American physician Jennifer Ashton faced a tragic blow after her ex-husband died by suicide just months after their divorce. She was married to Dr. Robert Ashton.

Has the California native moved on from the tragedy now? Know about her past married life and get to see if she's dating anyone now!

Ex-Husband Died After Divorce

Ashton tied a knot with a thoracic and cardiac surgeon, Dr. Robert Ashton, in 1996. They welcomed two children, a son named Alex Ashton and a daughter named Chloe Ashton.

After staying together for over 21 years in their interracial conjugal bond, the couple divorced in January 2017.

However, parting ways wasn't the big issue; the big problem arose when Ashton's ex-husband Robert died by suicide after two weeks of divorce.

The 52-year-old surgeon had jumped from the George Washington Bridge on February 11, 2017.

Expressing her condolence towards her ex-husband after the suicide, the California native uploaded an Instagram post.

There, she disclosed that her and her children's hearts were broken. She further added that Robert was helpful and referred to him as a warm, generous, and kind person.

Jennifer expresses heartfelt condolence to her ex-husband, Dr. Robert Ashton, through an Instagram post in February 2017 (Photo: Jennifer Ashton's Instagram)

At least outwardly, Jeniffer stayed optimistic and opined that her ex-husband's death should serve as a wake-up call to anyone with a loved one suffering from depression.

Ashton revealed more about the death, or rather about the aftermath while talking about Kate Spade's suicide in Good Morning America.

She talked about what she and her two children had to go through in the immediate aftermath of the suicide of her ex-husband and how they coped later on; they had to attend the therapy sessions to get over the trauma of survival.

Is Dating Todd Ellerin 

After the tragic end of her relationship, Ashton had lost interest in getting into a new relationship.

As true as it is, she had not expected to fall in love soon. She was occupied taking care of her kids and dealing with the mental pressure.

But all that she had believed in changed once she met Dr. Todd Ellerin through a friend in the spring of 2018. A director of infectious diseases at South Shore Hospital, Ellerin became her support at the trying times. 

Interestingly, Ashton confessed that her boyfriend's company was something out of Lady Gaga‘s song Always Remember Us This Way.

She maintained in the interview with the PEOPLE that the lyric “You found the light in me that I couldn’t find” was reverberated through the action of her new-found partner.

Family Members In Medical Field

On 23 April 1969, Jeniffer was born Jennifer Lee Garfein to a cardiologist father, Oscar Garfein, and a nurse mother, Dorothy Garfein.

Deriving her passion for medicine from her family, Ashton got her education from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

She also served as the Class President for four consecutive years and graduated with a Doctor of Medicine degree in 2000.

Later, she continued her education of Master degree in Nutrition and even received her MD from Columbia University and became a board-certified Ob-Gyn.

Jennifer Ashton's Career

In March 2006, Fox News Channel signed Ashton as their first female medical contributor.

She got hired as the Chief Health Correspondent for ABC News and Good Morning America. She is a columnist for Cosmopolitan Magazine.

Besides that, Dr. Ashton is well recognized as an award-winning author.

Her notable book The Body Scoop for Girls was released in January 2010. She is also an author of several books like 'Your Body Beautiful and 'Eat This Not That When You’re Expecting.'

Her involvement in all these sectors has awarded her the fame she deserves, but that's not all! Her net worth dwells over $8 million, as reported by Celebrity Net Worth.