When it comes to the holiday season, relationships often get uneven or broken.
On Monday, January 3, 2022, Jennifer Ashton announced her engagement to Tom Werner via Instagram.
Who is Jennifer Ashton?
Jennifer Ashton was born on April 23, 1969, physician, writer and television reporter.
Ashton is an obstetrician and gynecologist who completed her residency at St. Luke-Roosevelt Hospital Center, now known as Mount Sinai Morningside in New York City.
She is the Editor-in-Chief for Health and Medicine and medical correspondent for ABC News and Good Morning America.
Ashton has served as Chief Women’s Health Correspondent for Dr.Oz’s Show, which ends January 14, 2022.
OB GYN is also a columnist for Cosmopolitan magazine and often talks about women’s health at various events.
Although she was born in California, Ashton spent most of her time in New York – she studied French and English at Horace Mann School before graduating from Columbia University with a BA in 1991.
Ashton received her medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2000 and later received her master’s degree from that school in 2016.
On August 31, 1996, she was married to the late Dr. Robert Ashton Jr., a heart surgeon.
The couple have two children, Chloe and Alex, and divorced in 2017.
Who is Tom Werner, Jennifer Ashton’s fiancé?
Tom Werner, American television producer and businessman, was born on April 12, 1950.
Having made an investment in the Fenway Sports Group, Werner is currently chairman of the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool football clubs.
Werner grew up in New York and graduated from Harvard University in 1971.
He began his television career in the 1970s, working prime time on the East Coast.
In 1980, Werner co-founded The Carsey-Werner Company with Marcy Carsi, executive producer of many popular television programs including The 70s Show and The Third Rock from the Sun.
Sixteen years later, in 1996, Werner was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.
He helped launch the cable channel Oxygen in 2000 with the help of Karsi, Karin Mandabah and Oprah Winfrey.
Werner started playing sports in the 90s when he and others bought San Diego Padres from McDonald’s heiress Joan Kroc. It remained part of the franchise until 2007.
The producer became part owner of the Red Sox in 2001 and Liverpool in 2010.
How did Jennifer Ashton and Tom Werner meet?
On January 3, 2022, Dr. Jennifer Ashton shared a picture of herself and Werner on her Instagram profile, captioning the post: “I said YES! To Tom Werner. “
In the photo, she is in a pink dress, and he is in a black suit, they are holding each other and smiling for the camera.
The couple dated for about a year prior to their engagement and were introduced by a mutual friend at some point in 2021.
On New Years Eve, they drove to dinner at The Fulton by Jean-Georges, the place where they had their first date, according to People…
While waiting for a taxi, Werner reportedly asked Ashton to marry him.
Werner was also previously married once to Jill Troy Werner. They have three children: Edward, Carolyn and Amanda.
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