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Who Is The Former Swimsuit Model, Ashley Benefield? Wikipedia, Parents, Married, Husband, & Net Worth

Ashley Benefield

Ashley Benefield is a former ballerina and swimsuit model who has been recently coming into the headline for being arrested and charged with the murder of her husband, Doug Benefield, in 2020.

She was charged with the second-degree murder of her husband, Doug Benefield, on 4 November 2020, and the incident happened when Doug went to Ashley’s mother’s house in Central Park, Florida.

Who is Ashley Benefield? Wikipedia Details

Ashley Benefield is a former model and ballerina who was born in 1994, making her 28 years old as of 2022. She has not shared her exact date of birth, but her birthplace is in Charleston, South Carolina.

Ashley was the founder of the American National Ballet. The case of Ashley and Doug Benefield was featured on CBS’ 48 Hours as “The Black Swan Murder?”

Likewise, Ashley holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity group. She currently resides in Florida with her mother and her daughter.

Moreover, her height is 5 feet 9 inches or 1.75 m tall, and she weighs around 67 kg or 147 lbs.

Who Are Ashley Benefield’s Parents?

Ashley Benefield was born to her parents in 1994, but she hasn’t disclosed the identities of her mother and her father. However, her mother lives in Central Park, Florida, and the former model is currently living with her mother.

There is not much information about her parents in the media other than that.

Who Is Ashley Benefield’s Husband? Married Life

Ashley Benefield first met her late husband, Doug Benefield, when they had dinner in Florida in August 2016. She was 24 years old when they first started dating each other. After dating for almost two weeks, they got married and exchanged wedding vows in Doug’s hometown, Charleston, South Carolina.

Her late husband, Doug Benefield, was a consultant for technology companies and government contractors. They had an age gap of 20 years, and Doug was first married to a woman named Renee, with whom he has a daughter named Eva. His first wife, Renee, died due to an undiagnosed heart ailment.

Ashley then lived with his daughter and often got into arguments with her husband. Ashley went to her mother’s house when she got pregnant and packed up her things in Charleston in 2017. She also accused Doug of poisoning her and his first wife, Renee. 

However, they reconciled in 2019, and again, she accused him of physically and sexually abusing their daughter. They again intervened in 2020, but on 27 September 2020, Ashley shot her husband with a .45 caliber gun and called it self-defense. Her husband died at a local hospital after an hour after the shooting. 

Does Ashley Benefield Have A Biological Children?

Yes, Ashley Benefield has a biological child sharing with her late husband, Doug Benefield. Ashley got pregnant with her daughter and gave birth in March 2018 after her doctor performed C-section and delivered a healthy baby.

She kept the birth of their daughter secret and filed court documents to keep Doug away from them. However, they began sharing custody of their six-month-old daughter and were preparing to move in together as a family with Ashley’s mother in Maryland when the shooting happened.

When Did Ashley Benefield Start Her Career?

Ashley was a professional ballet dancer and swimsuit model. She established a dance business called American National Ballet in Charleston, South Carolina, with her husband, Doug, and served as Executive Director.

How Much Is Ashley Benefield’s Net Worth?

Ashley Benefield has not disclosed her exact amount of net worth, but as a former professional ballet dancer and model, she might have a net worth of around $100k-$500k approximately.