Ashley Kimbrel is an American former cheerleader known for her time at Wallace State Community College, where she pursued her collegiate degree. She is, however, more famously known for being the wife of Craig Kimbrel, an American professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB).
While Ashley starred on the school’s cheering team at Wallace State Community College, her husband, Craig Kimbrel, played baseball on the school team. The pair met during their college days at Wallace State before moving on to establish a family. They are parents to a beautiful daughter named Lydia Joy Kimbrel. Here are all you need to know about Craig Kimbrel’s wife, Ashley Kimbrel.
Profile summary of Ashley Kimbrel
- Full Name: Ashley Holt Kimbrel
- Date of Birth: 1987-1982
- Age: 35-40
- Place of Birth: United States of America
- Ethnicity: White
- Nationality: American
- Education: Wallace State Community College
- Profession: Philanthropist
- Net Worth: $50 million
- Marital Status: Married
- Ashley Kimbrel’s Husband: Craig Michael Kimbrel
- Ashley Kimbrel’s Children: Lydia Joy Kimbrel
- Instagram: ashhaayyy
Ashley Kimbrel was a Cheerleader at Wallace State Community College
Amidst celebrity spouses who hog the limelight after attaining fame through their respective partners, there are people like Ashley Holt Kimbrel who prefer to keep the fame and limelight at arm’s length. While many desperately wish for the celebrity status that comes with her marriage to Craig Kimbrel, Ashley has tried to create her own identity outside that of her husband.
Due to her enigmatic nature, not much is known about her early life, including her date and year of birth, the identity of her parents, what her parents do for a living, and the existence of any sibling. However, from her appearance, she seems to be around the age of 35-40, which means she was birthed between 1987-1982. Ashley holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity.
Regarding her educational background, she attended a public high school before proceeding to Wallace State Community College, where she was on the school’s cheerleading team and eventually graduated with a degree.
— SportsMeter (@SportsMeter) June 7, 2019
Ashley Married Baseball Player Craig Kimbrel in 2012
Ashley Holt Kimbrel met her husband, Craig Kimbrel, during her collegiate days at Wallace State Community College. While Ashley was a cheerleader at the college, Craig was a member of the college’s baseball team.
Although the detail of how the pair met is still shrouded in mystery, it is assumed that they met as a cheerleader and a baseball player at Wallace State. It remains unclear as to when the pair started dating, so it came as a surprise to many when their engagement was announced in May 2012.
A few months after the pair got engaged, Ashley Holt became Ashley Holt Kimbrel as she walked down the wedding aisle with her husband on December 1, 2012. This wedding came after many years of knowing each other, which can be dated back to their collegiate days.
Craig and Ashley Kimbrel Have a Daughter Diagnosed with Congenital Heart Defects
More than a decade into the union, Ashely Kimbrel and Craig Kimbrel are enjoying blissful married life with their beautiful daughter. The lovely couple welcomed their first child together, a beautiful baby daughter named Lydia Joy Kimbrel, on November 3, 2017. Unfortunately, Lydia was diagnosed with congenital heart defects at birth, and the family had to temporally relocate to Boston, where their daughter underwent two surgical procedures to correct the heart defects at Boston Children’s Hospital.
According to the MLB pitcher, his daughter went through her first surgery after four days of delivery and underwent another procedure when she was just 3 months old. Throughout this difficult period, the couple stuck together, supporting and cheering each other on. Thankfully, they overcame it all, and their little girl is now living a healthy life like most kids around her age.
The Kimbrels are Actively Involved in Charity
Having experienced the difficulty and fear of losing a loved one to a terminal health issue, Ashley and Craig decided to give back to society through charity. The husband-wife duo is actively involved in charitable programs involving cancer and animals, including a charity called ‘’Curing Kids Cancer.’’
Curing Kids Cancer is a charity program that was established back in 2004 with the mission of preventing parents from suffering from helpless heartaches. The Kimbrels have donated more than $14,000, and Ashley has helped raise $65,000 during a Cowboy Boots and Cocktails event they held in Atlanta.
Apart from the financial donations, Ashley’s husband serves as the charity’s spokesman, and the couple are actively involved in hospital visitation programs where they meet the children and families that require assistance.
More About Ashley Kimbrel’s Husband
Craig Kimbrel played both football and baseball during his high school days at Lee High School in Huntsville, Alabama. However, he decided to pursue baseball after he graduated from high school and proceeded to play collegiate baseball for Wallace State Community College. He recorded incredible success in his collegiate career and moved on to play as a Pro for Atlanta Braves after he was selected 96th overall in the third round of the 2008 Major League Baseball draft.
The @Cubs put together a legendary performance last night.
— MLB (@MLB) June 25, 2021
Since he turned Pro in 2008, he has played for several prominent teams, including San Diego Padres, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, and Chicago White Sox. The MLB baseball Pitcher who is currently playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers of the MLB is a 2018 World Series Champion, eight-time All-Star (2011-2014, 216-2018, 2021), and a two-time reliever of the year (2014, 2017). He has also won the Delivery Man of the Year award and is a four-time NL saves leader award honoree. On June 24, 2021, Craig won the Pitched Strikes Award and also won the 300-club rescue award.
What is Ashley Kimbrel’s Net Worth?
Most online publications have reported that Ashley Kimbrel is the owner of Sugar Monster Sweets. This is not true, as they are both different individuals. While Ashley Kimbrel’s source of income remains sketchy, it is a fact that she shares her husband’s net worth.
The MLB Pitcher is reported to have amassed a whopping sum of $50 million from his baseball career. Apart from his baseball career, Craig Kimbrel also earns from endorsement deals with high-end brands.