Ashley Holt Kimbrel gained popularity as the wife of Craig Kimbrel, a well-known professional baseball player. Their love story began when they first crossed paths at Wallace State, where Ashley was a cheerleader.
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Ashley Holt Bio
Ashley Holt’s birth date is unknown but she seems to be in her mid-30s. She attended Wallace State Community College with Craig Kimbrel. Holt follows the Christian religion and is of American nationality. Her husband is also a devout born-again Christian who believes that accepting Christ in his life has had a prominentimpact on him.
Despite the confusion caused by the similarity in names, Ashley Holt Kimbrel is not the pastry chef who won season 2 of TLC’s Next Great Baker. The chef who is incorrectly referred to as Craig’s wife, is a culinary specialist and recipient of the Emmy Awarded Food Stylist grant.
Ashley Holt and Craig Kimbrel Marriage
Ashley Holt Kimbrel and her husband Craig Kimbrel first crossed paths at Wallace State Community College, where Craig played baseball and Ashley was a cheerleader. As per Craig’s account, Ashley joined the college in her sophomore year and was a year younger than him. They initially built a friendship that lasted for about a year before they eventually started dating.
Ashley and Craig got married on December 1, 2012. They experienced the joy of welcoming their first child, Lydia Joy, on November 3, 2017. However, shortly after her birth, it was discovered that Lydia had some heart defects. Due to the severity of these defects, she had to undergo surgery when she was only 4 days old. Lydia has since undergone multiple surgeries that have been successful in correcting her heart defects.
Her Husband Craig Kimbrel
Craig Kimbrel was born on May 28, 1988, in Huntsville, Alabama. He is the son of Mike and Sandy Kimbrel. In 2007, he participated in the MLB Amateur draft and was selected by the Atlanta Braves in Round 33. However, instead of immediately joining the Braves, Kimbrel chose to continue his education at Wallace State College for his sophomore year and improve his skills as a manager. He was later drafted by the Braves again in the 3rd round of the 2008 draft.
Craig Kimbrel had an impressive season in 2012, earning acclaim as the National League’s leading pitcher with 42 saves. He also received the prestigious 2012 National League Rolaids Relief Man Award. After spending two more seasons with the Braves, Kimbrel joined the San Diego Padres in April 2015. During his time with the Padres, he achieved his 200th save on June 8 against his former team, the Braves. Kimbrel continued to make history on May 5, 2018 when he recorded his 300th career save against the Texas Rangers, becoming the youngest player to reach this milestone in only 494 games.
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Ashley Kimbrel Net Worth
Since her current profession is not known, predicting her net worth is very hard. However, her husband has a net worth of around $16 million. Craig Kimbrel signed a four-year, $42 million contract in February 2014. However, in 2019, he was traded from the Braves to the San Diego Padres alongside Melvin Upton Jr. After one season with the Padres, Kimbrel moved to the Boston Red Sox in November 2015. During his three-year contract with the Red Sox, he earned annual salaries of $11 million in 2016, $13 million in 2017, and $13 million in 2018. At the end of the 2018 season, Kimbrel is set to become a free agent.
Holt and her husband have reserved their time and effort to helping children fighting cancer-related illnesses by volunteering with various organizations. Holt’s husband has appointed as the chairman of Players Curing Kids Cancer, a prominent organization focused on research and finding cures for children battling cancer.