Who is Ashley Monroe's husband? Wedding to John Danks was officiated by Blake Shelton

Ashley Monroe married veteran pitcher John Danks of the Chicago White Sox in a ceremony officiated by Blake Shelton


                            Who is Ashley Monroe's husband? Wedding to John Danks was officiated by Blake Shelton
John Danks and Ashley Monroe's wedding was officiated by Blake Shelton (Jamie Squire/ Christian Petersen/ Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Country music artist Ashley Monroe from the Pistol Annies trio recently disclosed that she has a rare form of blood cancer. In a long Instagram post on Tuesday, June 13, the 34-year-old crooner said she's starting chemotherapy.

Monroe joins a list of celebrities who have come out with their cancer diagnoses recently. Some of these celebrities include wrestling announcer Don West, Blink 182 singer Mark Hoppus and actor James Michael Tyler.

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Her loved ones, including her husband John Danks and their three-year-old son Dalton, were featured in a montage of pictures on her post. She said that she had learned she was anemic a few months prior during normal blood work with her doctor. "'I was like, FINE, I’ll just double up on cheeseburger patties, take some extra vitamins and call it a day. Well my red blood count just kept falling, and they found out my iron /b12/ folic acid numbers were actually fine," she wrote.



 

Who is Ashley Monroe's husband John Danks?

Monroe is married to baseball pitcher John Danks. The 36-year-old Texan played in Major League Baseball for the Chicago White Sox. Danks graduated from Round Rock High School in Texas in 2003 and was awarded co-player of the year for Central Texas that year. The Texas Rangers selected him ninth overall in the first round of the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft. Jordan Danks, his brother, was his White Sox teammate from 2012 to 2014.

Danks signed a minor league contract with Atlanta Braves in December 2016 and was released on March 20, 2017. The veteran left-hander's career went on a downward spiral after he went through a left shoulder surgery in 2012. The southpaw did not pitch after being dismissed by the White Sox just four starts into this season.



 

On September 14, 2012, during the Pistol Annies' first concert of their headlining tour, Danks proposed to Monroe. The couple met through a mutual friend in 2011, according to Sounds Like Nashville. "I married my best friend," the country singer had said after the wedding ceremony in October 2013, which had 45 people in attendance. 

Monroe had said that she and Danks wanted someone with personality to marry them, according to Taste of Country. Pistol Annies member Miranda Lambert’s ex-husband, 'The Voice' judge and country star Blake Shelton, served as officiant during the couple's wedding, according to Washington Post. Lambert helped her with the wedding plan. The pair tied the knot at Blackberry Farm at the Great Smoky Mountains straddling North Carolina and Tennessee, making it a busy celebrity week for the venue with Kelly Clarkson getting hitched in the same place that week. 



 

Monroe announced her pregnancy via Twitter on Christmas Day in 2016. “Best present ever,” she wrote, along with a photo of an ultrasound decorated with emojis. “Merry Christmas everyone.. so many new things coming in 2017!!” The couple had their first child Dalton William Danks on July 28, 2017.

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