Ashley Iaconetti (birth name – Ashley Nicole Iaconetti) is an American journalist, author, podcaster, and television personality, who gained fame after competing on the hit ABC television series ”The Bachelor.”
Iaconetti was born on March 6, 1988, in Great Falls, Virginia, USA.
She has a sister named Lauren. Ashley is of English and Italian descent.
Ashley earned a degree in media arts and design from James Madison University.
Later, Iaconetti earned a master’s degree in Broadcasting and Digital Journalism from Syracuse University.
She is the owner and CEO of E & S Media Creations.
In addition, Ashley has a personal blog (byashleyi.com) on which she publishes posts about beauty products and fashion.
In 2015, she appeared in season 19 of The Bachelor, a dating and relationship reality TV series.
Iaconetti was a virgin at the time. In a 2020 interview, she said:
”I started my Bachelor journey in 2015 and I was a virgin at the time, and they made a really big deal of it on the show.”
Ashley went on to say:
”And it kind of followed me through my entire Bachelor journey.”
Later, she has appeared in seasons 2 and 3 of Bachelor in Paradise, a spin-off of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.
In 2018, Ashley appeared in the 1st season of The Bachelor Winter Games, a winter counterpart to the summer series Bachelor in Paradise.
During The Bachelor Winter Games, Ashley met Kevin Wendt, with whom she won the competition. The two continued their relationship after the show, however, they broke up shortly after the After Show.
She co-hosts two podcasts:
- the I Don’t Get It podcast, along with her sister, Lauren Iaconetti and former Bachelor & Bachelorette producer Naz Perez;
- The Ben and Ashley I Almost Famous Podcast with reality television star Ben Higgins.
On August 11, 2019, Ashley Iaconetti married Jared Haibon in Newport Rhode Island at Rosecliff Mansion.
She said about their wedding:
“We freakishly agreed on everything. Growing up we had the exact same vision of our wedding, [doing] it as grandiose as it has become.”
Note – Jared Haibon is a former contestant on the 11th season of The Bachelorette. Jared currently works as a restaurant manager in Providence, Rhode Island.
In February 2020, Ashley revealed in a YouTube video:
”Back in 2015 when we first met in ‘Bachelor In Paradise,’ I thought there was a slim chance that we’d end up together.” Jared Haibon replied – ”I thought the same thing.”
Bachelorette and Bachelor alums Krystal Nielson, Kaitlyn Bristowe, Chris Randone, Jason Tartick, Nick Viall, Ben Higgins, Chris Strandburg, Evan Bass, Dean Unglert, Carly Waddell, J.J. Lane, Olivia Caridi, and Becca Tilley, were in attendance at the wedding.
Ashley and Jared got engaged while filming for the fifth season of Bachelor in Paradise in June 2018.
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Iaconetti received a 2.4-carat diamond and platinum ring from Jared Haibon, reported People.
She said about her engagement ring:
”It’s so, so beautiful and it’s a symbol of our love and commitment, but Jared is my prize.”
Ashley later added:
”This is a pretty piece of jewelry! I already feel bare without it on my finger.”
On March 26, 2019, the couple co-authored a book, titled – ”Lucy & Clark: A Story of Puppy Love.”
In October 2019, Ashley and Jared revealed that they are getting pressured to have children. She said:
”The grandmas ask the most. They just want babies ASAP.”
In early 2021, it was reported that the two are trying for a baby. ”We’re gonna try and let the chips fall where they may,” Jared said.
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During Bachelor in Paradise, Ashley revealed that she has gotten Botox. She later explained on Instagram:
”You all know I’m a very expressive person! 26 years old seems like a young age to start Botoxing, but that’s what I did. (It’s a preventative!).”
Iaconetti also wrote:
”I would get deep wrinkles in my forehead whenever I’d just slightly raise my brows talking.”
Ashely is nicknamed “Kardashley” due to her resemblance with Kim Kardashian as well as with obsession with the reality TV star.
Iaconetti had several guest appearances on many TV series and talk shows, including Access Hollywood Live, Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Million Dollar Matchmaker, Entertainment Tonight, and Good Morning America.
She and Jared have a partnership with the Ronald McDonald House, an organization which helps families stay close to their child when they need treatment for serious medical conditions.
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Ashley Iaconetti – Net Worth
Iaconetti earned most of her wealth from appearing on The Bachelor, Bachelor in Paradise, and The Bachelor Winter Games. Also, she is a contributor to Cosmopolitan.
In addition, she has a partnership with K-Y to promote better sex. Ashely said about their partnership – ”K-Y has been one of the brands that I’ve loved throughout my experiences in the bedroom.”
Moreover, Iaconetti is a correspondent for Clevver TV and Access Hollywood. Furthermore, she makes money from selling her book as well as from being the CEO of E & S Media Creations.
However, Iaconetti’s biggest source of income is sponsored posts on Instagram, as she can easily receive $20,000 per sponsored post on her account with more than 1.1 million followers. Therefore, Ashley Iaconetti has an estimated net worth of $0.6 million.
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