Who is Tom Werner? Jennifer Ashton, 53, married television producer, 72, in intimate affair

The wedding, that took place at Harmonie Club in New York, saw Ashton being escorted by her two children

Who is Tom Werner? Jennifer Ashton, 53, married television producer, 72, in intimate affair
Jennifer Ashton married Tom Werner (L) after dating for a year (Frederick M Brown/Getty Images and @drjashton/Instagram)
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NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: ABC News chief medical correspondent and doctor, Jennifer Ashton, 53, tied the knot to television producer Tom Werner, 72, on Saturday, November 5, in an intimate affair. The wedding, which took place at Harmonie Club, was attended by family and friends including a list of celebs such as Sara Gilbert, Corey Gamble, Al Michaels, and others.

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Breaking the news to the world, Ashton shared a glimpse of the big day on Instagram where she can be seen wearing a Ralph Lauren Collection gown. Describing her feelings, Ashton said, as quoted by People, "I'm so happy because I never thought I'd find love like this. But when you're older, it doesn't take long to recognize when you've found your soul mate." She further said, "We just wanted it to be a celebration of love and happiness. I never thought this would happen for me. And I am so grateful. I think I was one of the only people working in television who didn't know who he was. I didn't watch his shows and I wasn't a baseball or soccer fan. But after our first date, we got serious pretty quickly." "I've been through a lot of heartbreak. And in a lot of ways, when you've lived through suicide and the loss of a loved one, it makes the hard things harder. I was cynical that I'd ever find love," said Ashton, who lost her former husband of 21 years, Robert Ashton, by suicide on February 11, 2017, just 18 days after their divorce. 

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Talking about Werner, she said, "it felt very different, for both of us. And from the beginning, he was incredibly sensitive and compassionate. It takes an incredibly strong person to be as gentle with someone's heart as he has been with mine. He has this ability to heal my wounds and nourish my dreams at the same time. I'm just feeling so excited to be married to Tom."

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Prior to this, Ashton on January 3 announced that the couple got engaged after dating for a year. Along with a photo of them, she wrote, "I said YES!💍❤️ to Tom Werner 😍." According to People, they got engaged on New Years Eve. 

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Who is Tom Werner?

Born on April 12, 1950, in New York, Werner is a television producer and businessman, who has produced hits like ‘That 70's Show,’ ‘3rd Rock From The Sun’ and ‘Roseanne and The Cosby Show.’ He is the current chairman of the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club, as per The Sun. In 2001, Werner, who graduated from Harvard University in 1971, cofounded Fenway Sports Group (FSG) in 2001 and bought the Boston Red Sox for $380 million a year later, states Forbes. He now owns more than 10 percent of FSG, which controls the Red Sox, Liverpool FC, and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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Werner is a father to three children from his previous marriage to Jill Troy Werner from whom he got divorced in 2003. On the other hand, Ashton has two children, son Alex, 24, and a daughter Chloe, 22, who escorted her to the wedding.


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