Ben Roethlisberger & Wife Ashley Expecting Baby Boy Later This Year

Ben Roethlisberger Ashley Harlan Baby

Ben Roethlisberger and wife Ashley expecting first child later this year.

Break out the Rosetta Stone for babies, because Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is about to be a father as he and his wife Ashley announced via his website today that the two are expecting their first child, a baby boy, later this year.

Ashley and I are proud to let you all know that we are expecting a baby boy later this year! It is truly a blessing and we are so excited! – Ben

Roethlisberger had to take a personal day off from the latest OTA session that wrapped up this past week, and odds are he was at the doctors\’ office with his wife.

Roethlisberger married Ashley Harlan in July of last year and this will be the couples first child together.

Roethlisberger is expected to be at mandatory mini-camp next week before heading off to Ireland and Scotland, where he will play some of the finest and most difficult golf courses in the world. There is no word if any of these plans have changed, or if Ashley will be accompanying him on the trip now that she is pregnant.

Congrats to both of them on the news.

  • Jason White

    Congrats Ben and Ashley.

  • SteelerDave

    Congrats Big Ben! Wishing all the best for you and your family.

  • Daveb1952

    Way to go Ben!

  • Reader783

    Watch ESPN put a twist on the story: “Roethlisberger forces his wife to have a child”

  • Blackngoldgrandma

    AND…Ashley 🙂

  • steelerfan

    Congrats to Ben and Ashley!

  • RIP

    She must be about 5 months along if they know its a boy. Baby Ben!!! or Little Ben?

  • Brucemoore94

    I hope you name him little Ben. Congradualations Ben and Ashley

  • Good for U Ben!!

  • SteelerChick

    Very happy for Ben & Ashley… but one question for you, Dave. Why wouldn’t Ashley be able to travel with Ben? She’s pregnant, not disabled! lol

  • SteelersDepot

    Not saying she won’t. Who knows what her doctor orders are? That’s why I said unknown, because, well, it is unknown.

  • paperproud

    First, Congratulations to Ben and Ashley. Kudos to Steelers Depot, I believe you were the first media outlet to report this. Back to football, does anyone know the due date? Will the baby arrive during the preseason or regular season, not that it matters. I hope with the baby on the way, Ben realizes his health is important for his family, and maybe he will take less risky chances on the field. I am glad the Steelers drafted O Line men this year.

  • AFCNorthGirl

    There was an article recently that said he’s taking the golfing trip with 3 friends, so I don’t think she was ever going. Plus, apparently she still works; don’t know if she’s getting 10 days off in the middle of the summer (when all the new residents start at the hospitals) to go on vacation.