She grew up alongside her brother, Evan Garfein, who is the chief of plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery at Montefiore Hospital in New York City.
Jennifer Ashton Husband
Dr.Ashton was married to Robert Ashton Jr, who was a thoracic and cardiac surgeon. The couple married on August 31, 1996, in a spectacular wedding attended by a few guests and family members. Together the duo shared two adorable children; Chloe and Alex. However, the two divorced in January 2017 after 21 years of marriage.
Unfortunately, on February 11, 2017, two weeks after their divorce was settled, Robert C. Ashton Jr. 52, committed suicide by jumping off the George Washington Bridge. Ashton says that her husband seemed to contemplate that Jennifer would agonize with guilt. He left three suicide notes, one each for his ex-wife and their children, Alex and Chloe. Ashton says her note had stated that; ‘First no one is to blame,’ ” Jennifer tells PEOPLE. “It speaks to how well he knew me.”
Jennifer Ashton Ex-Husband Death
Dr. Ashton was shocked by her husband’s death. She collapsed to her knees when she received the shocking news from the detectives. “He said, ‘I’m very sorry to tell you, but we found your name on the remains of…’ he didn’t even finish the sentence,” Jennifer recalls. “I collapsed onto my knees and, as I was collapsing, I heard him say, ‘Your husband.’ I became completely hysterical. I started screaming, ‘No, no, no, no, no.’”
Jennifer Ashton Engaged
Dr. Ashton was pleasantly surprised by New Year’s Eve proposal. The ABC News chief medical correspondent and doctor got engaged to Boston Red Sox chairman Tom Werner on December 31st, 2021 when Werner popped the question. “I said yes!” Ashton shared on Instagram on January 3rd, 2022 along with a photo of the happy couple.
She also announced during Monday’s broadcast of GMA3 on January 3rd, 2022 that she got engaged to Boston Red Sox chairman Tom Werner over the New Year. “It was the best New Year’s of my life,” Dr. Ashton said. The couple has been dating for a year.
Tom Werner (71) is an American television producer and businessman. He has invested in sports. Werner was the former owner of the San Diego Padres club and he is the co-founder of the Boston Red Sox baseball club. As of now, Werner is the chairman of both Liverpool Football Club and the Boston Red Sox. However, Dr. Ashton has not yet revealed any details regarding their wedding. Werner is a father to three adult children from a previous marriage.
Ashton was most recently in a relationship with a man known as Dr. Todd Ellerin (51). The couple met as Jennifer was finding her equilibrium again after the Feb. 21, 2017 suicide of her husband of 21 years, Robert Ashton Jr.while Dr. Todd is also a divorced parent. Dr. Ashton had earlier said she has no plans for remarrying as per an article written in 2019.
Jennifer Ashton Children
Dr. Ashton together with her ex-husband was blessed with two children; Alex Ashton (22) and Chloe Ashton.
Jennifer Ashton Salary
Ashton earns an average annual salary that ranges between $130,106 to $228,488.
Jennifer Ashton Net Worth
Ashton’s net worth is estimated to be $8 Million as of 2021. She has accumulated her fortunes through her primary source of income as a physician, author, and television personality and also in businesses she has invested in.
Jennifer Ashton Body measurements and Facts
- Full Names: Jennifer Lee Garfien Ashton
- Career / Profession: Physician, author, and television personality
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: White
- Age: 52 years old as of the year 2021
- Zodiac Sign: Taurus
- Date of Birth: April 23, 1969
- Birthday: April 23rd
- Height: 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m)
- Weight: 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m)
- Marital Status: Married
- Husband/Spouse: Late ex-Robert Ashton Jr
- Children: Alex Ashton and Chloe Ashton
- Net Worth: $8 Million as of 2021
- Salary: $130,106 to $228,488
Jennifer Ashton House
Dr.Ashton resides in New York City, NY United States of America with her two children Alex and Chloe.
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